This short notice offers an elusive description of the relief of Wakhan, of its political boundaries and administrative division since the 1895 Russo-Afghan Agreement, and of the evocation of this region in early medieval Chinese, Arabic and Persian sources; the article ends with an overview of the role of Wakhan’s as a stake of the ‘Great Game’ between the Russian and British Empires.

The Redaction
CER: I-2.4-144