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Title:Travels from St Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia: Volume 1
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Author:John Bell
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
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Travels from St Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia: Volume 1 by John Bell

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Travels from St Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia: Volume 1 John Bell trained as a physician but preferred a life of travel and diplomacy He entered the service of Tsar Peter the Great of Russia and had already taken part as the expedition s doctor in a government mission to Persia in when he was asked to join a further embassy to China This two volume work published in describes both these journeys The first part of Volume contains an account of the Persian expedition and the second a narrative of the journey across Siberia to the walls of Beijing It includes fascinating anecdotes of the peoples encountered and their environment beliefs and customs including a female Siberian shaman the pet musk deer of an exiled Swedish general and the interdependence of marmots and rhubarb at this time a valuable medicinal drug This is a delightful account of an area then hardly known in the west

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