PDF READ The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia ´ Peter Hopkirk

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characters The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia 109 Ses and deserts of Central Asia Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it The Great Game a phrase immortalized in Kipling's Kim. Written in a style that is eminently appropriate for this story The Great Game is a good introductory book for understanding the struggle between Britain and Russia over Central Asia in the 19th C If you love Kim by Rudyard Kipling you will slobber over every page in this book And I have grown to LOVE Kim Took me a few decades but it s the shit Especially if you read it in a Comp Lit class analyzing the colonial discourse and the unforgivable cries of colonialism If that s you give Kim a chance Written by someone who grew up in Anglo India I think you ll find it extraordinarily insightful despite the presence of the ponderous and stylistically stilted British Empire But back to the style of the Great Game Peter Hopkirk is a very masterful writer for sure but for this story he manages to write the history in the totally anachronistic rip roarin style that you find in colonial adventure stories late Victorian colonial adventure Basically it s fun to read in the wa

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characters The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia 109 For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia fought a secret war in the lonely pas. In 1236 Mongol horsemen swept westward through Russia tying serfs to the Tartar yoke The Golden Horde would exact tribute until Ivan the Terrible defeated the khanates of Kazan and Astrakhan in the mid 1500 s opening the way for expansion east through Siberia Peter the Great turned his gaze south through the Caucasus and Caspian towards Persia yet was thwarted by Nader Shah in 1735 In 1757 the British began major territorial gains in India The aspirations and apprehensions of these rival European empires became the Great Game played out in Central Asia during the 1800 sIn the late 18th century the British were concerned with Catherine the Great s expansion into Crimea but distracted by the rise of Napoleon The Russian defeat of the French in 1812 helped to end one concern but created another Threat of a Russian attack on India via Turkey and Tehran obsessed the British and a cold war Russophobia took hold Tsar Alexander I sent envoys to Khiva present day Uzbeki

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characters The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia 109 When play first began the two rival empires lay nearly 2000 miles apart By the end some Russian outposts were within 20 miles of Indi. First things first it is an engaging read with just the correct amount of detail and narrative punchCovering a time period right from the 16th Century when the Russians slowly started expanding eastwards and came in conflict first with the Central Asian Khanates then with the British Raj in the 19th Century the book finishes with the Great Game s own end in the beginning of the 20th Century when Japan beat the Russian Empire Hopkirk does a decent job of covering such a massive time span without getting too technical and boring his readersHowever what took me aback was the language and propaganda used throughout the book which is suitable for something written in the heady days of Imperialism in the 1870s and 1880s rather than a book published in 1990 Consider for example when Hopkirk talks about the meeting between the British spydiplomatemissary Alexander Burnes later Sir Alexander and the Emir of Afghanistan Dost Mohammad Dost Mohammad being an Afghan prince w


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    PDF READ The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia ´ Peter Hopkirk free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Peter Hopkirk Peter Hopkirk · 9 summary It's a fabulous eastern action adventure full of the brave and resourceful British explorers and fighters confronting treacherous oriental despots as they maneuver to protect the jewel in the crown from another colonial power Hopkirk covers a vast swathe of history and territory from Russia's eastward expansion to Alaska to the Russo–Japanese War He does warn you early on that his goal is to be impartial but

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    PDF READ The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia ´ Peter Hopkirk Peter Hopkirk's book; The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia is a great historical account and a very enjoyable book to read It is very rare nowadays to find a book that holds your attention throughout without finding one boring section this is one of those books In over 560 pages paperback edition Peter Hopkirk tells the amazing stories of a number of early British and Russian officers and men involved i

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    PDF READ The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia ´ Peter Hopkirk Peter Hopkirk · 9 summary free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Peter Hopkirk In 1236 Mongol horsemen swept westward through Russia tying serfs to the Tartar yoke The Golden Horde would exact tribute until Ivan the Terrible defeated the khanates of Kazan and Astrakhan in the mid 1500's opening the w

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    Peter Hopkirk · 9 summary free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Peter Hopkirk characters The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia This is a complete enough narrative history of the struggle between Russia and Britain for control of Central Asia So if you want the bare exciting outlines read here but don't expect analysis or deep thought on the issue What we have here is a particularly Tory version of imperial history all the British spies and agents are brave ingenious inventive and decent; all the Russians are mysterious brutal callous but alway

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    characters The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia PDF READ The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia ´ Peter Hopkirk Peter Hopkirk · 9 summary An excellent book charting the rivalry betw

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    free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Peter Hopkirk PDF READ The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia ´ Peter Hopkirk Written in a style that is eminently appropriate for this story The Great Game is a good introductory book for understanding the struggle between Britain and Russia over Central Asia in the 19th C If you love Kim by Rudyard Kipling you will slobber over every page in this book And I have grown to LOVE Kim Took me a few decades but it's the shit Especially if you read it in a Comp Lit class analyzing the colon

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    PDF READ The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia ´ Peter Hopkirk This is narrative history that can keep one enthralled from the first to the last page Cliches such as page turner apply No doubt the game itself can be discussed further new books published etc etc but who cares Hopkirk has written a book that had me looking at the maps researching the characters marking the bibliography for furthe

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    PDF READ The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia ´ Peter Hopkirk Peter Hopkirk's excellent book The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia represents an extended tale of Silk Road spie

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    characters The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia PDF READ The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia ´ Peter Hopkirk First things first it is an engaging read with just the correct amount of detail and narrative punchCovering a time period right from the 16th Century when the Russians slowly started expanding eastwards and came in conflict first with the Central Asian Khanates then with the British Raj in the 19th Century the book finishes with the Great Game's own end in the beginning of the 20th Century when Japan beat the Russian Empire Hopki

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    characters The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia Peter Hopkirk · 9 summary free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Peter Hopkirk I liked this a lot although I think the relevance to events today has been overplayed a bit by some other reviewers it's better enjoyed as a stirring history than a political primerI knew a little about the Great Game before

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  • Paperback
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  • The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
  • Peter Hopkirk
  • English
  • 13 February 2018
  • 9780192802323