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The author recounts his experiences from 1927 - 1930 as part of the Swedish expedition of Sven Hedin. Passing through the mountains, deserts, oasis, steppes and lakes, Haslund-Christensen takes us into the world of shamanists, buddhists and god-kings. He also explores festivals, divine dances a broad insight into Mongolian culture and history as well as the lifestyle and mindset of the nomadic population in this region.
Henning Haslund-Christensen (1896-1948) was a Danish travel writer and anthropologist. In the early 1920s, Haslund joined a group led by a Danish physician named Carl Krebs, who aimed to establish a dairy farm in northern Mongolia, close to the Russian border. They travelled via China and Ulaanbaatar, and established themselves in what is today Erdenebulgan sum in Khövsgöl province. However, the dairy farm project failed due to Mongolia coming under stronger Soviet influence, and Haslund left Outer Mongolia in the mid-1920s.
Fascinated by the Mongol way of life, Haslund remained in Inner Mongolia for the following years, e.g. joining Sven Hedin for the Sino-Swedish Scientific Expedition of the late 1920s.
Black cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and front emblem. Bindings tight and square, text clean with toning. Minimal shelf handling. Dust jacket by Kent Crane. Light handling. Spine crease, appears sun-toned, in a protective clear Mylar sleeve.
Title: ...Men & Gods in Mongolia (Zayagan),
Illustrator: 57 illustrations and a map.
Categories: Asia & India,
Edition: Special edition for club - First Edition, thus. [Published by Dutton in 1935]
Publisher: New York:, National Travel Club,: 1933.
Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
Book Condition: 8vo; 9.5 inches tall, 358 pages with index.
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 004106