Jeremiah Curtin's A Journey in Southern Siberia PDF

By Jeremiah Curtin

Jeremiah Curtin, author, polyglot, ethnographer and folklorist, travelled in 1900 to principal Siberia to check the faith and folklore of the Buryat humans. The Buryats are one department of the Mongols, who at one element conquered a wide swath of Asia, Europe and India. Their house is round Lake Baikal in primary Siberia. the 1st 3rd of this publication is a travelogue which describes Curtin's Siberian trip; it is a attention-grabbing glimpse at Tsarist Siberia earlier than the Revolution. The final two-thirds of the booklet is a rare checklist of the mythology of the Buryats. The lore is of significant curiosity, comparable to in its fluid, dreamlike narrative the local American stories. there are various parts came upon in different places via Asia and Europe equivalent to epic horses (and horse sacrifices), battles with giants, a World-mountain and 'the water of life', (see The Epic of Gilgamesh). There also are specified parts corresponding to heroes with oracular books embedded of their bodies.

This one of many final of Curtin's books, released after his demise in 1906.--J.B. Hare

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