The Garden Guide

Book: Journey and Embassy to Samarkand
Chapter: Viii Ambassadors Return

Boyar - Bukhara

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VIII. THE RETURN OF THE AMBASSADORS {Note: it appears that Clavijo made his return journey by travelling west from Samarkand to Bukhara. The referene is to 'a great city called Boyar' but it seems likely that this was Bukhara - Boyar is a term used for the highest rank of the Russian aristocracy. Identification of the city described in the next section as Bukhara fits with his subsequent description of crossing the River Oxus. He does not seem to have returned via Shakhrisabz and Termez.}