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The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan (Illustrated)

ByJames Morie

(from the Introduction) In the first decade of the present century Persia was for a short time the pivot of the Oriental interest of English and Indian statesmen. But little known and scarcely visited during the preceding century, it suddenly and simultaneously focussed the ambitions of Russia, the apprehensions of Great Britain, the Asiatic schemes of France. The envoys of great Powers flocked to its court, and vied with each other in the magnificence of the display and the prodigality of the gifts with which they sought to attract the superb graces of its sovereign, Fath Ali Shah. Among these supplicants for the Persian alliance, then appraised at much beyond its real value, the most assiduous and also the most profuse were the British, agitated at one moment by the prospect of an Afghan invasion of India, at another by the fear of an overland march against Delhi of the combined armies of Napoleon and the Tsar.

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Publication Date
Feb 18, 2014
Language
English
ISBN
9781312026889
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): James Morie

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EPUB

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