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A Ride to Khiva

Frederick Burnaby

A Ride to Khiva

Braving the Depths of the Russian Winter

by Frederick Burnaby

  • 389 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Century .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Nonfiction - General,
  • Travel

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages459
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7793946M
    ISBN 100712630244
    ISBN 109780712630245

    Frederick Burnaby was born in Bedford, the son of the Rev. Gustavus Andrew Burnaby of Somerby Hall, Leicestershire, and canon of Middleham in Yorkshire (d. 15 July ), by Harriet, sister of Henry Villebois of Marham House, Norfolk (d. ).His sister Mary married John was a first cousin of Edwyn Burnaby and of Louisa s/wars: Mahdist War, First and Second Battles . “A Carpet Ride to Khiva”, a hidden gem set in oft-forgotten Uzbekistan. I never thought a book about carpets would make me feel so much love! After deeply enjoying a re-read of one of my teenage favourites, Idriss, la noia del fil de seda by Hermínia Mas (Catalan only), I decided to look for another book about Uzbekistan, eventually coming.


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A Carpet Ride to Khiva: /5(35). Burnaby, a classic hero/adventurer type, was the 19th Century's Indiana Jones. His book, a popular sensation when first published in the mid s, A Ride to Khiva book his exciting, dangerous, and sometimes humorous horseback and sleigh/carriage ride from southern Russia to Khiva, in what was then an independant khanate in Central Asia, in the middle of winter.4/5(13).

A Carpet Ride To Khiva is a story on at least four levels: what was involved in setting up and running a fair trade textile workshop A Ride to Khiva book the Uzbekhi walled city of Khiva; - exploration of the cultures and traditions of the Uzbekhi people (some funny, some appalling and some just interesting); - observations on aid agency policies and practices4/5.

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Great Britain learns of Russia's plans to annex India, the 'jewel in the crown' of the Empire. A British officer rides for Khiva, a Russian city closed to European travelers. He is Brand: Enhanced Media Publishing. Book description It isthe time of the 'Great Game', when the British and Russian Empires are vying for power in central Asia.

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This month, we look at one of the artefacts in our collection: a copy of "A Ride to Khiva". A Ride to Khiva recounts Captain Burnaby's strictly unofficial mission in to investigate the motives behind Russia's exclusion of foreigners from Central Asia.

Forced to travel in winter, he journeyed through blizzards and snowdrifts to reach the mysterious caravan city of Khiva, his/5(10).

A Carpet Ride to Khiva – Christopher Alexander If you only read 1 book about Uzbekistan: this is the one. A Carpet Ride to Khiva takes you along with the author as he goes from being a naive do-gooder to the driving force setting up Khiva’s now-famous handmade carpet workshop for 7.

"A Carpet Ride to Khiva" sees Alexander being stripped naked at a former Soviet youth camp, crawling through silkworm droppings in an A Ride to Khiva book to record their life-cycle, holed up in the British Museum discovering carpet designs dormant for half a millennia, tackling a carpet-thieving mayor, distinguishing natural dyes from sacks of opium in Reviews: 1.

In his extraordinary memoir, A Carpet Ride to Khiva, Alexander kicks off his escapades in Uzbekistan by volunteering for Operation Mercy, a Swedish NGO, and working on a guidebook on Khiva. And like a travel book, or better yet, a sophisticated primer, Alexander provides readers with history and cultural lessons about the region.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Burnaby, Fred, Ride to Khiva. New York, Arno Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book. In the winter ofa young British officer set out across Central Asia on a strictly unofficial mission to investigate the latest secret Russian moves in the Great Game. His goal was the mysterious caravan city of Khiva, closed to all European travellers by the Russians following their seizure of it two years earlier.

His aim was to discover whether, as many British 3/5(3). Internet Archive BookReader A ride to Khiva, travels and adventures in central Asia.

Book Summary: The title of this book is A Ride to Khiva and it was written by Frederick Burnaby. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and has a total of pages in the Edition: 1st.

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Share this book. The Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs.

A Ride To Khiva: My Travels And Adventures In Central Asia is the personal memoir of soldier, traveler, writer, and pioneer balloonist Frederick Gustavus Burnaby, who died on Janu at the age of 42 who was then a colonel in the British Army and speared to death in the Sudan along with 73 of his by: 6.

A Carpet Ride to Khiva (eBook) Seven Years on the Silk Road Christopher Alexander. Share this book. The Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there.

Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs, mosques. Just read your book ‘A Carpet Ride to Khiva’, thanks for writing an amazing book.

Very well written and you’ve covered all the bases; funny, interesting, informative, entertaining, I’ll recommend it when I can.

I’m heading on another journey through Asia this year so it was perfect timing for me to read it. A Ride to Khiva Travels and Adventures in Central Asia Book Summary: It isthe time of the 'Great Game', when the British and Russian Empires are vying for power in central Asia.

Great Britain learns of Russia's plans to annex India, the 'jewel in the crown' of the Empire. Full text of "The ride to Khiva [a burlesque of A ride to Khiva, by F. Burnaby].From Punch" See other formats This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online.

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All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. "A Carpet Ride to Khiva" sees Alexander being stripped naked at a former Soviet youth camp, crawling through silkworm droppings in an attempt to record their life-cycle, holed up in the British Museum discovering carpet designs dormant for half a millennia, tackling a carpet-thieving mayor, distinguishing natural dyes from sacks of opium in /5().

Book Reflections – A Ride to Khiva by Frederick Burnaby. Frederick (Fred) Burnaby was a Colonel in the British Army. It was the summer of and he was in the Sudan when he read a newspaper article stating that “Russian Asia” had just been closed to foreigners as Russia aggressively conquered the khanates of Central Asia.

His book ‘A Carpet Ride to Khiva – Seven years on the Silk Road’ tells this story. After his time in Uzbekistan, Chris then went on to live in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

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