When it comes to researching Central Asia there is no better author than Peter Hopkirk. His thouroughly researched and superbly well-written books on the region give the reader wonderful insight to the history of Central Asia. If you’re interested in reading a review of Hopkirk’s seminal work, The Great Game, then click on the link below. This work focuses on the sweeping geopolitical struggle between Tsarist Russia and Victorian England in the mountain passes and expansive steppe of Central Asia that lasted for nearly a century.
“The Great Game: The Afghan Emir Ali Shah Khan with his “friends” Russia and Great Britain”, cartoon by Sir John Tenniel, 1878, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain