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The Resource Vagabond life : the Caucasus journals of George Kennan, edited, with an introduction and afterword by Frith Maier ; with contributions by Daniel C. Waugh

Vagabond life : the Caucasus journals of George Kennan, edited, with an introduction and afterword by Frith Maier ; with contributions by Daniel C. Waugh

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Vagabond life : the Caucasus journals of George Kennan
Title
Vagabond life
Title remainder
the Caucasus journals of George Kennan
Statement of responsibility
edited, with an introduction and afterword by Frith Maier ; with contributions by Daniel C. Waugh
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"George Kennan (1845-1924) was a pioneering explorer, writer, and lecturer on Russia in the nineteenth century, the author of classic works such as Tent Life in Siberia and Siberia and the Exile System, and great-uncle of George Frost Kennan, the noted historian and diplomat of the Cold War. In 1870, Kennan became the first American to explore the highlands of Dagestan, a remote Muslim region of herders, silversmiths, carpet-weavers, and other craftsmen west of Chechnya, only a decade after Russia violently absorbed the region into its empire. He kept detailed journals of his adventures, which today form a small part of his voluminous archive in the Library of Congress. Frith Maier has combined the diaries with selected letters and Kennan's published articles on the Caucasus to create a vivid narrative of his six-month odyssey.The journals have been organized into three parts. The first covers Kennan's journey to the Caucasus, a significant feat in itself. The second chronicles his expedition across the main Caucasus Ridge with the Georgian nobleman Prince Jorjadze. In the final part, Kennan circles back through the lands of Chechnya to slip once again into the Dagestan highlands.Kennan's remarkable curiosity and perception come through in this lively and accessible narrative, as does his humor at the challenges of his travels."
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
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1845-1924
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Kennan, George
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Maier, Frith
  • Waugh, Daniel Clarke
Series statement
Donald R. Ellegood International Publications
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  • Kennan, George
  • Kennan, George
  • Kennan, George
  • Caucasus
  • Russia
  • TRAVEL
  • Travel
  • Caucasus
  • Russia
  • Reisebericht
  • Kaukasusländer
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
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http://books.google.com/books?id=F1iXzFzdsh4C
Label
Vagabond life : the Caucasus journals of George Kennan, edited, with an introduction and afterword by Frith Maier ; with contributions by Daniel C. Waugh
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-252) 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
  • The Caucasus Writings of George Kennan
  • Journey to the Caucasus
  • Across the Main Caucasus Ridge, with Prince Jorjadze
  • Through the Lands of Chechnya to the Dagestan Highlands
Control code
ocn918854293
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 266 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295803364
Lccn
2002072783
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctf99w
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918854293
Label
Vagabond life : the Caucasus journals of George Kennan, edited, with an introduction and afterword by Frith Maier ; with contributions by Daniel C. Waugh
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-252) 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
  • The Caucasus Writings of George Kennan
  • Journey to the Caucasus
  • Across the Main Caucasus Ridge, with Prince Jorjadze
  • Through the Lands of Chechnya to the Dagestan Highlands
Control code
ocn918854293
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 266 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295803364
Lccn
2002072783
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctf99w
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918854293

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