Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and Its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India: Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Do

Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and Its Dependencies in Persia Tartary and India Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation and a History of the Do Mountstuart Elphinstone was a Scottish diplomat and colonial administrator After joining the civil service of the East India Company in he was appointed the first British envoy to the C

  • Title: Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and Its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India: Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Do
  • Author: Mountstuart Elphinstone
  • ISBN: 9781108036719
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mountstuart Elphinstone 1779 1859 was a Scottish diplomat and colonial administrator After joining the civil service of the East India Company in 1796 he was appointed the first British envoy to the Court of Kabul in 1808 In 1819 he was appointed the Governor of Bombay, and after his retirement in 1827 he devoted his life to historical and literary studies First publiMountstuart Elphinstone 1779 1859 was a Scottish diplomat and colonial administrator After joining the civil service of the East India Company in 1796 he was appointed the first British envoy to the Court of Kabul in 1808 In 1819 he was appointed the Governor of Bombay, and after his retirement in 1827 he devoted his life to historical and literary studies First published in 1815, this volume contains Elphinstone s detailed description of the Kingdom of Afghanistan Elphinstone describes the geography, economy and political situation of the kingdom and provides a brief account of Afghan history He also gives the first detailed ethnographic accounts of the various Afghan tribes and ethnic groups in the kingdom This fascinating volume informed British military and diplomatic policy in the region until the 1840s, and remained the main source of information on the culture of the Afghan tribes for much of the nineteenth century.

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    1. Mountstuart Elphinstone was a Scottish statesman and diplomat who had a nuanced view of the lands of the Near East and India where he was stationed that were certainly forward-reaching for his time and in addition, he was also a consummate historian and author who provides us with this book. The "Kingdom of Caubul" is what we now know as Afghanistan and surprisingly enough (or not), it's not changed that much since Elphinstone's own time (1779 – 1859). What Ephinstone describes in this thick v [...]

    2. Mountstuart Elphinstone was a Scottish statesman and diplomat who had a nuanced view of the lands of the Near East and India where he was stationed that were certainly forward-reaching for his time and in addition, he was also a consummate historian and author who provides us with this book. The "Kingdom of Caubul" is what we now know as Afghanistan and surprisingly enough (or not), it's not changed that much since Elphinstone's own time (1779 – 1859). What Ephinstone describes in this thick v [...]

    3. The kingdom of caubul,in two volumes,(vol.1 422 pages and vol.11 465 pages )is a truely landmark book on the subject of afghanistan and Afghans.Its a master piece and can be called as an authority on the subject.It is an encyclopaedic writing which covers almost everything relating to afghans,viz,geography,history,culture,beliefs,ethnicity,trade and commerce,rivers,mountains,cities and towns,climate,law ,military,Afghan"s neighbours etc.Though written in 1808 by the celebrated Mounstuart Elphini [...]

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