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Burnes, Alexander Sir 1805-1841

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Works: 123 works in 512 publications in 7 languages and 3,245 library holdings
Genres: Maps  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: DK873, 915
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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 India, in the years 1831, 1832, and 1833 by Alexander Burnes( Book )

68 editions published between 1834 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Burnes travelled up the Indus to Lahore and to the Khanates of Afghanistan and Central Asia in the 1830s, spying on behalf of the British Government in what was to become known as the 'Great Game'. His account of these travels was a bestseller in its day and this brand new edition brings the heady sense of excitement, risk and zeal bursting from the pages
Travels into Bokhara. Together with A narrative of a voyage on the Indus by Alexander Burnes( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cabool : being a personal narrative of a journey to and residence in that city, in the years 1836, 7, and 8 ; with numerous illustrations by Alexander Burnes( )

43 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the long and often disastrous history of British entanglement in Afghanistan, the name of Alexander Burnes (1805?41) deserves to be remembered. Aged sixteen, he went to India to take up a post in the army, and speedily learned both Hindustani and Persian. His skills led him to political work, and he himself proposed a covert expedition to Bukhara, to survey the country and to observe the expansionist activities of the Russians in central Asia. (Burnes' 1834 account of this journey is also reissued in this series.) In 1836, he was sent to Kabul, and became involved in the British plan to replace Dost Muhammad Khan with Shah Shuja (which he personally thought a mistake). The British became a focus of increasing local discontent, and in November 1841 Burnes was murdered in Kabul by a mob. This account of his stay in the city was published posthumously in 1842
Cabool : a personal narrative of a journey to and residence in that city, in the years 1836, 7, and 8 by Alexander Burnes( Book )

12 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages de l'embouchure de l'Indus à Lahor, Caboul, Balkh et à Boukhara; et retour par la Perse, pendant les années 1831, 1832 et 1833 by Alexander Burnes( Book )

15 editions published in 1835 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 by Alexander Burnes( )

15 editions published between 1834 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aged sixteen, Alexander Burnes (1805-41) took up a post in the Bombay army, and speedily learned both Hindustani and Persian. His skills led him to political work, and he himself proposed a covert expedition to Bukhara, to survey the country, but also to observe the expansionist activities of the Russians in central Asia. In 1832, he set off, with an army doctor, and two Indians as surveyor and secretary. They travelled in local dress and adopted whatever personas a situation required. Having reached Bukhara, they continued overland to the Caspian Sea, and then to Tehran, returning to Bombay by sea in 1833. This three-volume account of his adventures, published in 1834, was an instant bestseller. Volume 2 completes the journey, and describes the geography and history of central Asia. Burnes continued his diplomatic activities in Afghanistan, but was murdered there by a mob in 1841
Kabul. Schilderung einer Reise nach dieser Stadt und des Aufenthaltes daselbst, in den Jahren 1836, 1837 und 1838 by Alexander Burnes( Book )

11 editions published between 1841 and 1843 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Burnes' Reisen in Indien und nach Bukhara by Alexander Burnes( Book )

8 editions published in 1835 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the architectural and archaeological remains in the provinces of Kachh by Daḷapatarāma Prāṇajīvana Khakhkhara( Book )

8 editions published between 1879 and 1979 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels into Bokhara : a voyage up the Indus to Lahore and a journey to Cahool, Tartary and Persia by Alexander Burnes( Book )

19 editions published between 1835 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaggi di Alessandro Burnes by Alexander Burnes( )

6 editions published in 1842 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central Asia : comprising Bokhara, Cabool, Persia, the River Indus, & countries eastward of it by John Arrowsmith( )

3 editions published between 1834 and 1844 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabul; schilderung einer reise nach dieser stadt und aufenthaltes daselbst, in ... 1836, 1837 und 1838 by Alexander Burnes( )

2 editions published in 1843 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission à Kaboul : la relation de sir Alexander Burnes, 1836-1838 by Alexander Burnes( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Burnes' Reisen in Indien und nach Bukhara by Alexander Burnes( Book )

2 editions published in 1836 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels into Bokhara. together with a narrative of A voyage on the Indus by Alexander Burnes( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 India, in the years 1831, 1832, and 1833 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, ..., performed under the orders of the Supreme Government of India, in the years 1831, 1832, and 1833
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Travels into Bokhara. Together with A narrative of a voyage on the IndusCabool : being a personal narrative of a journey to and residence in that city, in the years 1836, 7, and 8 ; with numerous illustrationsTravels 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, ..., performed under the orders of the Supreme Government of India, in the years 1831, 1832, and 1833
Alternative Names
Aleksandrs Bērnss

Alexander Burnes britischer Entdecker

Alexander Burnes Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1805-1841)

Alexander Burnes brytyjski podróżnik i odkrywca

Alexander Burnes esploratore, scrittore e militare scozzese

Bārniz, Aliks 1805-1841

Bārnz, Aliks 1805-1841

Bernsʺ, Aleksandrʺ

Bernsʺ, Aleksandrʺ, 1805-1841

Borns, Aleksander

Bornsʺ, Aleksandrʺ

Bornsʺ, Aleksandrʺ, 1805-1841

Burnes, Alessandro 1805-1841

Burnes Alexandre

Burnes, Bokhara.

Burnes, Bokhara 1805-1841

Byorns Aleksandr

Александр Бёрнс

Борнсъ, Александръ

Борнсъ, Александръ, 1805-1841

الكسندر بيرنز

اليگزينڊر برنس

الېکسانډر برنېس

अलेक्ज़ेंडर बर्न्स

アレクサンダー・バーンズ

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