Paul Pelliot (28 May 1878- 26 October 1945) was a French sinologist and explorer of Central Asia. Initially intending to enter the foreign service, Pelliot took up the study of Chinese and became a pupil of Sylvain Lévi and Édouard Chavannes.
Even before Margaret Hasluck, the Scottish scholar and author, made her expeditions to Albania, Edith Durham had spent many years travelling around the Balkans,
rougier marie's insight:
Edith Durham took care of her sick mother after the death of her dad. It exhausted her and she went abroad to recuperate. This is why she went to southern Balkans and embraced their cause. She wrote several books, the most famous being High Albanis (1909). She studied the customs and the society of this fascinating area of the world.
Marco Polo.It should not be just called a discovery.Silk route was there for centuries before Marco polo could find it and was known to every one in two big continents.Illiteracy and unawareness cannot be glorified.We should invent some good terms...
When we think of adventurers and explorers it is common to think of men, bearded and grim, setting out in search of new lands or excitement. However history is littered with women who have bucked the trend of staying at home and gone on adventures.
"Orélie-Antoine de Tounens (May 12, 1825 – September 17, 1878) was a French lawyer, and adventurer, who assumed the title of King of the Araucanía and Patagonia. It is disputed whether Tounens was a self-proclaimed king or was elected by a group of loncos (Mapuche chieftains)."
Revoir toutes les vidéos de Les Nouveaux Explorateurs en replay et ne ratez plus aucun épisode de votre émission ou de votre série préférée.
rougier marie's insight:
"Les Nouveaux Explorateurs est une émission de reportages qui nous emmène à la découverte de nouveaux horizons à travers les yeux d'explorateurs divers. Chacun apporte un regard différent sur un pays et un thème particulier de son choix, avec une volonté de voir la réalité en face, tout en évitant les clichés. Le but de l'émission est de nous faire voir les choses autrement. Ces globe-trotters sillonnent le monde, de l'Est à l'Ouest et du Nord au Sud, pour partir à la découverte de gens qui font la société. Ils nous communiquent ainsi cette envie de partir explorer le monde, comme eux."
Born i n1868 in Wisconsin, Edward Sheriff Curtis worked as a photographer since 18991. In he decided to photograph the Natives to preserve their culture. His goal was reached in 1930 through the "North American Indian" which includes about 40 000 photographes from 80 different peoples.
The link is related to a website displaying his work.
Tomé Pires (1465?–1524 or 1540) was an apothecary from Lisbon who spent 1512 to 1515 in Malacca immediately after the Portuguese conquest, at a time when Europeans were only first arriving in South East Asia. After his arduous experiences in India and the East Indies, he headed the first official embassy from a European nation in China.
He went to India in 1511 invested as "factor of drugs", the Eastern commodities that were an important element of what is generally called "the spice trade' in Malacca and Cochin he avidly collected and documented information from the MAlay-Indonesia area, and personally visited JAva,Sumatra and Malaku."
"Ida Laura Pfeiffer (October 14, 1797 in Vienna - October 27, 1858 Vienna), was an Austrian traveler and travel book author. She was one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translated into seven languages. She was a member of geographical societies of both Berlin and Paris, but not of Royal Geographical Society in London due to her sex."
"Jane Dieulafoy (29 June 1851 – 25 May 1916) was a French archaeologist, explorer, novelist and journalist. She was the wife of Marcel-Auguste Dieulafoy. Together with her husband, she is known for her excavations at Susa."