This edition of the diary benefits from an extensive introduction and appendices.
Author: Peter Harrington
Publisher: Helion & Company Limited
'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.
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.
Author: Neil K. Moran
Category: Literary Criticism
"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
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
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)
Heidi A. Cook is a PhD candidate in the history of art and architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and a ... 1700–1914; William Simpson's Afghanistan: Travels of a Special Artist and Antiquarian during the Second Af- ghan War, ...
Author: Margaret Hutchison
Publisher: War, Memory, and Culture
Interdisciplinary collection of essays on fine art painting as it relates to the First World War and commemoration of the conflict Although photography and moving pictures achieved ubiquity during the First World War as technological means of recording history, the far more traditional medium of painting played a vital role in the visual culture of combatant nations. The public's appetite for the kind of up-close frontline action that snapshots and film footage could not yet provide resulted in a robust market for drawn or painted battle scenes. Painting also figured significantly in the formation of collective war memory after the armistice. Paintings became sites of memory in two ways: first, many governments and communities invested in freestanding panoramas or cycloramas that depicted the war or featured murals as components of even larger commemorative projects, and second, certain paintings, whether created by official artists or simply by those moved to do so, emerged over time as visual touchstones in the public's understanding of the war. Portraits of Remembrance: Painting, Memory, and the First World War examines the relationship between war painting and collective memory in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and the United States. The paintings discussed vary tremendously, ranging from public murals and panoramas to works on a far more intimate scale, including modernist masterpieces and crowd-pleasing expressions of sentimentality or spiritualism. Contributors raise a host of topics in connection with the volume's overarching focus on memory, including national identity, constructions of gender, historical accuracy, issues of aesthetic taste, and connections between painting and literature, as well as other cultural forms.
... AM 59 ( April 1887 ) , 477 ; William Simpson , “ With the Afghan Boundary Commission , ” Harper's 72 ( March 1886 ) ... Nation ( June 13 , 1889 ) , 493 ; “ Some Recent Books of Travel , ” AM 42 ( November 1878 ) , 584 . 42. S.
Author: Frank A Ninkovich
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Why did the United States become a global power? Frank Ninkovich shows that a cultural predisposition for thinking in global terms blossomed in the late nineteenth century, making possible the rise to world power as American liberals of the time took a wide-ranging interest in the world. Of little practical significance during a period when isolationism reigned supreme in U.S. foreign policy, this rich body of thought would become the cultural foundation of twentieth-century American internationalism.
INTRODUCTION : WILLIAM SIMPSON A few years later he was back in Afghanistan , this time accompanying the Afghan Boundary ... ( “ Notes , " 241 ) According to George Eyre - Todd , who edited Simpson's memoirs for publication in 1903 ...
Author: William Simpson
Publisher: Tsehai Publishers
Category: Abyssinian Expedition
The Expedition to Magdala of 1867-1868 was a memorable event in British Military history of warfare in general, and in the history of Ethiopia. Meticulously planned and executed, the campaign was a triumph for its commander, Sir Robert Napier. It was notable for the use of Elephants imported from India, the building of a port railway and the use of breech-loading rifles, the first time they employed in War.
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S. Murray for their kind assistance.- 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 ...
By S'ikshā - patrī of the Modern Sect called Svāmi - Nārāyaṇa . WILLIAM SIMPSON . 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 .
By S'ikshā - patri of the Modern Sect called Svāmi - Nārāyaṇa . WILLIAM SIMPSON . 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 .
By S'ikshă - patrī of the Modern Sect called Svāmi - Nārāyaṇa . WILLIAM SIMPSON . 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 .
Author: Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregorPublish On: 1985
The Personal Diary of Major General Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor William Trousdale ... G. N. Afghanistan 1919 : An Account of Operations in the Third Afghan War . ... Oliver , S. Pasfield .
Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)Publish On: 1880
“ Art Vestiges in Afghanistan ; p.m. Resumed discussion on Mr. Smalman Smith's the Result of Some Recent Explorations in the Jellapaper , “ The Law of Fixtures . " labad Valley . ” By WILLIAM SIMPSON . Sir T. DOUGLAS Royal Geographical ...
INCORPORATED IN THE SEVENTH YEAR OF WILLIAM IV . ... 149 tending Architect ; Mr. Christian's Portrait ; Abstract of Mr. W. Simpson's Paper 149 R. I. B. A. TRANSACTIONS taxed ; Publication Discussion of the Paper 152 of the TRANSACTIONS ...
Any careful observations of health the death of William Viles and John George sunlight in rooms generally , -- in a ... at a word might have been said if there had been S. Browne to Afghanistan , in the Khyber and chimney - breast which ...
The stages in the production were depicted in a set of eight visuals in The Graphic (1887) and in visuals printed in the works like William Simpson«s India: Ancient and Modern (aIndigo Factory, Bengal,« 1867) and the Illustrated London ...
Author: Pramod K. Nayar
For two hundred years India was the jewel in the British imperial crown. During the course of governing India – the Raj – a number of words came to have particular meanings in the imperial lexicon. This book documents the words and terms that the British used to describe, define, understand and judge the subcontinent. It offers insight into the cultures of the Raj through a sampling of its various terms, concepts and nomenclature, and utilizes critical commentaries on specific domains to illuminate not only the linguistic meaning of a word but its cultural and political nuances. This fascinating book also provides literary and cultural texts from the colonial canon where these Anglo-Indian colloquialisms, terms and official jargon occurred. It enables us to glean a sense of the Empire’s linguistic and cultural tensions, negotiations and adaptations. The work will interest students and researchers of history, language and literature, colonialism, cultural studies, imperialism and the British Raj, and South Asian studies.
“Afghanistan's Middle Class: What Will Happen To Us When the US Leaves? ... com/World/Asia-South-Central/2013/0802/Afghanistan-s-middle-class-What-will-happen-to-uswhen-the-US-leaves Keohler, J., and C. Zurcher. ... Simpson, Emile.
Author: Jonathan Goodhand
Category: Social Science
This book covers the period spanning the international invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to the foreign military withdrawal in 2014. It explores and dissects the conflictual encounter between international troops, statebuilders and donors on the one hand, and Afghan elites and the wider population on the other. It brings together a group of leading experts and analysts on Afghanistan who examine the varied reasons behind the mixed and often perverse effects of exogenous state-building and reflects upon their implications for wider theory and practice. The starting point of the various contributions is a serious engagement with empirical realities, drawing upon extended experience and field research. Their exploration of the unfolding dynamics and effects of external intervention raise fundamental questions about the core premises underlying the state-building project. This book was published as a special issue of Central Asian Survey.