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On Horseback through Asia Minor

Volume 1

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108037594

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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 of the people he encounters. This first volume covers Burnaby's journey from Constantinople to Arabkir and includes a map of the entire route.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108037594
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. The start
    2. The Bosphorus
    3. The porter at the hotel
    4. Osman
    5. Scutari
    6. The proprietor of the establishment
    7. An Armenian bishop
    8. Camels
    9. Nalihan
    10. Radford
    11. One lives and learns even from Turks
    12. The Pacha's carriage
    13. The band
    14. Leave Angora
    15. The Kizil Armak
    16. A victim to the famine
    17. M. Perrot
    18. The mosque
    19. A visit to some Greeks
    20. The gipsies
    21. Seleh Zela
    22. Tokat
    23. The servant of the house
    24. Osman
    25. Mohammed's horse
    26. A prison in Sivas
    27. The Governor calls
    28. An Armenian monastery
    29. The principal mosque
    30. Snow
    31. The river Dumrudja
    32. Usury laws in Turkey.

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