Russian Exploration from Siberia to Space

See Richard Pierce's introduction to Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, Remarks and Observations on a Voyage around the Worldfrom 1803 to 1807, ed. Richard A. Pierce, trans. Victoria Joan Moessner (Kingston, ON: Limestone Press, 1993), ...

Russian Exploration  from Siberia to Space

In the history of geographical discovery and exploration, a well-known cast of European characters and events takes center stage. While the importance of achievements by Columbus, Cortés, Magellan, Cook, Lewis and Clark, and Neil Armstrong remains unassailable, the participation of Russia in the European era of exploration, conquest, expansion, and colonization deserves equal attention. This study provides a narrative survey and critical analysis of a rich but overlooked tradition of geographical exploration by Russians and others in Russian service since 1580. Following Russian pioneers across Siberia, Alaska, Brazil, Hawaii and the Pacific, Central Asia, Australasia, the Arctic and Antarctic, and into space, this work establishes Russia in the history of world exploration and connects the Russian experience of exploration to Russian national identity past and present.

Expeditions as Experiments

Practising Observation and Documentation Marianne Klemun, Ulrike Spring. 3. 4. 5. 8. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. ... Langsdorff, Remarks and Observations on a Voyage around the World from 1803 to 1807, 208. Nicolai Rezanov, trans. by Mikio ...

Expeditions as Experiments

This collection focuses on different expeditions and their role in the process of knowledge acquisition from the eighteenth century onwards. It investigates various forms of scientific practice conducted during, after and before expeditions, and it places this discussion into the scientific context of experiments. In treating expeditions as experiments in a heuristic sense, we also propose that the expedition is a variation on the laboratory in which different practices can be conducted and where the transformation of uncertain into certain knowledge is tested. The experimental positioning of the expedition brings together an ensemble of techniques, strategies, material agents and social actors, and illuminates the steps leading from observation to facts and documentation. The chapters show the variety of scientific interests that motivated expeditions with their focus on natural history, geology, ichthyology, botany, zoology, helminthology, speleology, physical anthropology, oceanography, meteorology and magnetism.

A Construction History of Sitka Alaska as Documented in the Records of the Russian American Company

1985 Russkaia Amerika v “ zapiskakh ” Kirila Khlebnikova : Novo - Arkhangelsk ( Russian America in the " notes ” of Kiril Khlebnikov : Novo ... 1993 Remarks and Observations on a Voyage Around the World from 1803-1807 , vol . 2.

A Construction History of Sitka  Alaska  as Documented in the Records of the Russian American Company


Remarks and Observations on a Voyage Around the World from 1803 to 1807

the nearest hill at the entrance to the harbor an observation post had been set up . At the present time two Dutch ships had been in Nangasaki since July . They then showed us the direction to the harbor . Using a weak wind we slowly ...

Remarks and Observations on a Voyage Around the World from 1803 to 1807

Narrative of a voyage around the world in the years 1803-1807, on board the ships Nadezhda and Neva, under the command of Captain A.J. von Krusenstern.

Haunted by Empire

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Haunted by Empire

DIVA groundbreaking interdisciplinary collection that rethinks the connection between the intimate and United States colonial and postcolonial histories./div

Round About the Earth

7. lesson, Voyage médical autour du monde, [iii]; Georg heinrich von langsdorff, Remarks and Observations on a Voyage around the World from 1803 to 1807, trans. Victoria Joan Moessner, ed. Richard A. pierce, 2 vols.

Round About the Earth

An account of the history of circumnavigation and how it has influenced the way people think about the Earth, profiling the early quests of famous historical figures, and the innovations that enabled world travel.

Twelve Days at Nuku Hiva

Remarks and observations on a voyage around the world from 1803 to 1807. Trans. V. J. Moessner; ed. R. A. Pierce. Kingston, Ont.: Limestone Press. ———, et F. Fischer. 1810. Plantes recueillies pendant le voyage des Russes autour du ...

Twelve Days at Nuku Hiva

In August 1803 two Russian ships, the Nadezhda and the Neva, set off on a round-the-world voyage to carry out scientific exploration and collect artifacts for Alexander I’s ethnographic museum in St. Petersburg. Russia’s strategic concerns in the north Pacific, however, led the Russian government to include as part of the expedition an embassy to Japan, headed by statesman Nikolai Rezanov, who was given authority over the ships’ commanders without their knowledge. Between them the ships carried an ethnically and socially disparate group of men: Russian educated elite, German naturalists, Siberian merchants, Baltic naval officers, even Japanese passengers. Upon reaching Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas archipelago on May 7, 1804, and for the next twelve days, the naval officers revolted against Rezanov’s command while complex crosscultural encounters between Russians and islanders occurred. Elena Govor recounts the voyage, reconstructing and exploring in depth the tumultuous events of the Russians’ stay in Nuku Hiva; the course of the mutiny, its resolution and aftermath; and the extent and nature of the contact between Nuku Hivans and Russians. Govor draws directly on the writings of the participants themselves, many of whom left accounts of the voyage. Those by the ships’ captains, Krusenstern and Lisiansky, and the naturalist George Langsdorff are well known, but here for the first time, their writings are juxtaposed with recently discovered textual and visual evidence by various members of the expedition in Russian, German, Japanese—and by the Nuku Hivans themselves. Two sailor-beachcombers, a Frenchman and an Englishman who acted as guides and interpreters, later contributed their own accounts, which feature the words and opinions of islanders. Govor also relies on a myth about the Russian visit recounted by Nuku Hivans to this day. With its unique polyphonic historical approach, Twelve Days at Nuku Hiva presents an innovative crosscultural ethnohistory that uncovers new approaches to—and understandings of—what took place on Nuku Hiva more than two hundred years ago.

Germany and the Americas

He recounted his experiences and observations in the two-volume Bemerkungen auf einer Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1803 bis 1807 (Remarks and Observations on a Voyage around the World from 1803 to 1807).

Germany and the Americas

This comprehensive encyclopedia details the close ties between the German-speaking world and the Americas, examining the extensive Germanic cultural and political legacy in the nations of the New World and the equally substantial influence of the Americas on the Germanic nations. * Individual articles cover all facets of German-American relations, complete with extensive end-of-entry references * Extensive and wide-ranging illustrations feature pictures of figures from Babe Ruth to Alexander von Humboldt

Russian America

Remarks and Observations on a Voyage around the World from 1803 to 1807. Translated by Victoria Joan Moessner. Edited by Richard A. Pierce. 2 vols. Kingston, Ont.: Limestone Press, 1993. Lazarev, Aleksei P. Zapiski o plavanii voennogo ...

Russian America

From 1741 until Alaska was sold to the United States in 1867, the Russian empire claimed territory and peoples in North America. In this book, Ilya Vinkovetsky examines how Russia governed its only overseas colony, illustrating how the colony fit into and diverged from the structures developed in the otherwise contiguous Russian empire. Russian America was effectively transformed from a remote extension of Russia's Siberian frontier penetrated mainly by Siberianized Russians into an ostensibly modern overseas colony operated by Europeanized Russians. Under the rule of the Russian-American Company, the colony was governed on different terms than the rest of the empire, a hybrid of elements carried over from Siberia and imported from rival colonial systems. Its economic, labor, and social organization reflected Russian hopes for Alaska, as well as the numerous limitations, such as its vast territory and pressures from its multiethnic residents, it imposed. This approach was particularly evident in Russian strategies to convert the indigenous peoples of Russian America into loyal subjects of the Russian Empire. Vinkovetsky looks closely at Russian efforts to acculturate the native peoples, including attempts to predispose them to be more open to the Russian political and cultural influence through trade and Russian Orthodox Christianity. Bringing together the history of Russia, the history of colonialism, and the history of contact between native peoples and Europeans on the American frontier, this work highlights how the overseas colony revealed the Russian Empire's adaptability to models of colonialism.

Kodiak Kreol

A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26 by Otto Von Kotzebue, Post Captain in the Russian Imperial Navy. London: Henry Col-burn and Richard ... Remarks and Observations on A Voyage around the World from 18031807.

Kodiak Kreol

From the 1780s to the 1820s, Kodiak Island, the first capital of Imperial Russia's only overseas colony, was inhabited by indigenous Alutiiq people and colonized by Russians. Together, they established an ethnically mixed "kreol" community. Against the backdrop of the fur trade, the missionary work of the Russian Orthodox Church, and competition among Pacific colonial powers, Gwenn A. Miller brings to light the social, political, and economic patterns of life in the settlement, making clear that Russia's modest colonial effort off the Alaskan coast fully depended on the assistance of Alutiiq people. In this context, Miller argues, the relationships that developed between Alutiiq women and Russian men were critical keys to the initial success of Russia's North Pacific venture. Although Russia's Alaskan enterprise began some two centuries after other European powers—Spain, England, Holland, and France—started to colonize North America, many aspects of the contacts between Russians and Alutiiq people mirror earlier colonial episodes: adaptation to alien environments, the "discovery" and exploitation of natural resources, complicated relations between indigenous peoples and colonizing Europeans, attempts by an imperial state to moderate those relations, and a web of Christianizing practices. Russia's Pacific colony, however, was founded on the cusp of modernity at the intersection of earlier New World forms of colonization and the bureaucratic age of high empire. Miller's attention to the coexisting intimacy and violence of human connections on Kodiak offers new insights into the nature of colonialism in a little-known American outpost of European imperial power.

German Representations of the Far North 17th 19th Centuries

Bemerkungen auf einer Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1803 bis 1807, Frankfurt/ Main (in English: 1993. Remarks and Observations on a Voyage around the World from 1803 to 1807, Kingston, ON: Limestone Press.) Litke, Fedor Petrovich.

German Representations of the Far North  17th 19th Centuries

German travellers, explorers, missionaries and scholars produced significant new knowledge about the Arctic in Europe and elsewhere from the 17th until the 19th century. However, until now, no English-language study or collective volume has been dedicated to their representations of the Arctic. Possibly due to linguistic barriers, this corpus has not been sufficiently taken into account in transnational and circumpolar approaches to the fast-growing field of Arctic Studies. This volume serves to heighten awareness about the importance of these writings in view of the history of the Far North. The chapters gathered here offer critical readings of manuscripts and publications, including travelogues, natural histories of the Arctic, newspaper articles and scholarly texts based on first-hand observations, as well as works of fiction. The sources are considered in their historical context, as political, religious, social, economic and cultural aspects are discussed in relation to discourses about the Arctic in general. The volume opens with a spirited preface by Professor Jean Malaurie, France’s most distinguished Arctic specialist and author of The Last Kings of Thule (1955).

Sharks upon the Land

“Davida Malo's Unpublished Account of Keoˉpūolani.” HJH 42 (2008): 27–48. Langsdorff, Georg Heinrich von. Remarks and Observations on a Voyage around the World from 1803 to 1807. Translated by Victoria Joan Moessner.

Sharks upon the Land

A study of colonialism and indigenous health in Hawaiʻi, highlighting cultural change over time.

Naturalists at Sea

Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, Remarks and Observations on a Voyage around the World from 1803 to 1807, trans. Victoria Joan Moessner, ed. Richard A. Pierce (2 vols, Fairbanks, AK, 1993), I, p.47, II, p.126. Löwenstern's remarks are ...

Naturalists at Sea

DIVDIVTales of the intrepid early naturalists who set sail on dangerous voyages of discovery in the vast, unknown Pacific/div/div

Impressions of Indian River

38 Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff , Remarks and Observations on a Voyage Around the World from 1803 to 1807 , Volumes One and Two , translated and annotated by Victoria Joan Moessner , edited by Richard A. Pierce ( Kingston , Ontario ...

Impressions of Indian River


The Canoe in Canadian Cultures

Georg H. von Langsdorff, Remarks and Observations on a Voyage Around the World from 1803-1807 (Kingston: Limestone Press 1993) plate 39. 7. Hornell, 178. 8. Pirjo Varjola, Alaska: Venājān Amerikka/Russian America (Helsinki: National ...

The Canoe in Canadian Cultures

The canoe is a symbol unique to Canada. One of the greatest gifts of First Peoples to all those who came after, the canoe is Canada’s most powerful icon. Within this Canexus II publication are a collection of essays by paddling enthusiasts and experts. Contributing authors include: Eugene Arima, Shanna Balazs, David Finch, Ralph Frese, Toni Harting, Bob Henderson, Bruce W. Hodgins, Bert Horwood, Gwyneth Hoyle, John Jennings, Timothy Kent, Peter Labor, Adrian Lee, Kenneth R. Lister, Becky Mason, James Raffan, Alister Thomas and Kirk Wipper.

Native American in the Land of the Shogun

Remarks and Observations on a Voyage Around the World , from 1803 to 1807. Vols . 1 and 2. Translated by Victoria Joan Moessner . Reprint of 1812 edition . Kingston , Ontario : Limestone Press , 1993 . - . Voyages and Travels in Various ...

Native American in the Land of the Shogun

A wide-ranging, readable account of an eccentric and exceptional man who crossed cultures and changed history.

Sea Otters

Remarks and Observations on a Voyage around the World from 18031807. Vol. 2. Translated and annotated by Victoria Joan Moessner, edited by Richard A. Pierce. Kingston, on: Limestone Press, 1993. Larson, Henrietta M. “William Sturgis, ...

Sea Otters

2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title More than any other nonhuman species, it was the sea otter that defined the world’s largest oceanscape prior to the California gold rush. In addition to the more conventional aspects of the sea otter trade, including Russian expansion in Alaska, British and American trading in the Pacific Northwest, and Spanish colonial ventures along the California coast, the global importance of the species can be seen in its impact on the East Asian maritime fur trade. This trade linked Imperial China, Japan, and indigenous Ainu peoples of the Kurile Islands as early as the fifteenth century. In Sea Otters: A History Richard Ravalli synthesizes anew the sea otter’s complex history of interaction with humans by drawing on new histories of the species that consider international and global factors beyond the fur trade, including sea mammal conservation, Cold War nuclear testing, and environmental tourism. Examining sea otters in a Pacific World context, Ravalli weaves together the story of imperial ambition, greed, and an iconic sea mammal that left a determinative imprint on the modern world.

Contours of a People

Remarks and Observations on a Voyage around the World from 18031807. Translated by Victoria Joan Moessner. Edited by Richard A. Pierce. Fairbanks, AK: Limestone Press, 1993. 13 SETTLING FOR COMMUNITY? Iuridical Visions of Historical ...

Contours of a People

What does it mean to be Metis? How do the Metis understand their world, and how do family, community, and location shape their consciousness? Such questions inform this collection of essays on the northwestern North American people of mixed European and Native ancestry who emerged in the seventeenth century as a distinct culture. Volume editors Nicole St-Onge, Carolyn Podruchny, and Brenda Macdougall go beyond the concern with race and ethnicity that takes center stage in most discussions of Metis culture to offer new ways of thinking about Metis identity. Geography, mobility, and family have always defined Metis culture and society. The Metis world spanned the better part of a continent, and a major theme of Contours of a People is the Metis conception of geography—not only how Metis people used their environments but how they gave meaning to place and developed connections to multiple landscapes. Their geographic familiarity, physical and social mobility, and maintenance of family ties across time and space appear to have evolved in connection with the fur trade and other commercial endeavors. These efforts, and the cultural practices that emerged from them, have contributed to a sense of community and the nationalist sentiment felt by many Metis today. Writing about a wide geographic area, the contributors consider issues ranging from Metis rights under Canadian law and how the Library of Congress categorizes Metis scholarship to the role of women in maintaining economic and social networks. The authors’ emphasis on geography and its power in shaping identity will influence and enlighten Canadian and American scholars across a variety of disciplines.

Natalia Shelikhova

Remarks and Observations: A Voyage Around the World from 1803 to 1807. Edited by Richard A. Pierce. Translated by Victoria Joan Moessner. Kingston, ON, and Fairbanks: Limestone Press, 1993. Laxman, Adam.

Natalia Shelikhova

This volume makes available for the first time in English a variety of primary source materials relating to the life and work of Natalia Shelikov, a pioneering nineteenth-century Russian-American businesswoman. As a principal of the Russian-American Company, Shelikov worked in Alaska, and her business acumen and wide-ranging connections—including the empress of Russia and a swathe of northern leaders—were crucial to the growth of Alaska’s economy, as well as to the welfare of the Native people, in whose life and culture she took a strong interest. The letters, petitions, and personal documents presented here will be indispensable for students of Alaska and nineteenth-century women’s history.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Kashevarov ended his notes on Alaska's Arctic Inuit with this poignant observation: “the savage is unquestioningly ... Langsdorff, Georg Heinrich von, Remarks and Observations on a Voyage around the Worldfrom 1803 to 1807, 2 vols. in 1, ...

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.