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Central Asia

J.M. Brereton introduces Pierre Louis Napolean Cavagnari, a soldier of French-Italian and Irish descent, who played a distinguished part in British relations with Afghanistan, eventually costing him his life.

Volume: 29 Issue: 6 1979

During the 1850s, writes W. Bruce Lincoln, an intrepid Russian traveller penetrated hitherto almost unknown territory, making large collections of botanical and geographical specimens, and exploring twenty-three difficult mountain passes.

Volume: 28 Issue: 3 1978

William Gardener describes how silks, tobacco and tea from China were exchanged across the deserts northwest of Peking for furs, cloth and leather from Asiatic Russia.

Volume: 27 Issue: 4 1977

Gerald Morgan recounts how, towards the mid-nineteenth century, Russian expansion in Central Asia prompted the authorities in India to send British Missions in reply.

Volume: 25 Issue: 7 1975

J.A. Boyle describes how, in 1258, the Mongol Khans from Persia captured the Caliphate of Bagdad and international contacts followed with the European powers.

Volume: 23 Issue: 8 1973

J.J. Saunders describes the Papal envoy to the Mongol conquerors who travelled through Russia to eastern Asia in 1245-7.

Volume: 22 Issue: 8 1972

Within a century, writes Sergius Yakobson, the Russians expanded over Asia from the Urals to the Pacific Ocean.

Volume: 22 Issue: 10 1972

J.J. Saunders describes how the Mongolian past has been drawn by both sides into twentieth-century disputes between Russia and China.

Volume: 20 Issue: 6 1970

Hilda Hookham introduces an astronomer prince who was a grandson of Tamburlaine.

Volume: 20 Issue: 3 1970

Raymond A. Mohl describs how the nineteenth century history of Anglo-Russian conflict in Central Asia is marked by gradual Russian advances and gradual British retreats.

Volume: 19 Issue: 3 1969

Four centuries ago the title of Dalai Lama was conferred on a Tibetan abbot by a Mongol sovereign, writes George Woodcock. Fourteen incarnations of the Compassionate Bodhisattva have since ruled Tibet as priest-kings.

Volume: 14 Issue: 2 1964

John Andrew Boyle describes how, for many years during the mid-thirteenth century, Mongol forces which had already driven deep into Central Europe, threatened to over-run and obliterate the Christian civilization of the West.

Volume: 9 Issue: 5 1959

K.G. Tregonning traces the path of Mongol conquest to a lesser studied destination - the ancient kingdoms of the Indo-Chinese and Malayan peninsulas.

Volume: 7 Issue: 3 1957

Ts’ên Shên was one of the celebrated poets of the T’ang dynasty. Here, Arthur Waley explores his body of work and the tumultuous career that propelled it.

1951 Volume: 1 Issue: 11

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