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An Endless Progression of Whirlwinds

Robert Irwin: Asian empire, 21 June 2001

Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Asia 
by Karl Meyer and Shareen Brysac.
Little, Brown, 646 pp., £25, January 2001, 0 316 85589 8
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Tibet: The Great Game and Tsarist Russia 
by Tatiana Shaumian.
Oxford, 223 pp., £16, October 2000, 0 19 565056 5
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... the subduing of the Slavic sub-humans, and returned to this topic again and again in conversation. Tatiana Shaumian’s Tibet: The Great Game and Tsarist Russia is stronger on Russian aims and strategies than Tournament of Shadows, but has problems of its own. Shaumian’s book reads more like a calendar of state papers ...

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