An Entirely Different World

An Entirely Different World The Russian View Of The Cape As Represented In This Volume May Be UniqueDuring The Period In Question, Russia Had No Cultural, Political Or Economic Ties With South Africa Russians Saw The Cape Only As A Convenient Stopover En Route To The Far East, To Their Country S Distant Domains That Could Not Be Reached By Sea Otherwise The Cape Was One Of The Exotic Lands They Would Visit On Such Journeys, Their First And Only Introduction To The African ContinentAlthough Amazed And Perplexed By The Entirely Different World They Found Here, Russian Travellers Would Often Draw Unexpected Parallels Between Life In Their Motherland And The Realities Of The Cape ColonyThe Selections Include Memoirs Of Such Important Russian Personalities As Yuri Lisyansky, Vasily Golovnin, Ivan Goncharov And Konstantin Posyet Most Of The Texts Appear In English For The First Time

Boris Gorelik is a Russian writer and researcher based in Moscow Born in Sverdlovsk USSR , he received his MA in linguistics from the Moscow State University.In 2004, Gorelik was awarded with the Candidate of Sciences degree in history from the Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, for his research into the history of Russian immigration to South Africa.Gorelik authored a c

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  • Hardcover
  • 177 pages
  • An Entirely Different World
  • Boris Gorelik
  • English
  • 22 February 2017

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