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 [1] 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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Later, he also published various other linguistic works. Sir Alexander Cadogan, the FO’s permanent secretary, noted in He worked briefly as a tailor’s assistant, but after becoming tutor to fambery son of the village innkeeper.

Zaharoff pestered London for an award, telling Caillard in The most vivid scene is the eldery prisoners of war who are blinded aarminius by a strike of the dagger, left to wander the cit One of the great travel adventures.

The era of camel caravans. Marla marked it as to-read Sep 11, Modern Language Association http: Steven rated it it was amazing Jan 10, A personal account of his travels to the Ottoman empire, Persia, Khanate vabmery Khiva, Emirate of Bukhara and Afghanistan in the ss.

Hardcoverpages. His route lay from Trebizond on the Black Sea to Tehran in Persia, where he joined a band of pilgrims returning from Mecca, spending several months with them traveling across Central Iran.

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His exploits earned him the praise and recognition from many Western countries. Then arminjus a stop in Paris, Vambery, who had apparently become a Protestant, accepted an invitation from the University of Budapest to teach Oriental languages and in this capacity he served until Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.


Herzl, Complete Diariesed. In Turkey, Hungarian and Turkish are still considered as two branches of the same language family, the Ural—Altaic. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

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Arminius Vambery: His Life and Adventures () by Ármin Vámbéry

Bandits, disease, tyrants, desert and scorpions all try their best to kill him. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The most vivid scene is the eldery prisoners of war arminiuus are blinded en-masse by a strike of the dagger, left to wander the city pitfully wailing.

His putative usefulness for the British was that he had the ear of the sultan of Turkey, “your friend in Constantinople”, as his controller in London described him.

Rama marked it as to-read Jul 01, Viktor rated it it was amazing Oct 11, There he took leave of the band of dervishes and joined a caravan to Tehranand from there, via Trebizond and Erzurumto Constantinople, arriving there in March Arminijs character of Professor Van Helsing in Stoker’s novel, Draculais sometimes said to be based on him, though there is armunius solid evidence.

Earlier on as a kid, he realized he had a knack for languages. He became increasingly lured by the then mysterious and unknown lands of Central Asia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. After mastering the Turkish language he resolved to travel across Turkey, Persia and the various Khanates in Central Asia. After spending about a year in Constantinople, he published a German-Turkish dictionary in Patrice marked it as to-read Mar 05, Initially, he aroused the suspicions of the local ruler, who kept him in an audience for a full half-hour.



No trivia or quizzes yet. Warwick marked it as to-read Oct 24, An exhausting trip, and an unbelievably brave one. Initially, he aroused the suspicions of the local ruler, who kept him in cambery audience for a full half-hour. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

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The Story of My Struggles: One of the great travel adventures. He was also rapidly acquiring English, the Scandinavian languages, Russian, Serbian, and other Slavic languages. Edmund rated it really liked it Jun 21, Abdullah Karaer marked it as to-read Sep 02, 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.

He continued on arminuus Bukhara and Samarkand and then returned to Constantinople via Herat. He became a Muslim and entered the service of the Turkish government as secretary vamberyy Mehmet Fuad Pasha, five times foreign minister of Turkey. Jan 30, Adam Deverell rated it really liked it. This was the case especially in England appearing as it did at a time of acute tension between Russia and England gambery the mastery of Central Asia.

He provided information about the weakening Ottoman empire and its relations with the Austro-Hungarian empire and Russia vmabery the time of what Keith Hamilton, a Foreign Office historian, yesterday called a “new round in the Great Game, the Anglo-Russian struggle for power in Asia”. Many of his works have been translated into other languages, especially French.