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Melanesia and the Western Polynesian Fringe

Volume 3 of Russia and the South Pacific, 1696-1840

by (author) Glynn Barratt

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1990
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1990
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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

Contributor Notes

Glynn Barratt is a professor of Russian at Carleton University and the author of many books on Russia's naval and diplomatic history.

Editorial Reviews

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

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