Conquest of Siberia

Conquest of Siberia : And the History of the Transactions, Wars, Commerce, etc. Carried on between Russia and China, from the Earliest Period

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Gerhard Muller (1705-1783) is renowned as the first historian to specialise in the history and culture of Siberia. Born in Westphalia, Muller was invited to teach at the newly founded Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg in 1725. He joined the Second Kamtchatka Expedition to western Siberia in 1735, and on his return spent the remainder of his life publishing works on the history of Siberia. His co-author Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) also served on several expeditions to Siberia. This volume, first published in English in 1842, contains the English translation of these authors' detailed description of the Russian colonisation of Siberia and tensions with China. Combining ethnographic material with accounts of Russia's trade with indigenous Siberian peoples and China, this volume presented one of the first scholarly accounts of Siberia to western Europe at a time when the region was little known outside of Russia.
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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 10mm | 220g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1108023835
  • 9781108023832

Table of contents

1. First irruption of the Russians into Siberia; 2. Commencement of hostilities between the Russians and Chinese; 3. Account of the Russian and Chinese settlements upon the confines of Siberia; 4. Commerce between the Chinese and Russians; 5. Description of Zuruchaitu; 6. Tartarian rhubarb brought to Kiachta by the Bucharian merchants; 7. Tale of the longitude and latitude of the principal places mentioned in this work; 8. Discovery and conquest of Kamtchatka; 9. General idea of the commerce carried on the new discovered islands from Kamtchatka; 10. Furs and skins procured from Kamtchatka and the new discovered islands, to be disposed of to the Chinese; 11. Commencement and progress of the first Russian discoveries in the sea of Kamtchatka; 12. Voyages in 1745, from Kamtchatka; 13. Successive voyages, from 1747 to 1753, to Beering's and the Aleutian Isles.
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