Historical and cultural problems of northern countries and regions № 4 (40), 2017
Historical and cultural problems
of northern countries and regions
The manuscript of Friedrich Plenisner about the history and ethnography
of indigenous peoples of the North-Eastern Asia in the XVIII century
Abstract. The article discusses the milestones of the biography and the stages of scientific-organizational activities of Friedrich Plenisner, a native of Courland, his entire life had served in Russia on different positions: from the corporal's Horse guards, Colonel and chief commander of the Okhotsk-Kamchatka region, head of several expeditions to collect ethnographic and historical datas on indigenous peoples of Chukotka and North America.
Keywords: Russian science of the XVIIIth century, academic expeditions, Friedrich Plenisner, Chukchi, Eskimos, ethnographic, historical, geographical materials.
1Bereznitsky Sergei Vasil'evich, Dr. Sci. (History), Professor, Department of ethnoculturology of the Institute of peoples of the North, leading researcher of the Department of history of Kunstkamera and the Russian science of the XVIII century (M. V. Lomonosov Museum). Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS. Stachek ave., 30, 198097, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
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