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Camels and Colonial Armies: The Logistics of Warfare in Central Asia in the Early 19th Century

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This article explores the use of camels for baggage transport by European colonial armies in the nineteenth century. It focuses in particular on two episodes: the Russian winter expedition to Khiva, and the march of the Army of the Indus into Afghanistan, both of which took place in 1839. However sophisticated their weapons and other technology, until at least the 1880s European colonial armies were forced to rely exclusively on baggage animals if they wanted to move around: railways arrived ...

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10.1163/15685209-12341355

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
New College
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Brill Academic Publishers
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Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient More from this journal
Publication date:
2014-09-26
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1568-5209
ISSN:
0022-4995
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uuid:cdddaeaa-bf88-4f2a-b77b-16c2a6e2ff71
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728720
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2017-11-16

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