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Journeys to empire: enlightenment, imperialism, and the British encounter with Tibet, 1774-1904

Journeys to empire: enlightenment, imperialism, and the British encounter with Tibet, 1774-1904

Stewart, Gordon T

The author compares and contrasts the Enlightenment-era mission led by George Bogle and the Edwardian mission of Francis Younghusband as they crossed the Himalayas into Tibet. Through the British agents' diaries, reports, and letters and by exploring their relationships with Indians, Bhutanese, and Tibetans, Stewart is able to trace the shifting ideologies, economic interests, and political age...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

USD 32.50

Title: Journeys to empire: enlightenment, imperialism, and the British encounter with Tibet, 1774-1904

Author: Stewart, Gordon T

ISBN 13: 9780521761338

ISBN 10: 0521761336

Year: 2009

Pages etc.: xvi,280p., (18)ill., (3)map, bibl., ind., 23cm.

Binding: Hardbound

Place of publication: New Delhi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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