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The stolen prince : Gannibal, adopted son of Peter the Great, great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, and Europe's first black intellectual

Author: Hugh Barnes
Publisher: New York : ECCO, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Revealing lost documents and new clues, this hybrid of travelogue and detective story reconstructs the extraordinary life of Gannibal, the adopted son of Peter the Great, great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, and Europe's first black intellectual. Barnes, a journalist and Russian specialist, offers a detailed history of this extraordinary Russian, recounting his many adventures and accomplishments, and tracing his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Abram Petrovich Gannibal; Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin; Abram Petrovich Gannibal; Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Barnes
ISBN: 0066212650 9780066212654
OCLC Number: 62282404
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2005 as Gannibal : the Moor of Petersburg, by Profile Books"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Hermitage --
The Mask of blackness --
Prince of Abissinia --
Jihad --
The Elephant man --
Sublime port --
Escape from the Seraglio --
Old muscovy --
Baptism of fire --
Peter's paradise --
Secret sharer --
Negre du Czar --
Man of parts --
Regime change --
The Arab of Siberia --
Fortress mentality --
The Othello music --
Unmoored --
Death of a Philosophe.
Other Titles: Gannibal
Gannibal, adopted son of Peter the Great, great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, and Europe's first black intellectual
Responsibility: Hugh Barnes.
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Revealing lost documents and new clues, this hybrid of travelogue and detective story reconstructs the extraordinary life of Gannibal, the adopted son of Peter the Great, great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, and Europe's first black intellectual. Barnes, a journalist and Russian specialist, offers a detailed history of this extraordinary Russian, recounting his many adventures and accomplishments, and tracing his lineage through Pushkin and England's Mountbatten family.

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