The diaries by Ivan Shemanovskiy were published in French
14:45 28 октября 2015
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Funds of the scientific library of the main museum of Yamal were replenished with the diaries written by Ivan Shemanovskiy and published in French under the title «Journal de Siberie».
The book was published this year in Geneva, the publishing house «Syrtes».
It was translated by employees of the National Institute of Oriental Language and Civilization (Paris) Catherine Le Roux and Eva Toulouze. The work on the book lasted during 7 years. Employees of the museum-exhibition complex of Shemanovskiy rendered active help in its preparation. In the introduction the scientists express gratitude to the whole collective of the establishment and Lyudmila Lipatova, Galina Polenova and Aleksey Mazurin for the given photos to illustrate the publication, the materials about life and work of the Obdorsk enlightener.
In his diaries father Irinarkh wrote about relations between parents and children of Ostyak and Samoyedic people, the Obdorsk Fair and shortage in missioners. He was thinking whether to open the retail sale of alcohol in the town, whether the school contributes to extinction (disappearance) of nomads. He asked the question whether the museum and the library would stay after his departure. As Catherine Le Roux notes, it was difficult but interesting to work. For her Shemanovskiy became a discovery. An ethnographer, a missioner, a person with bright mind, big will and contradictory character, he does not conceal his emotions, even when suffering, he writes about it. Thanks to him, she discovered nature of the North, its people, their identity. She wanted to acquaint European readers with this interesting person and this amazing land.
As the specialist on public relations of the information and analytical office of the regional museum Irina Kitayeva says to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press», one more edition in French received in the scientific library is the scientific magazine «Slovo». It is published in the National Institute of Oriental Language and Civilization. An article by the senior researcher of the sector of new and newest history at the museum and exhibition complex Lyudmila Lipatova about Christianization in the Ob North was published in it.