Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia

3,87 valoración promedio
( 503 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780465045761: Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia

From the romantic conflicts of the Victorian Great Game to the war-torn history of the region in recent decades, Tournament of Shadows traces the struggle for control of Central Asia and Tibet from the 1830s to the present. The original Great Game, the clandestine struggle between Russia and Britain for mastery of Central Asia, has long been regarded as one of the greatest geopolitical conflicts in history. Many believed that control of the vast Eurasian heartland was the key to world dominion. The original Great Game ended with the Russian Revolution, but the geopolitical struggles in Central Asia continue to the present day. In this updated edition, the authors reflect on Central Asia's history since the end of the Russo-Afghan war, and particularly in the wake of 9/11.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

Throughout the 19th century and well into the 20th, the Russian and British Empires played out a chess game of diplomacy, espionage, and military thrusts into Central Asia to protect their expanding interests. When play began, the frontiers of their empires lay 2,000 miles apart, across vast deserts and almost impassable mountain ranges; by the end, they were separated by only 20 miles. Karl E. Meyer of The New York Times and Shareen Blair Brysac, documentary filmmaker for CBS, update and significantly expand earlier studies of the imperial rivalry, notably Peter Hopkirk's pioneering The Great Game. Tournament of Shadows reads like a racy adventure story, yet there is no need for the authors to embellish their well-researched facts. The region attracted a host of bizarre characters, each with his own idiosyncratic goals. The authors begin with the journey to Bokhara of an ambitious horse doctor, hired by the East India Company in 1806 to improve its breeding stock, and end with the CIA's assistance to anti-Chinese guerrillas in Tibet during the cold war. American participants in the opening of Central Asia have not previously received much attention, but Tournament of Shadows introduces adventurers such as William Rockhill, commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution in the 1880s to explore Tibet, and William McGovern, who, to the chagrin of the British, reached Lhasa in 1923. The wealth and instability of Central Asia continue to keep the region in the headlines, motivating the Soviet Union's disastrous 10-year intervention in Afghanistan and fueling an international race for resources--especially oil--today. --John Stevenson

About the Author:

Karl E. Meyer was London bureau chief for the Washington Post before joining the editorial board of the New York Times. He is the editor of World Policy Journal.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Meyer, Karl E.
ISBN 10: 0465045766 ISBN 13: 9780465045761
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2006. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780465045761

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,03
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,38
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Meyer, Karl E.
Editorial: Basic Books (AZ) 3/14/2006 (2006)
ISBN 10: 0465045766 ISBN 13: 9780465045761
Nuevos Paperback or Softback Cantidad: 5
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Basic Books (AZ) 3/14/2006, 2006. Paperback or Softback. Estado de conservación: New. Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería BBS-9780465045761

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Karl Ernest Meyer
Editorial: Basic Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0465045766 ISBN 13: 9780465045761
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Basic Books, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0465045766

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,74
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Karl E. Meyer, Shareen Blair Brysac
Editorial: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0465045766 ISBN 13: 9780465045761
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. From the romantic conflicts of the Victorian Great Game to the war-torn history of the region in recent decades, Tournament of Shadows traces the struggle for control of Central Asia and Tibet from the 1830s to the present. The original Great Game, the clandestine struggle between Russia and Britain for mastery of Central Asia, has long been regarded as one of the greatest geopolitical conflicts in history. Many believed that control of the vast Eurasian heartland was the key to world dominion. The original Great Game ended with the Russian Revolution, but the geopolitical struggles in Central Asia continue to the present day. In this updated edition, the authors reflect on Central Asia s history since the end of the Russo-Afghan war, and particularly in the wake of 9/11. Nº de ref. de la librería BZE9780465045761

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,17
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Karl E. Meyer, Shareen Blair Brysac
Editorial: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0465045766 ISBN 13: 9780465045761
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the romantic conflicts of the Victorian Great Game to the war-torn history of the region in recent decades, Tournament of Shadows traces the struggle for control of Central Asia and Tibet from the 1830s to the present. The original Great Game, the clandestine struggle between Russia and Britain for mastery of Central Asia, has long been regarded as one of the greatest geopolitical conflicts in history. Many believed that control of the vast Eurasian heartland was the key to world dominion. The original Great Game ended with the Russian Revolution, but the geopolitical struggles in Central Asia continue to the present day. In this updated edition, the authors reflect on Central Asia s history since the end of the Russo-Afghan war, and particularly in the wake of 9/11. Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780465045761

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,17
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Meyer, Karl E. and Brysac, Shareen Blair
Editorial: Basic Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0465045766 ISBN 13: 9780465045761
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Basic Books, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in Brand New condition. Nº de ref. de la librería CHL2159543

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,80
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,25
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Meyer, Karl Ernest; Brysac, Shareen Blair
Editorial: Basic Books
ISBN 10: 0465045766 ISBN 13: 9780465045761
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 10
Librería
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Basic Books. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0465045766 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1.85. Nº de ref. de la librería OTF-Y-9780465045761

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,71
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,38
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Karl E. Meyer, Shareen Blair Brysac
Editorial: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0465045766 ISBN 13: 9780465045761
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the romantic conflicts of the Victorian Great Game to the war-torn history of the region in recent decades, Tournament of Shadows traces the struggle for control of Central Asia and Tibet from the 1830s to the present. The original Great Game, the clandestine struggle between Russia and Britain for mastery of Central Asia, has long been regarded as one of the greatest geopolitical conflicts in history. Many believed that control of the vast Eurasian heartland was the key to world dominion. The original Great Game ended with the Russian Revolution, but the geopolitical struggles in Central Asia continue to the present day. In this updated edition, the authors reflect on Central Asia s history since the end of the Russo-Afghan war, and particularly in the wake of 9/11. Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780465045761

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,15
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Meyer, Karl Ernest; Brysac, Shareen Blair
Editorial: Basic Books
ISBN 10: 0465045766 ISBN 13: 9780465045761
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Basic Books. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0465045766. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0465045766ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,21
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Meyer, Karl Ernest; Brysac, Shareen Blair
Editorial: Basic Books
ISBN 10: 0465045766 ISBN 13: 9780465045761
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Basic Books. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0465045766. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0465045766ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,21
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda