On Horseback through Asia Minor: Volume 2

On Horseback through Asia Minor: Volume 2

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Frederick Burnaby (1842-85) joined the Royal Horse Guards in 1859, but, when not assigned to active duty, he crafted his own adventures. He ballooned across the English Channel, and travelled in Spain, Asia Minor and Russia. He was wounded, and eventually killed, fighting for the British Empire. His book, A Ride to Khiva (1876) gave a personal account of his hazardous mission into Russian territory during the 'Great Game' when the British and Russian Empires were vying for power in central Asia. It was an instant bestseller, and brought him overnight fame. This two-volume work, published in 1877, recounts his next adventure: a two-thousand mile journey through Asia Minor to assess Turkey's chances in the impending war with Russia. On the way, he creates vivid snapshots of the region and the people he encounters. Volume 2 covers the journey from Armenia to the Black Sea and includes numerous appendices.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 maps
  • 1139096907
  • 9781139096904

Table of contents

1. My host; 2. The Mohammedan school; 3. Radford; 4. The Armenian church; 5. Hasta Khan; 6. Kemach; 7. Erzingan; 8. Russia's conduct in Servia; 9. Climbing the mountains; 10. The Pacha's interpreter; 11. The European society in Erzeroum; 12. A conversation with the Pacha; 13. The weather; 14. The Turkish cemetery; 15. The Kurd; 16. Low hills; 17. Clearing the way; 18. Armenian lads; 19. A spy; 20. A Yezeed (devil-worshippers) village; 21. Dinner; 22. Villages; 23. No signs of Khoi; 24. The bazaar; 25. Kotoor; 26. The artillery at practice; 27. An extempore market; 28. Akserai; 29. My host; 30. Alongside the river Murad; 31. Mohammed's febrifuge; 32. The garrison of Kars; 33. The march to Ardahan; 34. Ardanusch; 35. The precipice; 36. Price of corn; 37. The journey is over.show more