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The First Anglo-Afghan Wars : a reader

Author: Antoinette M Burton; Andrew J Bacevich
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2014. ©2014
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Designed for classroom use, The First Anglo-Afghan Wars gathers in one volume primary source materials related to the first two wars that Great Britain launched against native leaders of the Afghan region. From 1839 to 1842, and again from 1878 to 1880, Britain fought to expand its empire and prevent Russian expansion into the region's northwest frontier, which was considered the gateway to India, the jewel in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
First Anglo-Afghan Wars.
Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013044873
(OCoLC)859044861
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antoinette M Burton; Andrew J Bacevich
ISBN: 9780822376699 0822376695
OCLC Number: 873034783
Description: 1 online resource (x, 272 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The Anglo-Afghan Wars in historical perspective --
Strategic interests on the road to Kabul --
A sketch of the military and political power of Russia (1817)/ Robert Wilson --
Journey to the North of India (1838)/ Arthur Conolly --
The court and camp of Runjit Sing (1840) / W.G. Osborne --
A narrative of the Russian military expedition to Khiva, under general Perofski (1939) --
The First Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-1842: occupation, route, defeat, captivity --
Narrative of the war in Affghanistan (1840) / Henry Havelock --
To Herat and Cabul: a story of the First Afghan War (1902) / G.A. Henty --
A journal of disasters in Affghanistan (1843) / Florentia Sale --
English captives at Cabul --
The life of the amir dost mohammed khan (1846), mohan lal --
The afghan wars (1896), archibald forbes --
The Second Anglo-Afghan War, 1878-1880: imperial insecurities, global stakes --
Gorchakov circular (1864) --
The Russian foreign policy in Asia (1877) / Eugene Schuyler --
The Afghan War: a lecture (1878) / Handel Cossham --
Afghanistan and its peoples (1878) and Afghan women and children --
India and Afghanistan (1879) / R.D. Osborn --
From the spectator: the magnitude of the Afghan War, Abdurrahman Khan --
The disaster in Candahar, The first lesson of Candahar, The rumor from Cabula, and The death of Abdul Rahman Khan --
The great game, 1880-1919 --
Russia in Central Asia (1889) / George Nathaniel Curzon --
The Amir's homily (1891) / Rudyard Kipling --
The life of Abdur Rahman, Amir of Afghanistan (1900) and The Ameer's memoirs / Mohammed khan, editor, and the Spectator --
The Russians at the gates of Herat (1885) / Charles Marvin --
The campaign towards Afghanistan (1885) / Andrei Bolandin --
The story of the Malakand field force (1901) / Winston Churchill --
The Indian frontier troubles, The graphic (1897) --
The judgment of the sword (1913) / Maud Diver --
Our relations with Afghanistan? (1919) / Demetrius C. Boulger --
Third Afghan War.
Responsibility: Antoinette Burton, editor ; with a foreword by Andrew J. Bacevich.

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