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A world of empires : the Russian voyage of the frigate Pallada / Edyta M. Bojanowska.

Author/creator Bojanowska, Edyta M. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionviii, 373 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
Contents From London to Cape Town, or how to run a successful empire -- Pineapples in Petersburg, cabbage soup on the Equator -- Prying open Japan, prospecting Korea -- Eastward ho! -- Russians confront human diversity -- The bestseller and its afterlife.
Abstract Novelist Ivan Goncharov was secretary to the naval commander of an 1852 secret mission to open trade relations with Japan. Bojanowska uses Goncharov's gripping travelogue [past Cape Colony (South Africa), Dutch Java, Spanish Manila, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong , Shanghai, Siberia]---a bestseller (1858) in nineteenth-century Russia--as a unique eyewitness account of empire in action. Slow to be integrated into the standard narrative on European imperialism, Russia emerges here as an assertive empire eager to emulate European powers and determined to define Russia against them.-- From jacket.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN 2017045047
ISBN9780674976405 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN0674976401 hardcover alkaline paper

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