A Ride to Khiva

A Ride to Khiva : Travels and Adventures in Central Asia

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"A Ride to Khiva" recounts Captain Burnaby's strictly unofficial mission in 1875 to investigate the motives behind Russia's exclusion of foreigners from Central Asia. Forced to travel in winter, he journeyed through blizzards and snowdrifts to reach the mysterious caravan city of Khiva, his adventures extending from surviving the Cossack's treatment for frostbite to taking tea with the Khan. This reissue with a new introduction by the acclaimed author, Peter Hopkirk, is intended for wide popular appeal as an "adventure story", for lovers of travel writing, and those interested in Asian history and the threat posed to British interests by Russia.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 413 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192880500
  • 9780192880505

About Fred Burnaby

About the Authors: Author of On Horseback Through Asia Minor, and founder of the Vanity Fair journal, Frederick Burnaby did a great deal of active service in the British army and was killed in action in 1885. Peter Hopkirk is a highly acclaimed travel writer and best-selling author of The Great Game.show more

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