Constrasting usefully with the bulk of biographical literature devoted, for years, to the great Swedish explorer of and writer on Central Asia (1865-1952), this paper casts an important light on the latter’s initial expedition in Persia, where the young man sharpened his ability to travel, and work with peoples of all walks of life, “a talent that was to serve him well in the years to come”. The paper skims through his successive travels and his progressive training, elluding his discussable political commitments of the 1920s-50s. The notice is followed by significant bibliographies of publications by and on Sven Hedin.

The Redaction
CER: I-1.2.B-76