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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- Date Published: April 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108071239
- length: 466 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
- weight: 0.59kg
- contains: 18 b/w illus. 1 map
- availability: Available
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
42. The middle Amur
43. The Manchurian frontier
44. The Primorsk or sea-coast province
45. The lower Amur
46. The Gilyaks
49. The island of Sakhalin
50. The Ussuri and Sungacha
51. Lake Khanka to the coast
53. Russians afloat
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