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Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843–1845

Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843–1845
To Ascertain the Fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - South Asian History

  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108070195

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  • Born in Franconia, the son of a rabbi, Joseph Wolff (1795–1862) was baptised in 1812, moved to England in 1819, and became a Christian missionary. He travelled widely in the Near East, Middle East and Central Asia, enduring shipwreck, robbery and disease. His Researches and Missionary Labours among the Jews, Mohammedans, and Other Sects (1835) and the miscellaneous Travels and Adventures (1861) are also reissued in this series. First published in 1845 and reissued here in the revised second edition of that year, this two-volume work records Wolff's journey to the Emirate of Bukhara (in present-day Uzbekistan) to investigate the disappearance of two British officers. Volume 1 covers Wolff's background and previous travels, before focusing on his mission to find the missing men. In Volume 2, Wolff offers further cultural observations. He discovers that the officers had been executed, and narrowly escapes their executioner.

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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108070195
    • length: 766 pages
    • dimensions: 221 x 145 x 51 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Mysterious state of the pagan world
    2. Embarks from Malta to England
    3. Quits Linthwaite for the curacy of High Hoyland
    4. Constantinople
    5. Arrival at Trebizond
    6. Departure from Erzroom
    7. Arrival at Teheraun
    8. Arrival at Meshed
    9. Departure from Mowr
    10. Arrival at Karakol
    11. Passive obedience the feeling of the people of Bokhara. Volume 2:
    12. Colleges of Bokhara
    13. Sensation produced by the life of Muhammed
    14. Disasters of the Seikh army in Lassa
    15. The Mervee wishes to know the story of Napoleon
    16. Abdul Samut Khan
    17. Jews obtain leave from the Ameer to visit Dr Wolff
    18. Colonel Sheil
    19. Ameer sends for the servants
    20. Departure from Bokhara
    21. Arrival at Jehaar-Joo
    22. Tribe of Tekka
    23. Dissent among the Mussulmans
    24. Dr Wolff preaches at the embassy
    25. Departure from Teheraun
    26. Two leading sects amid Muhammedans
    27. Route
    28. Arrival at Trebizond
    Appendix.

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    Joseph Wolff

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