Imperiia: a spatial history of the Russian EmpireMain MenuAboutDashboardsData CatalogMapStoriesGalleriesGamesWho said history was boring?Map ShelfTeach Our ContentCiting the ProjectKelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5The Imperiia Project // Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Topographical Descriptions & Travel Accounts
12018-11-20T23:30:38-05:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f592plain2020-12-16T11:35:09-05:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5Obsessive narrative description of new territories was a crucial aspect of empire building. Coastlines, estuaries, mountain ranges, deserts, forests, islands—the trained eyes of men of science described them in travel accounts and expedition reports in exhaustive detail, with an eye for sources of wealth and prestige.
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