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A Journey across Siberia. Turks of the Krasnoyarsk Uyezd and Their Shamans

... studies conducted within the framework of the Great Northern (Second Kamchatka) Expedition in 1733–1743. After the trip to Siberia Gmelin returned to Tubingen, where he was a university professor of botany and chemistry until his death in 1755. The Second Kamchatka Expedition headed by Vitus Bering had had no analogs in the human history. It was served by 13 specially constructed ... ... Europeans who got to Siberia at those times, Gmelin believed that shamanism was a kind of good business and spoke of shamans as of sorcerers. The observant scholar described the process of a shaman talking to the spirits, kamlanie , with undisguised irony....

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Gmelin , expedition , Siberia , sorcerer , sorceress , tambourine , Tatars
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