This is the third of four volumes on the naval, scientific, and social activities of the Imperial Russian Navy in the South Pacific. In this book, Glynn Barratt focuses on the voyages that touched on Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides), Fiji, Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands), and Anuta.
About the author
Glynn Barratt is a professor of Russian at Carleton University and the author of many books on Russia's naval and diplomatic history.
Professor Barratt is to be congratulated on his detailed research in Russian archives which has resulted in giving the nineteenth century Russian navigators, covered by this volume, their rightful place in the exploration of the Pacific.
The Mariner's Mirror
An outstanding contribution to the previously neglected subject of Russian activity in the South Pacific. Strongly recommended for specialists.
A mine of information, as well as evidence of documentation used in this study, for future research by ethnohistorians, cultural historians, and others.
The International History Review
Other titles by Glynn Barratt
Southern and Eastern Polynesia
Volume 2 of Russia and the South Pacific, 1696-1840
Russian Shadows on the British Northwest Coast of North America, 1810-1890
A Study of Rejection of Defence Responsibilities
The Russians and Australia
Volume 1 of Russia and the South Pacific, 1696-1840
The Tuamotu Islands and Tahiti
Volume 4 of Russia and the South Pacific, 1696-1840
Russia in Pacific Waters, 1715-1825
A Survey of the Origins of Russia's Naval Presence in the North and South Pacific
Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand
The Traditional European Records, 1820