William Simpson s Afghanistan

William Simpson s Afghanistan

This edition of the diary benefits from an extensive introduction and appendices.

Author: Peter Harrington

Publisher: Helion & Company Limited

ISBN: 1909982806

Category: History

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'Left London, on a journey with Kabool as my objective via Brindisi and Bombay'. With these words written on Tuesday October 15, 1878, the Scottish artist William Simpson (1823-1899), commenced a daily journal which he later entitled Diary of a Journey to Afghanistan during the Campaign of 1878-79. Simpson was no stranger to the life of a 'special' having previously covered military campaigns in Abyssinia, France, and California on behalf of his employer, the Illustrated London News. Earlier, his efforts in the Crimean War had already established his reputation for accuracy and an eye for detail. As an 'embedded' artist with the Peshawar Valley Field Force, Simpson recorded the events leading up to the signing of the Treaty of Gandamak in May 1879 which brought the first phase of the Second Afghan War to a close. During his six months in Afghanistan, he sent back numerous sketches, drawings and watercolors accompanied by detailed captions to his newspaper in London. This period could be described as a 'phony war' as the British waited for the various tribal leaders to come into camp in Jalalabad and swear their allegiance to the British Government. The inactivity of the army with only the occasional punitive expedition to alleviate the boredom allowed Simpson to pursue his antiquarian interests by exploring caves and excavating several ancient Buddhist burial monuments known as stupas. In addition to the finely detailed and exquisite pictures, Simpson's diary contains accounts of his studies of these ancient sites as well as commentaries on the people and places he observed. Upon his return to England, he collected all his original sketches, drawings and watercolors sent to 'News and mounted them in two large albums, one dealing with the war, the people and the country, the other containing all his archaeological pictures. The diary paints a rare picture of the life of a 19th century 'special' artist in a war zone and the mechanics and editorial decisions that went into the pictorial coverage of a colonial war. It also offers a unique insight into early colonial archaeology undertaken by Simpson and a number of British officers while on campaign continuing the tradition of oriental scholarship among army officials. While much of this revolved around 'treasure hunting' Simpson went beyond this to understand the Buddhist culture that created the many monuments surrounding the Jalalabad Valley. This edition of the diary benefits from an extensive introduction and appendices.
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The Illustrated naval and military magazine

The Illustrated naval and military magazine

BY WILLIAM SIMPSON . manner . HE Afghan Frontier Commission will not tenant
Lumsden , accompanied him . Dr. Bellew , who is a commence its actual work till
it meets well - known writer and authority on everything connected the Russian ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924015269024

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The Autobiography of William Simpson R I Crimean Simpson

The Autobiography of William Simpson  R  I   Crimean Simpson

William Simpson George Eyre-Todd ... 4 Afghan Boundary Commission , 301
Angeli , 292 Afghanistan , Coins found in , 282 Anglo - Israel Movement , 162
Afghan War , The 126 , 277 , 288 Annesly Bay , 186 " Afghanistan , ” Atkinson ' s ,
14 ...

Author: William Simpson

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ISBN: UCAL:$B359881

Category: Artists

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Tr bner s American and oriental literary record

Tr  bner s American and oriental literary record

By S ' ikshā - patrī of the Modern Sect called Svāmi - Nārāyaṇa . ... By MONIER
WILLIAMS , C . I . E . , D . C . L . , Boden Professor / On the Genealogy of Modern
Numerals . ... The Buddhist Caves of Afghanistan . By WILLIAM SIMPSON .

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Journal of the Society of Arts

Journal of the Society of Arts

A layer of two or three feet thick must be allowed to dry and consolidate before
another is placed on it , because the weight ... To this may be added the practice
of other See paper on “ Experiences on the Afghan Frontier , " by William
Simpson ...

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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

By MONIER WILLIAMS , C.I.E. , D.C.L. , Boden Professor of Sanskřit , and Fellow
of Balliol College , Oxford 289 Art . XX . - Further Note on the ... The Buddhist
Caves of Afghanistan . By WILLIAM SIMPSON 319 Art . XXI * .- The Identification
of ...

Author: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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ISBN: MINN:31951P010842726

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The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News

Is not this the picture that instantly springs before the mind's denounced the
policy of the Government in Afghanistan as ... Mr. William Simpson , artist of the
Illustrated London News , being sequestered from the multitude , we have
ourselves a ...

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Kipling and Afghanistan

Kipling and Afghanistan

Peter Harrington was preparing a study of William Simpson, the artist with the
ABC. Harrington had contacted the great-grandson of Simpson in Australia, who
possessed Simpson's diary of the Second Afghan War. Harrington was able to ...

Author: Neil K. Moran

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786422821

Category: Literary Criticism

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"Kipling became the voice of the eastern British Empire, and his writing covered Central Asia. Kipling drew inspiration from working with far-flung correspondents at the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore, Pakistan. One of his chief correspondents was D
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The Critic

The Critic

Illustrated by A . B . Frost ; WITH THE AFGHAN BOUNDARY COMMISSION . By
William Simpson . Illustrated ; DOGS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT . By Hugh
Dalziel . Illustrated ; AFRICA ' S AWAKENING . By David Ker . With Map ; THE
HOME ...

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Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects

WILLIAM SIMPSON . DISCUSSION OF MR . SIMPSON'S PAPER . Dr. BURGESS
, C.I.E. ( H. A. ] , formerly Director influence had been fully developed long before
General of the Archeological Survey of India , has the execution of the special ...

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Category: Architecture

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Journal

Journal

... by F. C. Danvers , 317 3rd Meeting : -- " Experiences on the Afghan frontier , "
by William Simpson , 478 4th Meeting : - " The ... S. Hallett , 353 4th Meeting : - “
Traffic routes to the East , " by C.B. 402 5th Meeting : - " Indian coffee : its present
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History of Buddhism in Afghanistan

History of Buddhism in Afghanistan

convent of an old king , there is a milk tooth of ' Sakya Bodhisattva ' . It is about an
inch in length . ... It may be identified with the stupa that presently stands near the
Philakhana at Dauranta , noticed by William Simpson . 2 The antiquities and ...

Author: Chandrika Singh Upasak

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ISBN: UCAL:B3877061

Category: Buddhism

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A Systematic Work On The History Of Buddhism In Afghanistan Which Was A Very Influential Region In Central Asia With Close Socio-Cultural Interaction With Ancient Tibet-Based On The Author`S Explorations In The Field. 12 Chapters-Bibliography, Index. 47 Illustration Including A Map.
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The Monthly Notes of the Library Association of the United Kingdom

The Monthly Notes of the Library Association of the United Kingdom

The Vaishnava Religion , with special reference to the The Buddhist Caves of
Afghanistan , By WILLIAM S'ikshā - patri of the Modern Sect called Svämi .
SIMPSON . Närāyana By MONIER WILLIAMS.C.I.E . , D.C.L. , The Identification of
the ...

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Hart s Annual Army List Militia List and Imperial Yeomanry List

Hart s Annual Army List  Militia List  and Imperial Yeomanry List

85 ; IIon , Lieut , 2 William Simpson , 6 Nov . ... ( Medal with Clasp ) . i Colonel
Barton served in the Ashanti war of 1873 - 74 in the Transport service , and
afterwards in Russell ' s Regiment , including the battle of Amoaful , attack and
capture of ...

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Afghanistan Selected References

Afghanistan   Selected References

The Afghan Insurgency : Prospect for Military Victory ( U ) . Washington ... Richard
Mackenzie and Glenn Simpson . 5 : 13 - 17 ... Doerner , William R . Rebels with
Too Many Causes : Who ' s Who Behind the Mujahedin ' s Quarreling Factions .

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Category: Afghanistan

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The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal

The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal

19 and 20 : Broome ' s History of the Bengal Army ; The Country between Bamian
and Khiva ; Chaitanya and the Vaishnavas of Bengal ; The Second Sikh War ;
Bengali ... The Buddhist caves of Afghanistan are described by William Simpson .

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Modern Methods of Illustrating Books

Modern Methods of Illustrating Books

One of the finest of this class of works , which were generally in folio size , is that
of the first Afghan war , the sketches for which ... About the last of them was
William Simpson ' s “ Campaign in the East , ” illustrating the siege of Sebastopol
.

Author: Henry Benjamin Wheatley

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ISBN: UCLA:L0071175251

Category: Illustration of books

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History of Central Asia The 4 volume set

History of Central Asia  The  4 volume set

William Simpson's Afghanistan: Travels of a Special Artist and Antiquarian During
the Second Afghan War, 1878–1879 (Solihull: Helion, 2016). Haslund-
Christensen, Henning, Jabonah. Abenteuer in der Mongolei (Insel-Verlag,
Leipzig, 1933) ...

Author: Christoph Baumer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838608682

Category: History

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This set includes all four volumes of the critically acclaimed History of Central Asia series. The epic plains and arid deserts of Central Asia have witnessed some of the greatest migrations, as well as many of the most transformative developments, in the history of civilization. Christoph Baumer's ambitious four-volume treatment of the region charts the 3000-year drama of Scythians and Sarmatians; Soviets and transcontinental Silk Roads; trade routes and the transmission of ideas across the steppes; and the breathless and brutal conquests of Alexander the Great and Chinghiz Khan. Masterfully interweaving the stories of individuals and peoples, the author's engaging prose is richly augmented throughout by colour photographs taken on his own travels. This set includes The Age of the Steppe Warriors (Volume 1), The Age of the Silk Roads (Volume 2), The Age of Islam and the Mongols (Volume 3) and The Age of Decline and Revival (Volume 4)
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Ars Quatuor Coronatorum

Ars Quatuor Coronatorum

In the churchyard there is the grave of Edward Fitzgerald , poet and translator , a
friend of Tennyson and Carlyle , and ... In 1884 Mr . William Simpson , the artist ,
while out with the Afghan Boundary Commission , brought from the grave of ...

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