Bryn Hammond's Reviews > Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China, 1844-1846
Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China, 1844-1846
Am deeply fond of this book. Huc and Gabet were French priests out to convert Mongols. Don't be put off: they have the attitude of explorers, they write a fantastic, lively travel book and they fail to make conversions. Unlike other old travels they aren't rude about the Mongols or their way of life - which to them harks to the Old Testament. On the other hand they are downright rude about the towns of China, and splutter at the simple Mongols' exploitation by the sophisticated Chinese. I like where their hearts are. Gorgeous, and guaranteed to give you a love for Mongol life.
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