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Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow, and St Petersburgh during the Late Russian Invasion of Khiva
With Some Account of the Court of Khiva and the Kingdom of Khaurism

Volume 2


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

  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108053969

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  • This two-volume travelogue recounts the diplomatic mission through Central Asia and Russia undertaken by James Abbott (1807–96) in 1839. An officer in the Bengal Artillery, Abbott first travelled to Central Asia in 1838 and was soon drawn into the 'Great Game' between Russia and Britain as they struggled for influence in the region. When Russia launched an expedition against Khiva in 1839, ostensibly to free Russian slaves, Abbott was sent there to advise the Khan and then travelled to Russia to initiate mediation. While the Russian slaves were freed by Abbott's successor, Abbott believed he had succeeded and published this account in 1843. The work includes anecdotes of his experiences and observations on the cultures and landscapes he encountered. In Volume 2, he chronicles his journey to St Petersburg via Moscow and recounts his general impressions of Russia.

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    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108053969
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    28. Uneasiness of the Kuzzauk brothers
    29. Yar Muhummud
    30. Route to Dahsh Gulla
    31. Departure for Dahsh Gulla
    32. Cossaq horsemen
    33. Description of Nuovo Alexandrofski
    34. Departure from Gorief
    35. Departure from Oorahlsk
    36. Ball room at Orenburgh
    37. Departure from Orenburgh
    38. General plan of Moscow
    39. Intolerance
    40. Nature of the beauty of St Petersburgh
    41. Maturer impressions of St Petersburgh
    42. Farther consideration of the position of Russia
    43. Use of the French tongue among the educated classes
    44. Review of the imperial guard at Krasno Celo
    45. Vesper hymn
    46. Posture of Russia
    47. Remarks on St Petersburgh
    48. Renewal of impressions
    49. Summud Kauniana
    50. London and St Petersburgh contrasted
    51. English dissociality
    52. Return to Calcutta

  • Author

    James Abbott

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