Re: Miklukho-Maklai

Greg Finnegan (finnegan@HUSC.HARVARD.EDU)
Tue, 28 May 1996 11:54:36 -0500

In re the following query
>Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 14:42:19 GMT+0200
>From: Dr H C Pauw <ANAHCP@UPE.AC.ZA>
>Subject: Dr Miklucho Maklay - Russian Anthropologist

>Is anyone perhaps aware of anything published by Maklay? If he=
>publish something about his views and research, it seems =8Athat=
more should be
>made of it - at
>least by way of reference within the history of Anthropology. This
>is pre-Malinowskian stuff!

There are a variety of transliterations of this pioneer ethnographer's
name. The one 'established' as standard for US library practice=
by the
Library of Congress is:

Miklukho-Maklai, Nikolai Nikolaevich, 1846-1888

There are a number of works about him, mostly, but not entirely,=
Russian. A brief entry with citations to his major works and works=
him may be found, under Miklukho-Maklai, N.N. (Nikolai Nikolaevich)=
the terminal 'i' in each case has a diacritic) on pp. 476-7 of the
Library-Anthropology Resource Group's INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF
ANTHROPOLOGISTS, Christopher Winters, General Editor (Garland, 1991.)=
There was a collected works in Russian published in 1950-54, in 5=
vols. in
6 parts. Progress Publishers in Moscow put out, in 1982, a translation=
his most specifically 'pre-Malinowski' work: TRAVELS TO NEW GUINEA:=
DIARIES, LETTERS, DOCUMENTS, by (their transliteration) N. Miklouho-Maclay.
It's 518pp. On the basis of that, the fact that a major Soviet
anthropological research institute was named for him, and the following
citations, it would seem that while he may not occupy a position=
to Boas or Malinowski in the history of the field, and of fieldwork=
as a
method, he's not without recogniton and study either.

A few of the works about him, in English and French:

M.A. Czaplicka. 1914. "The Life and Work of N.N. Miklukho-Maklay,"=
MAN (o.s.) XIV:198-200.

Vera Sokoloff & Jean-Paul Faivre. 1947 "Mikloukho-Maklai (1846-1888):=
l'occasion du centenaire de la naissance. SOCIETE DES OCEANISTES,=

D. Tumarkin. 1982 "Miklouho-Maclay: 19th Century Russian anthropologist
and humanist. London: RAIN 51: 4-7.

Peter Worsley. 1952. "N.N. Mikloukho-Maclay, pioneer of Pacific
anthropology." OCEANIA 22: 307-314.

YEAR: 1991
AUTHOR: Stocking, George W. Jr.
TITLE: Maclay, Kubary, Malinowski: archetypes from the dreamtime=
PUBLISHED IN: Colonial Situations: Essays on the Contextualization=
Ethnographic Knowledge 1991, pp. 9-74.

Tumarkin, D. D.
TITLE: Nikolai Miklouho: Maclay and Easter Island.
PUBLISHED IN: Pacific Studies v. 13, no. 2, 1990. pp. 103-117.

YEAR: 1984
AUTHOR: Webster, E. M. (Elsie May)
TITLE: The moon man: a biography of Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay.
PUB. INFO: Berkeley: University of California Press, c1984.
DESCRIPTION: xxv, 421 p., [44] p. of plates: ill.; 25 cm.
OTES: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 389-405.
NUMBERS: ISBN 0520054350

YEAR: 1982
AUTHOR: Putilov, Boris Nikolaevich.
TITLE: Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay: traveller, scientist, and humanist.
PUB. INFO: Moscow: Progress, c1982.
DESCRIPTION: 239 p.: ill.; 21 cm.
NOTES: Nikolai Nikolaevich Miklukho-Maklai. Translation of: Nikolai
Nikolaevich Miklukho-Maklai. Bibliography: p. 239.

MYKLUKHO-MAKLAY). Newport, Australia: Lastivka. 104 pp.

There's an account of the Soviet institute named for him:

K.V. Cistov. 1985. "The 50th Anniversary of the Ethnographic Insitute=
N.N. Miklucho-Maklay at the Academy of Science of the USSR." ETHNOLOGICA
SLAVICA, XVII: 125-134.

Gregory A. Finnegan, PhD
Associate Librarian for Public Services
and Head of Reference
Tozzer Library
Harvard University
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"=8Ahave mercy on us all --Presbyterians and Pagans alike -- for=
we are all
somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending."=
MOBY-DICK, chapter 17.