Based on retrospective statistics published in the Russian press of Western Turkistan and on some non-described archive materials on the specific activity of various Western Turkistani caravan traders, this article draws an overall picture of the evolution of exchanges between Western Central Asia and Kashghar between 1850 and the fall of the Khanate of Kokand in 1876 and that of Ya‘qub Beg in the following year.  Overall data are provided on the goods exchanged and the varied itineraries of the caravans, and special developments devoted to the logic and impact of the June 1872 agreement between von Kaufmann and Ya‘qub Beg.

The Redaction
CER: I-3.5.C-342