Russia and England in central Asia, tr. by F.C. Daukes, Volume 2

Front Cover
1876
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 131 - A feeling of discontent and dissatisfaction exists among every class, both European and native, on account of the constant increase of taxation which has for years been going on. My belief is, that the continuance of that feeling is a political danger, the magnitude of which can hardly be over-estimated...
Page 86 - Peshawur. 6. — The subsidy of one lakh per mensem shall cease from the date on which peace is made between the British and Persian Governments, or at any previous time, at the will and pleasure of the Governor-General of India. 7. — Whenever the subsidy shall cease, the British officers shall be withdrawn from the...
Page 175 - ... not lead to any serious result, might not jeopardise, that is, our hold upon India; for our garrisons, reinforced from England, would probably be equal to the emergency; but, at any rate, we should have to fight for our lives, and should be quite powerless to strike a blow against Russia in return.
Page 7 - Dundas) remark, that there was something in the first frame and constitution of the Company, which extended the sordid principles of their origin over all their successive operations ; connecting with their civil policy, and even with their boldest achievements, the meanness of a pedlar and the profligacy of pirates.
Page 144 - ... the Ameer by the Indian Government to adopt the policy which had produced the most beneficial results in the establishment of peace in countries where it had long been unknown; and her Majesty's Government see no reason to suppose that similar results would not follow on the like recommendations. Her Majesty's Government will not fail to impress upon the Ameer in the strongest terms the advantages which are given to him in the recognition by Great Britain and Russia of the boundaries which he...
Page 174 - India," and fully deserves its reputation as the most important military position in Central Asia. The earthworks which surround the town are of the most colossal character, and might be indefinitely strengthened. Water and supplies abound, and routes from all the great cities to the north, which would furnish the Russian supports, meet in this favoured spot. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that if Russia were once established in full strength at Herat, and her communications were secured in...
Page 87 - The Amir shall furnish a sufficient escort for the British officers from the British border when going to the Amir's country, and to the British border when returning. 9. — The subsidy shall commence from 1st January, 1857, and be payable at the British treasury, one month in arrears. 10. — The five lakhs of rupees which have been already sent to the Amir (three to Kandahar and two to Kabul) will not be counted in this agreement.
Page 86 - Candahar, or Balkh, or all three places, or wherever an Afghan army be assembled to act against the Persians. It will be their duty to see generally that the subsidy granted to the...
Page 7 - Alike in the political and the military line could be observed auctioneering ambassadors and trading generals; and thus we saw a revolution brought about by affidavits ; an army employed in executing an arrest; a town besieged on a note of hand; a Prince dethroned for the balance of an account. Thus it was they...
Page 172 - Asia cannot fail to be struck with the resemblance which these movements bear to the operations of an army opening parallels against a beleaguered fortress. The first parallel would thus be the Russian frontier of twenty years back, stretching from the upper end of the Caspian by the Orenburg and Siberian lines northward of the steppe to the Irtish. This may be considered strategically as a mere line of observation. The second parallel, which would constitute her line of demonstration, would be the...

Bibliographic information