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Antropologicheskij forum, 2016, no. 28

 

MIKLOUKHO-MACLAY: NEW LEGENDS

Dmitriy Orehov

St Petersburg Union of Writers
22 Zvenigorodskaya Str., St Petersburg, Russia
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Abstract: This is a critical review of D.D. Tumarkin’s monograph “The White Papuan” (Moscow, 2011), wherein an attempt to comprehensively summarize the life of an outstanding Russian scholar, N. N. Mikloukho-Maclay, is undertaken. This review suggests that the book is not free from factual mistakes: the history of the aristocratic family of the Mikloukhs is incorrectly described, and the explorer’s ancestry is misrepresented. Another serious flaw of the research is its ideological bias.

Keywords: the history of science, biography of N. N. Mikloukho-Maclay, the Mikloukhs family, ideological bias.

To cite: Orehov D., 'Novye legendy o Miklukho-Maklae' [Mikloukho-Maclay: New Legends], Antropologicheskij forum, 2016, no. 28, pp. 349–361.

URL: http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/files/pdf/028/orekhov.pdf