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Hermit of Peking The Hidden Life of Sir Edmund Backhouse

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ISBN-10: 190601101X

ISBN-13: 9781906011017

Edition: 2007

Authors: Hugh R. Trevor-Roper

List price: $40.00
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The scandalous story of sinologist Sir Edmund Backhouse, Victorian scholar & confidence trickster, is laid bare by distinguished historian Hugh Trevor-Roper, who describes the racy intrigue & bizarre fantasy life of the Manchu Imperial court with pace & an infectious delight in the process of historical research.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 12/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper was born at Glanton, in Northumberland, England in 1914, the son of a country doctor. Trevor-Roper won scholarships, first to Charterhouse, then to Christ Church, Oxford, where he won the Craven, Hertford and Ireland prizes. He took a double-first at Oxford, and soon afterwards he published a study of Archbishop Laud. During the Second World War Trevor-Roper worked in British intelligence; in 1945 he was assigned by his superiors to write a report on the death of Hitler, which became The Last Days of Hitler. After the war, in 1946, Trevor-Roper returned to Oxford as a Student (fellow) of Christ Church, where he was a history tutor until 1957, and Censor (dean) from…