Central Asia, Persia and Afghanistan, 1834-1922 : from Silk Road to Soviet rule
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2021
- Physical description
- online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white, and colour)
- Archives direct.
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- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm) digitiser.
- This resource provides digital access to official British government records relating to the region, from the decline of the Silk Road, through the diplomatic confrontation between the British and Russian Empires known as the "Great Game", to the influence of the emergent Soviet Union in the 20th century. Correspondence and eyewitness accounts from the region's key players document the Anglo-Afghan Wars; the perspectives of Afghan and Persian rulers on foreign activities in the region; the interplay between China and Russia; and the expansion and fall of the Russian Empire; allowing scholars to build a balanced picture of the tumultuous history of the region
- Asia, Central > History > Sources.
- Asia, Central > Civilization.
- Asia, Central > Relations > Soviet Union.
- Great Britain > Relations > Soviet Union.
- China > Relations > Soviet Union.
- Afghan Wars.
- Silk Road > History.
- Asie centrale > Histoire > Sources.
- Central Asia.
- Electronic reference sources.
- Full-text databases.
- Database topics
- British and Commonwealth History
- Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
- Slavic and Eastern European Studies
- Beginning date
- Archives direct
- "Included here are 188 volumes from FO 65 and all 11 volumes of FO 106, comprising original correspondence, drafts and enclosures which detail 'Proceedings in Central Asia' from 1858 to 1905; 30 volumes of general correspondence relating to Central Asia from FO 371, dated 1920-1922; and 118 Confidential Print files for Central Asia from the FO 539 series, covering 1820-1971. Maps previously included in these volumes and extracted to form part of the MFQ, MPK and MPKK series are also made available here."
- Access limited to subscribers
- Location of originals
- The National Archives, UK
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