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Oliphant, Laurence 1829-1888

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Works: 331 works in 1,079 publications in 6 languages and 8,297 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Other, Arranger
Classifications: DS760, 915.1033
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Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan, in the years 1857, '58, '59 by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

55 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, private secretary to Lord Elgin, gives a history of the Special Mission to China and Japan which extends over two years. Placed in the form of a personal narrative it records their experiences in those empires.--Amazon.com
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 by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

31 editions published between 1853 and 2012 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British diplomat and writer Laurence Oliphant (1829-88) was the author of travel diaries and novels, including the very successful Piccadilly (1870). A keen traveller, he worked as a correspondent for The Times during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1) and served as Secretary to British Diplomat Lord Elgin in Canada, China and Japan. This book is a narrative of the journey Oliphant made to Russia as a young man, with his friend Oswald Smith. Its publication in 1853 coincided with the beginning of the Crimean War, turning the book into an immediate success. From the splendour of mid-nineteenth-century St Petersburg, to the annexation of the Crimea, and the international consequences of Russian foreign policy for Europe, this illustrated book is also full of witty anecdotes and captivating descriptions. Very influential in its time, it remains an important resource for cultural and political historians
Minnesota and the far West by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

35 editions published between 1855 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurence Oliphant (1829-88) was a much-travelled British diplomat and writer. In the mid-nineteenth century, between two stints in the Caucasus, he spent several years in North America, helped Lord Elgin negotiate a trade treaty between Canada and the US, and was for a time Superintendent-General for Indian Affairs in Canada. In this book, first published in 1855, Oliphant expresses his enthusiasm for the rapid development in the American West that was being driven by industry and commerce. He documents a fact-finding journey around the Great Lakes region, travelling on the new railway and adventurously taking a bark canoe down rapids and across portages. From picnics, dances and sleigh rides to mining, forest clearance and land speculation, Oliphant conveys a vivid picture of the opportunities and hardships of the frontier society. He focuses in detail on the Native Americans he encountered, their customs, skills, way of life and future prospects
Piccadilly : a fragment of contemporary biography by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

31 editions published between 1870 and 2011 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haifa : or, Life in modern Palestine by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

23 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and Hebrew and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land of Gilead : with excursions in the Lebanon by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

19 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elgin's mission to China and Japan by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

6 editions published between 1859 and 1970 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to Katmandu (the capital of Nepaul) with the camp of Jung Bahadoor; including a sketch of the Nepaulese ambassador at home by Laurence Oliphant( )

24 editions published between 1852 and 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight--her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay? Not Gay thrusts deep into a world where straight guy-on-guy action is not a myth but a reality: there's fraternity and military hazing rituals, where new recruits are made to grab each other's penises and stick fingers up their fellow members' anuses; online personal ads, where straight men seek other straight men to masturbate with; and, last but not least, the long and clandestine history of straight men frequenting public restrooms for sexual encounters with other men. For Jane Ward, these sexual practices reveal a unique social space where straight white men can--and do--have sex with other straight white men; in fact, she argues, to do so reaffirms rather than challenges their gender and racial identity. Ward illustrates that sex between straight white men allows them to leverage whiteness and masculinity to authenticate their heterosexuality in the context of sex with men. By understanding their same-sex sexual practice as meaningless, accidental, or even necessary, straight white men can perform homosexual contact in heterosexual ways. These sex acts are not slippages into a queer way of being or expressions of a desired but unarticulated gay identity. Instead, Ward argues, they reveal the fluidity and complexity that characterizes all human sexual desire. In the end, Ward's analysis offers a new way to think about heterosexuality--not as the opposite or absence of homosexuality, but as its own unique mode of engaging in homosexual sex, a mode characterized by pretense, dis-identification and racial and heterosexual privilege. Daring, insightful, and brimming with wit, Not Gay is a fascinating new take on the complexities of heterosexuality in the modern era."--Publisher description
Patriots and filibusters, or, Incidents of political and exploratory travel by Laurence Oliphant( )

10 editions published between 1860 and 2015 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of his first trip in the Circassia and his travels through the southern states of America. --Dict. nat. biog., vol. XLII
Altiora peto by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

38 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the present state of political parties in America by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

12 editions published between 1866 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the Jordan; being an exploration and survey of part of Hauran and Jaulan by Gottlieb Schumacher( Book )

15 editions published between 1886 and 1973 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottlieb Schumacher (1857-1925) was an American-born German civil engineer, architect and archaeologist who was influential in the early archaeological explorations of Palestine. His parents were members of the Temple Association, a Protestant group who emigrated to Haifa in 1869. After studying engineering in Stuttgart between 1876 and 1881, Schumacher returned to Haifa and assumed a leading role in surveying and construction in the region. First published in 1886 for the Palestine Exploration Fund, this volume contains the results of the first survey of the Haurân region conducted by Schumacher in preparation for the construction of the Damascus-Haifa railway. Considered one of Schumacher's most important surveys, it describes the archaeological remains, geology and contemporary villages of this region in great detail. Accounts of this area by the British traveller Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888) and the scholar Guy Le Strange (1854-1933) are also included in this volume
Scientific religion; or, Higher possibilities of life and practice through the operation of natural forces by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

17 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan, in the years 1857, 1858, 1859 by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian shores of the Black Sea by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

9 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal suffrage and Napoleon the Third by Laurence Oliphant( )

5 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trans-Caucasian campaign of the Turkish army under Omer Pasha; a personal narrative by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

10 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land of Khemi. Up and down the middle Nile by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

17 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erugin Kyō kennichi shisetsuroku by Laurence Oliphant( )

25 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes in a life of adventure, or, Moss from a rolling stone by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

27 editions published between 1837 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Minnesota and the far West
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Minnesota and the far WestThe Russian shores of the Black SeaWhen a stone begins to roll : notes of an adventurer, diplomat and mystic : extracts from Episodes in a life of adventure
Alternative Names
Laurence Oliphant britischer Abenteurer, Reiseschriftsteller, Diplomat und Okkultist

Laurence Oliphant British author, traveller, diplomat and Christian mystic

Laurence Oliphant Brits journalist (1829-1888)

Laurence Oliphant politicien britannique

Olifanṭ, Lorens

Olifanṭ, Lorens 1829-1888

Oliphant, L.

Oliphant, L. 1829-1888

Oliphant, Laurence

Oliphant, Lawrence.

Oliphant, Lawrence 1829-1888

Oliphant, Lorenzo

Oliphant, Lorenzo 1829-1888

Oliphant Wawrzyniec

Woodbine.

Woodbine 1829-1888

Олифант, Лоренс

אוליפנט, לורנס 1829-1888 .‬

אליפאנט, לורנס 1829-1888

אליפהאנט, אליפהאנט

לורנס אוליפנט

לורנס אוליפנט סופר בריטי

أوليفانت، لورنس، 1829-1888

لورنس أوليفانت

ლოურენს ოლიფანტი

로렌스 올리펀트

オリファント, ローレンス

ローレンス・オリファント

俄理范

柯獵焚

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