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Author Kreutzmann, Hermann, author.

Title Wakhan Quadrangle : exploration and espionage during and after the Great Game / Hermann Kreutzmann
Published Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (283 pages)
Contents Cover; Titel; Imprint; Contens; Avant-propos; Travelogues from forgotten visitors ; Introducing actors and interests ; Narrowing down the context -- Munshi Abdul Rahim's mission; Contents and comments; The immediate aftermath and long-lasting effects; Transliteration and transcription ; Copyright ; Introduction ; From river source to geopolitical pivot -- The great game on the Oxus; Dominance and restructuring -- 40 years that shaped Central Asia
Ishkashim -- Zebak ; -- Warduj; -- Faizabad ; -- On the holy mantle ; -- Sale of slaves ; -- Manufactures of Badakhshan ; -- Mineral wealth and other produce ; -- Indian goods in Badakhshan ; -- Russian goods in Badakhshan; -- Bokharan goods ; -- Goods from Qataghan and Kunduz; -- Products from Chitral ; -- Artisans and craftsmen from Faizabad
Khamchán, the ancient capital -- On the tribes of Badakshán ; -- The tribe of Hazáras ; -- On religion ; -- On learning ; -- On house-building ; -- On habits of hospitality ; -- Habits of the inhabitants of Badakhshan ; -- On giving and taking girls in marriage
Men on the ground -- an Anglo-Russian contestGambling in the great game -- a multi-tier playground; Intellectual support during the Great Game; Endgame in the Wakhan quadrangle; Missions with an aim ; From Kashgar to Wakhan; Colonial masters depending on indigenous intermediaries -- collaboration in map-making and reconnaissance; Muslim trackers in trans-frontier Central Asia; A 'skeleton map'; John Biddulph -- commanding officer and mastermind; Mukhtar Shah and Munshi Abdul Rahim -- two travellers on their way to Badakhshan
Munshi Abdul Rahim's journey revisited -- from colonial ignorance to present-day receptionMunshi Abdul Rahim's visit at a crucial time for wakhan and Badakhshan; Topics covered and highlighted in Munshi Abdul Rahim's report; -- religion ; -- Ceremonies on the birth of a son ; -- Marriage ceremonies ; -- On death ; -- Education; -- Built environment ; -- Administrative division; -- Agriculture; -- Animal husbandry; -- Authority and rule; -- Wakhan within Badakhshan
Pride of race of the tribes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-278) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 02, 2018)
Subject Discoveries in geography.
Espionage -- Afghanistan -- Badakhshān
Espionage -- Afghanistan -- Vākhān (Region)
Discoveries in geography.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Central Asia.
Badakhshān (Afghanistan) -- Discovery and exploration
Vākhān (Afghanistan : Region) -- Discovery and exploration
Afghanistan -- Badakhshān.
Afghanistan -- Vākhān Region.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3447196378