The Russian Shores of the Black Sea in the Autumn of 1852: With a Voyage down the Volga, and a Tour through the Country of the Don Cossacks

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9781402182136: The Russian Shores of the Black Sea in the Autumn of 1852: With a Voyage down the Volga, and a Tour through the Country of the Don Cossacks

This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1854 edition by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London.

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This book is a narrative of the journey British writer Laurence Oliphant (1829-88) made to Russia as a young man. Its publication in 1853 coincided with the beginning of the Crimean War, turning the book into an immediate success. It remains an important resource for cultural and political historians.

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Laurence Oliphant (1829 1888) was a Scotch writer and traveler, Christian mystic, and active supporter of the return of the Jews to Israel. He traveled widely and, from 1865 to 1867, was a member of parliament. During the Russo-Turkish War (1878) he began to take an interest in the Holy Land and Jewish settlement there, in a blending of political, economical, and mystical religious considerations. Oliphant eventually settled in Haifa, where he engaged in religious and mystic contemplation. His writings include "Land of Gilead" (1880) and "Haifa, or Life in Modern Palestine" (1887).

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