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Govor, Elena

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Works: 27 works in 61 publications in 3 languages and 2,370 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Elena Govor
Twelve days at Nuku Hiva : Russian encounters and mutiny in the South Pacific by Elena Govor( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1803 two Russian ships, the Nadezhda and the Neva, set off on a round-the-world voyage to carry out scientific exploration and collect artifacts for Alexander I's ethnographic museum in St. Petersburg. Russia's strategic concerns in the north Pacific, however, led the Russian government to include as part of the expedition an embassy to Japan, headed by statesman Nikolai Rezanov, who was given authority over the ships' commanders without their knowledge. Between them the ships carried an ethnically and socially disparate group of men: Russian educated elite, German naturalists, Siberian merchants, Baltic naval officers, even Japanese passengers. Upon reaching Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas archipelago on May 7, 1804, and for the next twelve days, the naval officers revolted against Rezanov's command while complex crosscultural encounters between Russians and islanders occurred. Elena Govor recounts the voyage, reconstructing and exploring in depth the tumultuous events of the Russians' stay in Nuku Hiva; the course of the mutiny, its resolution and aftermath; and the extent and nature of the contact between Nuku Hivans and Russians. Govor draws directly on the writings of the participants themselves, many of whom left accounts of the voyage. Those by the ships' captains, Krusenstern and Lisiansky, and the naturalist George Langsdorff are well known, but here for the first time, their writings are juxtaposed with recently discovered textual and visual evidence by various members of the expedition in Russian, German, Japanese--and by the Nuku Hivans themselves. Two sailor-beachcombers, a Frenchman and an Englishman who acted as guides and interpreters, later contributed their own accounts, which feature the words and opinions of islanders. Govor also relies on a myth about the Russian visit recounted by Nuku Hivans to this day. With its unique polyphonic historical approach, Twelve Days at Nuku Hiva presents an innovative crosscultural ethnohistory that uncovers new approaches to--and understandings of--what took place on Nuku Hiva more than two hundred years ago
Russian Anzacs in Australian history by Elena Govor( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elena Govor has revealed a part of Australian cultural history that was, until now, silent. Extraordinarily, it was men born in the former Russian Empire that constituted the most numerous group in the First Australian Imperial Force, after those of Anglo or Celtic background. Almost 1000 Russian-born Anzacs, among whom were ethnic Russians and Baltic peoples, Jews, Finns, Ossetians and Germans." "Finding these men has been the fruit of monumental and painstaking research at the National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial. Here Elena Govor traces their stories from pre-revolutionary Russia through the devastation of war and its aftermath to the cultural diversity of modern-day Australia."--Jacket
My dark brother : the story of the Illins, a Russian-Aboriginal family by Elena Govor( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of Leandro and his family, from the birth of his father Nicholas - the passionate but impractical Dostoevskian intellectual - through to the present generation of Aboriginal leaders. Part biography, part history and part detective story, My Dark Brother is a book about an extraordinary family."--Jacket
Australia in the Russian mirror : changing perceptions, 1770-1919 by Elena Govor( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia in the Russian Mirror is a study of Russian images of Australia from 1770 to 1919. Elena Govor, a recent emigrant from the former Soviet Union and leading authority on Russian writings on Australia, has drawn on over 1700 sources to present a revealing study of Russians' perceptions of Australia from its earliest settlement to its development and emergence as a nation. Voices of Russian visitors, armchair writers and emigres weave together both to create and to refute 'the Australian legend'. The naval officers who visited Port Jackson in the early 1800s came from the well-educated Russian nobility. They praised the transportation of convicts to Australia and the efforts of the authorities to reform them. But Russian emigrant labourers arrested and deported for participating in the Red Flag Riots in Brisbane in 1919 painted a very different picture of Australia's hostile judicial system. How and why such diversity of perceptions has evolved makes Australia in the Russian Mirror compelling reading
Rossiĭskie mori︠a︡ki i puteshestvenniki v Avstralii( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Russian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From St Petersburg to Port Jackson : Russian travellers' tales of Australia 1807-1912 by Kevin Windle( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliografii︠a︡ Avstralii, 1710-1983 by Elena Govor( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in Russian and Multiple languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiki : Marquesan art and the Krusenstern expedition( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Russian voyage of circumnavigation of 1803-1806, generally referred to as the Krusenstern expedition after its principal commander, visited the island of Nuku Hiva in May 1804. Over the twelve days the expedition spent at Nuku Hiva, its members collected hundreds of objects, over 200 of which can still be located today, scattered across a number of European museums. At the time of the expedition's arrival at Nuku Hiva, the Marquesans were at a critical moment of adaptation to new technologies including iron tools, and the collection is thus a rare and invaluable snapshot of a society on the brink of major social upheaval. Considered in this book for the first time as a whole, the Krusenstern expedition collection is the largest, broadest, and most well-documented among all early collections of Marquesan artefacts
Rossiĭskie mori︠a︡ki i puteshestvenniki v Avstralii( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Russian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliografija Avstralii : (1710-1983) by Elena Govor( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and Russian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falling stars : the story of Anzacs from Ukraine by Elena Govor( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian perceptions of Australia, 1788-1919 by Elena Govor( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vperedi--ogni : vospominanii︠a︡, ocherki by R Kabo( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Russian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian Anzacs by Elena Govor( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kogda mir byl shirok : Rossiĭskie mori︠a︡ki i puteshestvenniki v Avstralii : dokumenty, piśma, vospominanii︠a︡( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliografii︠a︡ Avstralii by Elena Govor( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belorusskie anzaki by Elena Govor( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

K istorii prebyvanii̲a̲ N.N. Mikluho-Maklai̲a̲ na i̲u̲ge Rossii by Elena Govor( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bibliografiâ Avstralii : 1710-1983 by Institut vostokovedenii︠a︡ (Rossiĭskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ nauk)( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My dark brother : the story of the Illins, a Russian-Aboriginal family by Elena Govor( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This fascinating historical biography traces the lives of a unique Australian Aboriginal family whose Russian ancestry can be traced back to the ancient Russian tsars, while their Aboriginal ancestors are descended from the Ngadjandi people of the Atherton Tableland
 
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Govor E. V.

Govor, E. V. (Elena Viktorovna)

Govor, Elena

Говор, Е. В.

Говор, Елена Викторовна 19..-...

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