Crimea Through The Eyes Of Travelers: Kefe Of 1800 In The Notes Of Edward Clarke

Edward Daniel Clarke was one of many Europeans to visit Crimea in the first wave after 1783. They then considered the peninsula either as some mysterious fragment of the exotic East, or, in the case of more enterprising guests, as an object for colonization – in both the first and second cases, impressions of Crimea were distorted to please the audience. The notes of Edward Clark are all the more valuable – being a naturalist, he was more interested in local insects and minerals, and in everything that related to the daily life of the local population, Clark remained, if not completely impartial, but relatively objective. What the city of Kefe looked like to him at the turn of the 18th–19th centuries – see our video.