The Great Game: On the practicability of an invasion of British India

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Taylor & Francis, 2004 - 147 pages
"The Great Game: Britain and Russia in Central Asia is a collection of key nineteenth century source texts. During this period, Central Asia was the focus of a vital political and diplomatic confrontation between Britain and Russia. From the viewpoints of London and Calcutta, there was the belief that the objective of the Tsars was to add India, the "Jewel in the British Crown", to the immense empire that Russia was in the process of building up in Asia. The collection includes papers by commentators on both sides, who wrote voluminously about their perceptions of the opposing threat. Other selections are by soldiers and adventurers also traversed the region, along with official documents providing invaluable insights into the private perceptions of both governments. This set divides the era of the 'Great Game' into three parts. The first stretches from the early years of the 1900s to the disastrous intervention in Afghanistan known as the First Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-42. The second spans the period between that conflict and the Second Anglo-Afghan War, 1878-80, while the third terminates with the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907, which effectively marked the end of the confrontation."--Publisher's description.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
2
Section 3
3
Section 4
4
Section 5
5
Section 6
i
Section 7
lviii
Section 8
lviii
Section 15
9
Section 16
11
Section 17
42
Section 18
44
Section 19
47
Section 20
51
Section 21
77
Section 22
89

Section 9
lviii
Section 10
lviii
Section 11
lviii
Section 12
6
Section 13
7
Section 14
8
Section 23
91
Section 24
103
Section 25
123
Section 26
125
Section 27
147
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