A Tour of Russia, Siberia, and the Crimea, 1792-1794: The Diary of His Travels (Russian Through European Eyes Series No. 11)

By: Parkinson, John; Collier, William

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First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1971 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 280 pp. 8vo. Includes a map of the journey and reproductions of prints brought back by Parkinson from his tour. The first publication of the diary of John Parkinson, an Oxford don accompanying Edward Wilbraham-Bootle to Russia. Written in the late 18th century, it was discovered in a Lincolnshire country house over 150 years later. From St. Petersburg and Moscow they went to western Siberia, Astrakhan, the northern Caucasus, the Crimea and Ukraine. They experienced living conditions among the peasantry, and also met most of the prominent Russians of the time, including Catherine's ministers, her Italian architect Quarenghi, Counts Stroganov and Razumovsky, Archbishop Platon and the celebrated blue-stocking Princess Dashkova. They saw the foreign trading communities, a mining town in the Urals, Moravian settlers on the Volga, nomadic Buddhist Kalmyks, Circassian tribes, the palace of Bakchiserai and the great Troitskaya monastery. The tour took place against a background of major political events. In Stockholm they heard details of the recent assassination of Gustavus III; in St. Petersburg they saw Russian reaction to the French Revolution and learnt of the schemes afoot to dismember Poland. The great massacre of the Russian garrison by the people of Warsaw was described to Parkinson by an eyewitness.

Title: A Tour of Russia, Siberia, and the Crimea, 1792-1794: The Diary of His Travels (Russian Through European Eyes Series No. 11)

Author: Parkinson, John; Collier, William

Categories: Europe, Asia, Russian, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd.: 1971

ISBN Number: 0714625973

ISBN Number 13: 9780714625973

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2289763

Keywords: TRAVEL RUSSIA RUSSIAN SIBERIA SIBERIAN CRIMEA CRIMEAN DIARY JOURNAL JOURNEY JOHN PARKINSON,