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The Resource Twelve days at Nuku Hiva : Russian encounters and mutiny in the South Pacific, Elena Govor

Twelve days at Nuku Hiva : Russian encounters and mutiny in the South Pacific, Elena Govor

Label
Twelve days at Nuku Hiva : Russian encounters and mutiny in the South Pacific
Title
Twelve days at Nuku Hiva
Title remainder
Russian encounters and mutiny in the South Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Elena Govor
Title variation
12 days at Nuku Hiva
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Govor, Elena
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Nuka Hiva (French Polynesia)
  • Nuka Hiva (French Polynesia)
  • Acculturation
  • Marquesans
  • Russians
  • Nuka Hiva (French Polynesia)
  • Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)
  • Mutiny
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Acculturation
  • Discovery and exploration, Russian
  • Ethnic relations
  • Manners and customs
  • Marquesans
  • Mutiny
  • Russians
  • French Polynesia
  • French Polynesia
  • Expedition
  • Meuterei
  • Nuku Hiva
  • Russen
Label
Twelve days at Nuku Hiva : Russian encounters and mutiny in the South Pacific, Elena Govor
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. From Russia to Nuku Hiva -- pt. 2. Nuku Hiva -- Day 1: Encounter : 25 April (7 May) 1804 -- Day 2: Discovery : 26 April (8 May) 1804 -- Day 3: Immersion : 27 April (9 May) 1804 -- Day 4: Tattooing : 28 April (10 May) 1804 -- Day 5: Heresy : 29 April (11 May) 1804 -- Day 6: Tension : 30 April (12 May) 1804 -- Day 7: Temptations : 1/13 May 1804 -- Day 8: Catharsis : 2/14 May 1804 -- Day 9: Dislocation : 3/15 May 1804 -- Days 10-12: Parting : 4/16-6/18 May 1804 -- pt. 3. From Nuku Hiva to Russia -- Epilogue: Nuku Hiva revisited
Control code
ocn671819123
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837518
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62v529
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671819123
Label
Twelve days at Nuku Hiva : Russian encounters and mutiny in the South Pacific, Elena Govor
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. From Russia to Nuku Hiva -- pt. 2. Nuku Hiva -- Day 1: Encounter : 25 April (7 May) 1804 -- Day 2: Discovery : 26 April (8 May) 1804 -- Day 3: Immersion : 27 April (9 May) 1804 -- Day 4: Tattooing : 28 April (10 May) 1804 -- Day 5: Heresy : 29 April (11 May) 1804 -- Day 6: Tension : 30 April (12 May) 1804 -- Day 7: Temptations : 1/13 May 1804 -- Day 8: Catharsis : 2/14 May 1804 -- Day 9: Dislocation : 3/15 May 1804 -- Days 10-12: Parting : 4/16-6/18 May 1804 -- pt. 3. From Nuku Hiva to Russia -- Epilogue: Nuku Hiva revisited
Control code
ocn671819123
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837518
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62v529
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671819123

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