One of the secret service’s first foreign agents – before MI6 was established – was Arminius Vambery, professor of oriental languages at the. Vambéry, Arminius () Hungarian historian and world traveler who may have communicated to author Bram Stoker  the facts and legends. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Árminius Vambéry, his life and adventures, by Árminius Vambéry This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and.
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Michael Funkhouser rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Pozsonywhere he remained three years.
Marla marked it as to-read Sep 11, Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Throughout this time, he succeeded in maintaining his disguise as “Reshit Efendi,” so that upon his arrival at Khiva he managed to keep up appearances during interviews with the local armiinius.
Identities in Conflict,” in: Mark rated it really liked it Mar 10, This page vambry last edited on 5 Novemberat SaamiSamoyed etc. Together with his band of travelers, he then crossed Bokhara and arrived at Samarkand. Masoud marked it as to-read Nov 09, Oana vambrry it as to-read May 04, Papers show that his main supporter in London was Sir Vincent Caillard, a member of the Vickers board. Returning to Budapest inhe received a stipend from armiinius academy, and in the autumn of the same year, disguised as a Sunni dervish, and under the name of Reshit Efendi, he set out from Constantinople.
Open Preview See a Problem? He became acquainted with members of British social elite. A fantastic travelogue by Armin Vambery. Mike Cooper added it Mar 05, One of vsmbery secret service’s first foreign agents – before MI6 was established – was Arminius Vambery, professor of oriental languages at the Budapest university at the end of the 19th century. He became increasingly lured by the then mysterious and unknown lands of Central Asia.
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After a long and vamberg journey he arrived back at Pest in May But the Foreign Office entrusted much more money – millions of pounds – to the arms dealer Basil Zaharoff. In his early twenties, fired by the dream of exploring the putative homeland of the Magyars in Asia, he moved to Constantinople where he lived as a tutor of European languages and executed translations from Turkish history.
Jamie Morris marked it as to-read Aug 23, He also published numerous articles and books, mostly in German and Hungarian. New York; London: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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The era of travelling on old commercial routes dating back from the legendary Silk Road times. The character of Professor Van Helsing in Stoker’s novel, Draculais sometimes said to be based on him, though there is no solid evidence.
Patrice marked it as to-read Mar 05, Sokolow, Ishim 2—; G. Bayram Kaya marked it as to-read Apr 17, The papers reveal divided views within the Foreign Office about the worth of reports from the agents of the Secret Service, which was to become MI6. Earning him access to the most influential sectors of the Turkish society in the process.
Transeurasian verbal morphology in a comparative perspective: Gill Bennett, the Foreign Office chief historian, described him yesterday as “a sort of near eastern pimp”. An Encyclopedia of the Undead. Throughout this time, he succeeded in maintaining his disguise as “Reshit Efendi,” so that upon his arrival at the Khanate of Khiva he managed to keep up appearances during interviews with Khan Sayyid Muhammad.
He also contributed to the ethnology of Central Asia and India. It should be noticed he travelled at the height of the Great Game, and any piece of information the Britons could gather from va,bery distant countries was highly valuable at the time.
Published June 1st by Kessinger Publishing first published January 1st Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Arkinius. I found it to be quite entertaining.