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Sicques, Tigers or Thieves: Eyewitness Accounts of the Sikhs (1606-1810)

Editore: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 10: 1403962014 / ISBN 13: 9781403962010
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Titolo: Sicques, Tigers or Thieves: Eyewitness ...

Casa editrice: Palgrave Macmillan

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Good


1403962014 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block and a remainder mark to one edge - Good. Codice inventario libreria Z1403962014Z3

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Riassunto: In 1812, Sir John Malcom, a Lieutenant General in the British Army wrote "A Sketch of the Sikhs," commonly believed to be the first account of the Sikhs written by a non-Sikh. In truth, soldiers, travelers, diplomats, missionaries, and scholars had provided accounts for many years before that. Drawing on this difficult-to-find material, the editors of this volume have compiled a unique source that offers a fascinating insight into the early developments in Sikh history. From the first ever written accounts of the Sikhs by Persian chroniclers of the Moghul Emperor to the travel diary of an Englishwoman, this volume contains material invaluable to those studying the evolution of the Sikh religion.

Dal risvolto interno: "A fascinating account of the Sikhs as seen by foreign travellers in the land which was to become their kingdom. They give us an insight into the macho self-image that Sikhs have to this day - anything you can do I can do better. This spirit of upmanship has sustained the community miniscule in numbers but grand in achievements." --Khushwant Singh, author, A History of the Sikhs

"Better than time travel... a richly-peopled, intimate journey through the dawn of Sikh history." --Christy Campbell, author of The Maharajah's and Fenian Fire: The British Government Plot to Assassinate Queen Victoria

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