LECTURE - LECTURE #9 HISTORY OF CENTRAL ASIA 25 FEBRUARY...

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LECTURE #9 HISTORY OF CENTRAL ASIA 25 FEBRUARY 2008 HOPKIRK’S THE GREAT GAME (PART 1) I. It was “the” book to read for a time, but it’s not that great II. Bibliography shows that it’s mostly based on stories of the Brits in Central Asia III. The books starts with the periodization and events leading up to the Great Game, then tax on Turkmen etc. IV. The start a. Prologue: About Napoleon etc b. Yellow Peril: Danger coming from Asia – why is Asia dangerous? i. Where does this idea come from? Why does the book start this way? – what he is going to be doing is about the Russians and English invading, perhaps making it justified ii. The people were savage, wily, barbaric, treacherous – xenophobic beliefs about Asia iii. He doesn’t seem to be treating the native peoples in a neutral fashion c. The heroes in the book are the British d. The inherent perspective of this book is negative V. Why are these people in Central Asia? a.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 265 taught by Professor Uli during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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LECTURE - LECTURE #9 HISTORY OF CENTRAL ASIA 25 FEBRUARY...

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