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Olearius, Adam


(also Adam Ölschläger). Born Aug. 16, 1603, in Saxony; died Feb. 23, 1671, in Gottorp, Schleswig. German scholar.

Olearius studied at the University of Leipzig, where he later taught. He served as court mathematician and librarian for the Duke of Holstein. He knew Russian and Arabic. In 1633–34, Olearius visited Russia as a member of the Schleswig-Holstein embassy; he traveled in Iran during a journey that lasted from 1635 to 1639. In 1639 he settled in Gottorp. In 1643, Olearius began editing the diaries of his journeys, which were later published in German in Schleswig in 1647.

Olearius’ works provide information about the geography and history of Russia and about the peoples who lived there, their settlements, and their customs and mores. His works contain many maps and drawings. He published a German translation of works by Persian and Arab poets, including Saadi’s Gulistan (The Rose Garden), in 1654.


Opisanie puteshestviia v Moskoviiu i cherez Moskoviiu v Persiiu i obratno. St. Petersburg, 1906.


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une version beaucoup plus osee et evidemment beaucoup plus intuitive et ciblee que celle de Olearius, la premiere traduction integrale de cette petite oeuvre de Philostrate: Scientia valens, te usu etiam valere ostendisti, sapientiam tuam rerum quoque opportunitati habens accommodatam (bien plus confuse et opaque que celle de Mariner).
Olearius was the secretary of Holstein (Gottorp) in Germany and he came to court of Shah Suleiman Safavid King along with a delegation from Holstein in order to expand political and commercial relations and during his residing in Iran, he has expressed exactly and exhaustively what he had seen in Iran and after returning to Germany, he has written his log book and published it in 1654 [3].
The map originates from a travel book, Relation du voyage d'Adam Olearius en Moscovie, Tartarie et Perse, by a German mathematician Adam Olearius.
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Mas cuando se detecta tambien durante epoca imperial una asociacion de diversos mercatores a dedicaciones de tipo agroganadero que se muestra abiertamente y sin reparos, motivado quizas en parte por la rectitud moral que sugiere el trabajo de la tierra y el garantizar el abastecimiento de productos agroalimentarios derivados a la poblacion: mercator olearius (CIL VI, I620), mercatores pecuariorum (CIL I, 1130 = CIL XIV, 2878), mercatores frumentarii (cil XIV, 4620-4622), mercator bovarius (CIL VI, 37805) (apud Garcia Brosa, 1999: 182, n.
12) Moreover, though his personal library contained detailed travel accounts and descriptions of Muscovy such as that of Olearius and others, it seems to have been lacking the two greatest French language sources on seventeenth century Ukraine, the Description d'Ukraine qui sont plusieurs provinces du Royaume de Pologne (1651) by Guillaume le Vasseur, Sieur de Beauplan, and the Histoire de la guerre des Cosaques contre la Pologne (1663) by Pierre Chevalier.
The Travels of Olearius in 17th-Century Russia (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1967), 195.
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