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Author Andreev, A. I. (Aleksandr Ivanovich), author.

Title The quest for forbidden lands : Nikolai Przhevalskii and his followers on Inner Asian tracks / Alexandre Andreyev, Mikhail Baskhanov, Tatiana Yusupova
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Series Eurasian studies library : history, societies & cultures in Eurasia, 1877-9484 ; volume 10
Contents Introduction: Into Inner Asia, in Search for the Unknown: The Russian Explorations and Explorers of the Region / Alexander I. Andreyev -- A Glimpse of History: Early Travelers in the 'Forbidden Lands' (From the 13th to the Mid-19th Century) -- The Imperial Russian Geographical Society, P.P. Semenov, and the Onset of Exploration of Inner Asia -- The IRGO -- War Ministry Cooperation. The 'Epic Era' of Przhevalskii's Expeditions -- Exploration and the Great Game -- Ethnographic Research and the 'Imperial Visions' -- The Final Stage of Explorations: The Academy of Sciences Taking the Lead -- Some Concluding Remarks -- Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalskii (1839-1888) / Alexander I. Andreyev -- Mikhail Vasil'ievich Pevtsov (1843-1902) / Mikhail K. Baskhanov -- Vsevolod Ivanovich Roborovskii (1856-1910) / Alexander I. Andreyev -- Pyotr Kuzmich Kozlov (1863-1935) / Alexander I. Andreyev, Tatiana I. Yusupova -- Bronislav Liudvigovich Grombchevskii (1855-1926) / Mikhail K. Baskhanov -- Grigorii Efimovich Grumm-Grzhimailo (1860-1936) / Tatiana I. Yusupova
Summary The Quest for Forbidden Lands: Nikolai Przhevalskii and his Followers on Inner Asian Tracks is a collection of biographical essays of outstanding Russian explorers of Inner Asia of the late nineteenth - early twentieth century, Nikolai Przhevalskii, Vsevolod Roborovskii, Mikhail Pevtsov, Petr Kozlov, Grigorii Grumm-Grzhimailo and Bronislav Grombchevskii, almost all senior army officers. Their expeditions were organized by the Imperial Russian Geographical Society with some assistance from the military department with a view of exploring and mapping the vast uncharted territories of Inner Asia, being the Western periphery of the Manchu-Chinese Empire. The journeys of these pioneers were a great success and gained world renown for their many discoveries and the valuable collections they brought from the region. Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT Przhevalʹskiĭ, Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich, 1839-1888.
Przhevalʹskiĭ, Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich, 1839-1888. fast (OCoLC)fst00155807
Subject Imperatorskoe russkoe geograficheskoe obshchestvo.
SUBJECT Imperatorskoe russkoe geograficheskoe obshchestvo. fast (OCoLC)fst00588122
Subject Explorers -- Russia -- Biography
Explorers -- Asia, Central -- Biography
TRAVEL -- Asia -- General.
Discoveries in geography -- Russian.
SUBJECT Asia, Central -- Discovery and exploration -- Russian
Subject Central Asia.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Baskhanov, M. K. (Mikhail Kazbekovich), author.
Yusupova, Tatiana, author
LC no. 2018040761
ISBN 9789004376267