Book: A Journey in Southern Siberia
Author: Jeremiah Curtin

A Journey in Southern Siberia By Jeremiah Curtin

Format: Global Grey free PDF
Pages (PDF): 330
Publication Date: 1909

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Fully Illustrated. The first third of this book is a travelogue which describes Curtin's Siberian journey; this is a fascinating glimpse at Tsarist Siberia just before the Revolution. The last two-thirds of the book is an extraordinary record of the mythology of the Buryats. There are many elements found elsewhere through Asia and Europe such as epic horses (and horse sacrifices), battles with giants, a World-mountain and 'the water of life', (see The Epic of Gilgamesh). There are also unique elements such as heroes with oracular books embedded in their bodies.