Stock Image

Journey to the North of India 2 Volume Set Journey to the North of India: Volume 1

Arthur Conolly

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1108069223 / ISBN 13: 9781108069229
Published by Cambridge University Press
New Condition: New Soft cover
From THE SAINT BOOKSTORE (Southport, United Kingdom)

AbeBooks Seller Since 14 June 2006 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy New
Price: 33.49 Convert Currency
Shipping: 6.94 From United Kingdom to U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

About this Item

New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781108069229

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Journey to the North of India 2 Volume Set ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Paperback / softback

Book Condition: New

About this title


The Great Game, a coinage credited to the British officer Arthur Conolly (1807–42), refers to the nineteenth-century rivalry between Britain and Russia as each power sought supremacy in Central Asia. In a climate of tension and suspicion that the Russians might attempt to invade India via Afghanistan, Conolly, returning from sick leave in England, embarked in 1829 on an expedition through the region. His narrative provides observations on the various Asiatic peoples he encountered, including the social, religious and political aspects of their cultures. He describes also the many dangers he had to deal with, requiring him to assume a series of false identities. The risks that Conolly faced were underscored some years later, when he was captured and executed in Bukhara. Volume 1 recounts the first part of his journey, from St Petersburg, through the Caucasus, via Tiflis and Tehran, towards Herat.

Book Description:

Published in 1834, as Britain and Russia sought supremacy in Central Asia, this two-volume work sheds light on the Great Game, a coinage credited to British officer Arthur Conolly (1807–42). He describes here the various Asiatic tribes he encountered, as well as the many dangers he had to avoid.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

The Saint Bookstore has a range of over 1 million titles available.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Please order through the Abebooks checkout. We only take orders through Abebooks - We don't take direct orders by email or phone.

Refunds or Returns: A full refund of the purchase price will be given if returned within 30 days in undamaged condition.

As a seller on abebooks we adhere to the terms explained at - if you require further assistance please email us at

Shipping Terms:

Most orders usually ship within 1-3 business days, but some can take up to 7 days.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express