Through Siberia 2 Volume Set Through Siberia: Volume 2

Through Siberia 2 Volume Set Through Siberia: Volume 2

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The Church of England clergyman Henry Lansdell (1841-1919) was an energetic traveller, both during his own leisure time and on behalf of the Irish Church Missions. He made many visits to Russia and central Asia, distributing bibles and tracts in the native languages of the many peoples he encountered, and focusing his attention especially on hospitals and prisons. He published this two-volume account in 1882, and it proved extremely popular (this second edition being prepared before the first was published), but attracted some criticism for its favourable treatment of the Russian government. The anarchist Prince Peter Kropotkin was especially indignant at the accounts of Russian prisons: he alleged that Lansdell was either a dupe of propaganda or was deliberately distorting what he had seen. Volume 2 continues Lansdell's account of his travels, both to prison colonies and mines, and among the native peoples of the Russian Far East.
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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 26mm | 590g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7 Plates, black and white; 1 Maps; 11 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 1108071236
  • 9781108071239

Table of contents

31. Siberian political prisoners; 32. From Chita to Nertchinsk; 33. The silver and (so-called) quicksilver mines of Nertchinsk; 34. From Nertchinsk to Stretinsk; 35. From Stretinsk to Ust-Kara; 36. The penal colony of Kara; 37. The convict mines of Kara; 38. The Shilka; 39. The history of Amur; 40. The upper Amur; 41. Blagovestchensk; 42. The middle Amur; 43. The Manchurian frontier; 44. The Primorsk or sea-coast province; 45. The lower Amur; 46. The Gilyaks; 47. Nikolaefsk; 48. Kamchatka; 49. The island of Sakhalin; 50. The Ussuri and Sungacha; 51. Lake Khanka to the coast; 52. Vladivostock; 53. Russians afloat; Appendices; Index.
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