Michel Peissel

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Michel Peissel


Born
in France
February 11, 1937

Died
October 07, 2011


Michel Georges Francois Peissel was a French ethnologist, explorer and author. He wrote twenty books mostly on his Himalayan and Tibetan expeditions. Peissel was an emeritus member of the Explorers Club and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Raised in England, Peissel later studied a year at Oxford University and the Harvard Business School and obtained a doctorate in Tibetan Ethnology from the Sorbonne, Paris.

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Average rating: 3.99 · 360 ratings · 57 reviews · 32 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lost World of Quintana Roo

4.43 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1962 — 6 editions
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Mustang; A Lost Tibetan Kin...

3.96 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1967 — 11 editions
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Tiger for Breakfast: The St...

3.95 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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The Last Barbarians: Discov...

3.39 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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Tibet: The Secret Continent

4.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Tibetan Pilgrimage: Archite...

3.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Zanskar

3.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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The Great Himalayan Passage

3.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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The Secret War in Tibet

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1972
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Lords and Lamas

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“The general kind and soft customs of Mustang were soon to strike me as exceptional. Apart from occasional disputes between husband and wife, which like family rows all around the world bring raised voices, I never heard a person scream or shout; Even the children had very civilised manners. In fact the only person I knew to consistently angry in Lo Mantang was myself, and Tibetans consider bd temper a Western characteristic. Take for example the reactions of European to missing his train; he will invariably swear under his breath. Who in our can stand frustration without giving vent to anger? I soon had to master my own temper, having raised my voice against one of the innumerable people who stopped to stare at me and my smal party, I was told by a peasant: ‘’I cannot understand; you are a great man, how is it that small things like myself deserve your wrath?’’ After that I learned to be tolerant, realising that by getting mad I was only debasing myself, and that it was stupid to be bothered by trivialities.”
Michel Peissel, Mustang; A Lost Tibetan Kingdom

“Everything I saw was in such perfect harmony with the landscape, and the people fitted in so well with their surroundings and lived a life in such perfect accord with their needs and beliefs - that the whole structure formed a solid entity with never a crack, and at times I began to wonder whether any other way of life really existed. Was I living in a dream, an illusion (or at times a nightmare)? No false note broke the spell and brought me back to myself.”
Michel Peissel, Mustang; A Lost Tibetan Kingdom

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