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15 August 2007

PUBL.- Historical Atlas of the Altai Region (in Russian)

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PUBL.- Historical Atlas of the Altai Region (in Russian)

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Publication: Borodaev V. B., Kontev A. V. THE HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE
ALTAI REGION. Cartographic materials on the history of the Ob and
Irtysh rivers upper reaches (from antiquity to the turn of 21st c.). 2nd
edition, corrected and added. Barnaul, "Azbuka" Publishers, 2007. -
216 pp., Hard-covered and published on art paper, with about 150 color
and black-white maps and illustrations. In Russian, with English
summary and content. ISBN 978-5-93957-198-2

The Historical Atlas of the Altai region is most recent book of two
talented scholars, both working at Barnaul State Pedagogical
University: Vadim B. Borodaev - research associate of the Center for
Lore History, and Dr Arkady V. Kontev, deputy head of the department
of Russian history. They are successfully co-authored several books on
the history of town/city Barnaul (including note-book for high
schools) and published individually and in tandem numerous articles on
the history of mining, gold industrial production in Altai, the
history of Western (primarily German and other West European)
scholarship on Altai and the whole Siberia.

The Historical Atlas is the first publication in which the history of
Western Siberia is represented through the use of various cartographic
materials of a broad chronological spectrum. The authors have
collected and generalized graphic sources accumulated by numerous
generations of Russian and West European cartographers. An attempt is
made in the book to show the Altai region as part of a wider
historic-geographical space. This well-illustrated book is designed
for qualified readers as well broad audience taking an interest in the
history of Western Siberia and the Altai region. It can be used as a
text book in high schools and universities for studying historical
geography and other relate fields.


The authors address
General geographic overview
The Western Siberian plain and the Altai mountains
Rivers and mountains of Western Siberia on Ancient and Middle Age maps
Unknown lands. Mountains and plains of Northern Asia on ancient maps
Muslim geography. Northern Asia on the maps of 11th-12th centuries
Mongolian sources about Altai and Siberia of 13 c.
Siberia on 15th c. maps
The first acquaintance of Russians with the Ob and the Irtysh rivers
(14th-15th c.)
Ptolomey's comeback (the middle of 14th-early 16th c.)
Northern Asia on Ptolomey's view (16th c.)
The Ob river on the map of Anthony Weed (1542)
The Ob upper reaches on the map of Sigizmund Gerberstein (1546)
The Ob riverhead on the map of Antony Jenkinson (1562)
The Ob on the map of Gerard Mercator (1594)
The Ob and the Irtysh on West European maps of the 1st half of 17th c.

The Ob an Irtysh upper reaches on Russian and West European maps of 17th c.
Russia's annexation of Western Siberia in the 2nd half of 16th-early 17th c.
The first Russian map of Siberia (1667)
Ethnic mapping of Western Siberia peoples in the middle of 17th c.
The Ob upper reaches on the map of Semeyon Remesov (the end of 17th c.)
The Boronour river on the maps of Semyon Remesov (the end of 17th c.)
"The Great Ridge Altai"
Western Siberia and the Altai mountains on the 2nd half of 17th c.
European maps

Kolyvano-Voskresensk mining department on 18th c. Russian maps
The southern part of Western Siberia in the turn of 17th-18th c.
Russia's annexation of the Ob upper reaches in the 1710s
The Ob and Irtysh upper reaches on the map of Philipp Johann
Strahlenberg (1730)
The beginning of Russian industrial exploitation of ore deposits in
Altai in the 1720s
The district of Kolyvano-Voskresensk works in 1735-1737
The Ob and Irtysh upper reaches on the first printed "Russian Atlas" (1745)
The discovery of precious metals in the Altai ores (1743-1744)
Brigadier Beyer's commission (1745)
Barnaul works and Barnaul fortress in 1752
Russian fortresses in the Ob and Irtysh upper reaches (middle-2nd half
of 18th c.)
Academician P. S. Pallase's travels in 1771
The first historical and ethnographic map of Siberia (1774)
Administrative-territorial composition of Western Siberia in the 2nd
half of the 18th c.
Mining and metallurgical industrial works in the 2nd half of 18th c.

Kolyvano-Vosckresensk mining department and the Altai mining district
on 18th c. maps
Tomsk province in early 19th c.
Tomsk province after the administrative reform 1822-24
The mining industry town Barnaul
The exploration of Altai in the 1st half of 19th c.
The ore-mining and metallurgical works of the Emperor's Cabinet in 19th c.
The first printed map of the Altai mining district (1868)
The trading fairs network and main roads in the southern part of Tomsk
province in the 2nd half of 19th c.
Chuysky highway - the trading route to Mongolia (the 2nd half of 19th c.)
Tomsk province in late 19th c.
The Altai district at the end of 19th c.

The territory of the Altai region on the 1st half of 20th c. maps
Novo-Nikolaevsk - a new town of the Altai district (the turn of 19th-20th c.)
Land relations in the Altai district in 1906-1915
The town Barnaul at early 20th c.
The Altai district 1918
The Altai province 1919
The Altai province 1920-1921
The Altai province 1922-early 1925
The southern part of Western Siberia 1925
The Siberian region (1925-1930)
The West Siberian region (1930-1937)
The making of the Altai region (September 1937)
The population of the Altai region 1937
Oirotya Autonomous Oblast 1938
Administrative composition of the Altai region 1939

The Altai region on the maps of the 2nd half of 20th-early 21st c.
Sovkhozi (state farms) of the Altai region (1961)
Land tenure in the Altai region (1973)
The Altai region at the end of 20th c.
The "Siberian Accord" and the Siberian Federal District
The contribution of "Sibsotsbank" to the economic development of the
Altai region

Notes and appendices
References to published illustrations
Names index
Text geographical index


All requests and orders (preferably in Russian or French) should be sent to:

The Laboratory of Lore History
Barnaul State Pedagogical University
Molodezhnaya street 55
Barnaul 656031
Tel: +7 3852 388441
Fax: +7 3852 260836
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