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Letters from the Cape of Good Hope

Appolon Davidson
2017
In Russian
Number of pages: 352
ISBN: 978-5-7598-1204-3
The Cape of Good Hope used to be called “The Tavern of the Seas”, a waypointon the route followed by ships from Europe to the Far East. For Russian ships it was a route from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok and Russian America. Why would South Africa attract us now a days? Why is it important to know what is going on in this faroff land? The author lived there for several years in the 1990s. At that time South Africa was going through a turning point in its history, and he tried to understand the meaning of this country’s experience for the rest of the world.
The book is intended for historians, political scientists, specialists in cultural studies, graduate and undergraduate students as well as those interested in the history of South Africa.
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