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JW3 Himalaya Class, Thurs 28 Oct

Early European Travellers, Missionaries, and Explorers: pre 19th Century


Short Introduction

One who wrote about, but never reached, the area - Benjamin of Tudela

Possible first European to cross Tibetan border - Odoric of Poderone

Definitely reached Tibet - De Andrade and Marques, Cabral and Carcella, Johann Grueber

The link between most of these men: Catholic Church

Origin of Christian Church in China and India

Christianity reaches Tibet and Nepal

Enter two Englishmen - George Bogle and Samuel Turner

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