This book deals with the 19th century Anglo-Russian Great Game played out on the territorial chessboard of eastern and north-eastern parts of the waning Persian empire. The Great Game itself has been written about extensively, but never from a Persian angle and from the point of view of the local players in that game. Looking at the territorial consequences of the Great Game for the local players is a unique approach, which deserves a special place in the studies of history, geography, politics and geopolitics of the age of modernity.
Introduction 1. The Great Game and its Major Players 2. Small Players of the Great Game 3. Small Players of the Great Game 4. The Partitioning of Khorasan and Creation of Afghanistan 5. Emergence of Khorasan and Baluchistan Boundaries 6. Partitioning of Sistan and Evolution of Afghan Boundaries Conclusion Notes Bibliography
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