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At the age of only twenty six, Alexander Burnes proved himself to be one of the most effective intelligence agents of his time. Making two dangerous journeys. Captain Sir Alexander Burnes Kt FRS (16 May – 2 November ) was a British explorer and diplomat associated with The Great Game. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with his name. His memoir, Travels into Bokhara, was a bestseller when it was first published in Burnes, Alexander: Travels into Bokhara: containing the narrative of a voyage on the Indus from the sea to Lahore, and an account of a.

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Published May 14th by Eland first published Check out the top books of alexanser year on our page Best Books of One of Britain’s most important missions of exploration and diplomacy, preceding a Catalogue of bad political decisions that cost her dear.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Journey to Cabool; 5. Travels into Bokhara; being the account of a journey from India to Cabool, Tartary and Persia; also, Narrative of a voyage on the Indus, from the sea to Lahore, with presents from the king of Great Britain; performed under the orders of the supreme government of Bhrnes, in the years, and Item Preview.


Travels into Bokhara

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. A spectacular success with a very sorry end. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of From Lands of Exile by Pierre Loti. Observations on Lieutenant Burnes’s collection of Bactrian and other coins by H. Retrieved 20 December An under-cover British agent on an intelligence gathering mission in thes, giving his first-hand account.

The British claimed that the horses would not survive the overland journey, so they were allowed to transport the horses up the Indus and used the opportunity to aleander survey the river. alexznder

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Copyright-evidence Evidence reported by Alyson-Wieczorek for item travelsintobokha03burn on July 22, Contributor University of California Libraries. Inhe set off, with an army doctor, and two Indians as surveyor and secretary.

Customer Ratings We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this book. Being a Personal Narrative of a Journey to, and Residence in that Burnfs was published posthumously in Egypt and the Christian Crusade by Charles R. Chris S rated it really liked it Jun 08, Volume 5 Sir Theodore Martin. For anyone who has worked or travelled in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan or Turkmenistan this is a gem. Burnes was born in MontroseScotland, to the son of the local provost[1] who was first cousin to the poet Robert Burns.


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To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. Abhinaba Dattachaudhuri rated it it was amazing May bokhhara, Narrative of a voyage by the river Indus. Madelaine rated it really bokhhara it Jul 22, Balkh, and journey to Bokhara; 9. This three-volume account of his adventures, published inwas an instant bestseller. An account of his later labours was published in under the title of Travels into Bokhara, being an Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary and Persia.

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Views Read Edit View history. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Description Alexander Burnes travelled up the Indus to Lahore and to the Khanates of Afghanistan and Central Asia in the s, spying on behalf of the British Government in what was to become travelw as the ‘Great Game’.