13 Nov 2015, 5:30pm Room 8&9, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern studies, Sidgwick avenue, cb3 9da
Arminius Vámbéry the Hungarian-Jewish explorer and Orientalist had a really adventurous life. Completely self-taught in science, Vámbéry was a close ally of British and Ottoman political circles as well as an expert of the Muslim world.He set out for his world-famous trip at the end of 1861. Disguised under the name of Rashid Efendi, the most challenging part of his travels occurred in 1863, when Vámbéry travelled through Central Asia.
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