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

Page: 248

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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.
Categories: History

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

Page: 243

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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
Categories: Literary Criticism

Global Dawn

Global Dawn

S . Wells Williams , “ Afghanistan and the English , ” NEYR 38 ( 1879 ) , 110 ;
William Simpson , “ With the Afghan Boundary Commission , ” AM 59 ( March
1886 ) , 601 ; “ An American in Turkistan , " Scribner ' s 13 ( 1876 ) , 223 ; Thomas
W ...

Author: Frank A Ninkovich

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674035046

Category: History

Page: 428

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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.
Categories: History

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

Page: 1568

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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)
Categories: History

Portraits of Remembrance

Portraits of Remembrance

Heidi A. Cook is a PhD candidate in the history of art and architecture at the
University of Pittsburgh and a visiting ... 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

ISBN: 9780817320508

Category: Art

Page: 352

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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.
Categories: Art

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B359881

Category: Artists

Page: 351

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Categories: Artists

Report of the Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Report of the     Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Afghan War . — The Jellalabad Region . By WILLIAM SIMPSON ( Special Artist of
The Illustrated London News ' ) . ... 445 3 . Afghan War . - Country between
Kandahar and Girishk . By Captain R . BEAVAN , F . R . G . S . 4 . Afghan War .

Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101076796547

Category: Science

Page:

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Categories: Science

Report of the Annual Meeting

Report of the Annual Meeting

Afghan War . – The Jellalabad Region . By WILLIAM SIMPSON ( Special Artist of
The Illustrated London News ' ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... Afghan War . —
Country between Kandahar and Girishk . By Captain R . BEAVAN , F . R . G . S . .

Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044106372568

Category: Science

Page:

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Categories: Science

Report

Report

Afghan War . – The Jellalabad Region . By WILLIAM SIMPSON ( Special Artist of
The Illustrated London News ' ) . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . Afghan War . ... Afghan War . —
Country between Kandahar and Girishk . By Captain R . BEAVAN , F . R . G . S . .

Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3736175

Category: Science

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American Architect and Architecture

American Architect and Architecture

If such notice of appeal is not given within ten days , the decision of the architect
shall be final . 15 . ... 8 In Experiences on the Afghan Frontier , " by William
Simpson , Journal of the Society of Arts , March 26 , 1886 , details of the journey
will be ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001788869

Category: Architecture

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Categories: Architecture

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101076203700

Category: Art

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Categories: Art

The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News

a THE AFGHAN BOUNDARY COMMISSION . r.carly parallel with the new
Russian road and half - con EN ROUTE TO ... which is a Mr. William simpson ,
our Special Artist , arrived two months the l'embroke Castle , the vessel which
conveyed ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:44574574

Category: London (England)

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Categories: London (England)

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C033731855

Category: Architecture

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Categories: Architecture

Hart s Annual Army List Militia List and Imperial Yeomanry List

Hart s Annual Army List  Militia List  and Imperial Yeomanry List

2 William Simpson , 6 Nov . ... Ashanti war of 1873 - 74 in the Transport service ,
and afterwards in Russell ' s Regiment , including the battle of Amoaful , attack
and capture of ... 19 Major Rodick served in the Afghan war in 1879 - 80 , and
was present in the engagement at Kokeran ( men . tioned in despatches ) , in the
... Served in the Soudan canpaign in 1885 ( Medal with Clasp , and Khedive ' s
Star ) .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035100646

Category: Civil service

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Categories: Civil service

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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Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433110034620

Category: Industrial arts

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Categories: Industrial arts

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3877061

Category: Buddhism

Page: 264

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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.
Categories: Buddhism

The Builder

The Builder

Mr. William Simpson , R.I. , M.R.A.S. ( Hon . which the Todas gave the name of “
Boath " In conclusion , Mr .; Simpson said that al ) was a ... The following is an
abstract of the were kept . ... of the stupa was a relic- | Gaya to Afghanistan and
Central Asia , it must In his introductory remarks , the author shrine or relic -
chamber ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:AR00366633

Category: Architecture

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Categories: Architecture