Tagebucher 1803-1806: v. 2 - Die Erste Russiche Weltumsegelung (Studies in German Language & Literature No. 37b2)

Tagebucher 1803-1806: v. 2 - Die Erste Russiche Weltumsegelung (Studies in German Language & Literature No. 37b2)

By: Herman Ludwig Von Lowernstern (author)Hardback

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The transcription of Hermann Ludwig von Lowenstern's uncensored diaries (1793-1815) gives the modern reader a rare insight into the life of a Baltic German Russian naval officer at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. Lowenstern traveled the world from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and Black Seas, from Reval to Paris and back by way of Berlin (1793-1801), and from Kronstadt to Copenhagen, Falmouth, Tenerife, Brazil, Nuka Hiva, Kamchatka, Nagasaki, Canton, St. Helena, Scotland and back to Kronstadt (1803-1806), and finally to Archangelsk and the Crimea (1806-1815) before retiring to marry and run three estates in Estonia. Every human endeavor engaged his attention: a sailor's revolt in England; Russians rescuing Turkish sailors during race riots in Palermo; elegant balls attended by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton; Napoleon reviewing troops in Paris; Abbe Sicard lecturing at the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb; Japanese playing psychological games on the Russian Ambassador, Nikolai Petrovich Rezanov; "fresh meat" being secretly ferried to foreign ships in Canton; the bathhouses in Istanbul; the unbearable life in the swampy hellhole of Archangelsk; and the Crimean sect practicing castration. These diaries are also a treasure trove for students of languages since Lowenstern wrote as he spoke, that is, Baltic German with admixtures of other languages from around the world.

About Author

Dr. Victoria Joan Moessner is Professor of German at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has published a number of English translations of German voyage literature, including Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff's A Voyage around the World, 1803-1806 (Limestone press 1993) and The first Russian Voyage around the World: The Journal of Hermann Ludwig von Lowenstern, 1803-1806 (University of Alaska Press 2003). Her present research investigates the role of German scientists and Baltic German officers in Russian Service at the beginning of the nineteenth century.


11. Januar 1805; 12. Februar 1805; 13. Ankunft der Grossen Herren und Audienzen; 14. Abschied von Japan und Ruckkehr nach Kamtschatka; 15. Zweiter Aufenthalt auf Kamtschatka und Abschied von Rezanov; 16. Die Erforschung Sachalins; 17. Dritter Aufenthalt auf Kamtschatka; 18. Von Kamtschatka nach China, Macao und Kanton; 19. Von China nach St. Helena; 20. Von Sankt Helena nach Kronstadt, Orkney und Schettland Inseln Kopenhagen; Bibliographie; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773461307
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 386
  • ID: 9780773461307
  • ISBN10: 0773461302

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