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Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Alaskan Connection

Coming out in July of this year is an anthropological history of some of the earliest encounters with Orthodoxy on this continent: Sergei Kan, Memory Eternal: Tlingit Culture and Russian Orthodox Christianity through Two Centuries (University of Washington Press, 2014), 696pp.

About this book the publisher tells us:
In Memory Eternal, Sergei Kan combines anthropology and history, anecdote and theory to portray the encounter between the Tlingit Indians and the Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska in the late 1700s and to analyze the indigenous Orthodoxy that developed over the next 200 years. Sergei Kan is professor of anthropology and Native American studies at Dartmouth College.

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