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Southern and Eastern Polynesia

Volume 2 of Russia and the South Pacific, 1696-1840

by (author) Glynn Barratt

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2011
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2011
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1988
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The second volume in Glynn Barratt's projected quartet on the naval, scientific, and social activities of the Imperial Russian Navy in the South Pacific, this book describes Russian activities in New Zealand, the Austral Islands and Easter Island. These widely scattered areas were all visited by warships of the Russian navy and by companies of highly educated and observant officers and "gentlemen of science" in the early 1800's.

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

Barratt has made available fresh material on the Russian expeditions that will be of considerable interest to historians of maritime exploration.


His careful translations of personal journals make for fascinating reading in addition to their worth to ethnographers.

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