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The Russian Empire in the Eighteenth Century: Searching for a Place in the World

By Kamenskii, Aleksandr B.

Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1997. Hardcover. VG+ (museum label inside front cover). Green boards with black lettering on front cover and spine, 307 pp, bw illustrations. Russia's eighteenth-century drive toward modernity and empire under the two "greats"--Peter I and Catherine II - is fully captured in this new work by one of Russia's outstanding young historians. Kamenskii develops three themes: Russia's encounter with European civilization; the transformation of "Holy Russia" into a multinational empire; and the effects of efforts from above to modernize Russia selectively along Western lines. Writing in a clear, crisp style, the author enlivens his narrative with observations from contemporary literary figures and political commentators that illuminate the significance of the events he describes. In preparing this first history of eighteenth-century Russia to be written in many years, Kamenskii has drawn on the work of several generations of historians from many nations. His goal - gracefully achieved - has been to produce a readable, one-volume synthesis revealing the events and processes that were of greatest importance in transforming Russia into one of the world's most lasting empires. Includes bibliographical references and index.

$30.00

The Petrine Revolution in Russian Imagery
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The Petrine Revolution in Russian Imagery

By Cracraft, James

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. Hardcover. VG- (large museum label on dust jacket front, slight bumping to corners, interior is VG- clean and tight). Navy cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, illustrated dust jacket, 375 pp, illustrated in bw and color illustrations. "The Petrine Revolution in Russian Imagery is the second volume of James Cracraft's comprehensive study of the cultural revolution engineered in Russia by Peter the Great. Throughout the study, Cracraft explores how medieval Muscovy became modern Russia, and situates the Petrine revolution in Russian visual and verbal culture in its wider political, economic, and social settings." "In this second volume, Cracraft considers the impact of Peter's intensive program of Europeanization on the visual arts, and shows how modern forms of imagery come into being in Russia along with allied techniques of image-making."--Jacket, Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-366) and index.

$60.00

The Petrine Revolution in Russian Imagery
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The Petrine Revolution in Russian Imagery

By Cracraft, James

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. Hardcover. VG (museum library label inside front cover and small label on spine). Navy cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, illustrated dust jacket, 375 pp, illustrated in bw and color illustrations. "The Petrine Revolution in Russian Imagery is the second volume of James Cracraft's comprehensive study of the cultural revolution engineered in Russia by Peter the Great. Throughout the study, Cracraft explores how medieval Muscovy became modern Russia, and situates the Petrine revolution in Russian visual and verbal culture in its wider political, economic, and social settings." "In this second volume, Cracraft considers the impact of Peter's intensive program of Europeanization on the visual arts, and shows how modern forms of imagery come into being in Russia along with allied techniques of image-making."--Jacket, Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-366) and index.

$60.00

On the Corruption of Morals in Russia

By Lentin, A.

London: Cambridge University Press, 1969. Hardcover. VG/VG- ex-library copy with bookplate and call number label. light wear to edges and corners of dust jacket.. Blue cloth boards with navy spine label and gilt spine lettering. Blue and white paper dust jacket with yellow and white lettering. xiii, 339 pp. Text in English and Russian.

$25.00

The Rise of the Demidov Family and the Russian Iron Industry in the Eighteenth Century
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The Rise of the Demidov Family and the Russian Iron Industry in the Eighteenth Century

By Hudson, Hugh D.

Newtonville, MA: Oriental Research Partners, 1986. Hardcover. VG- ex-library copy with call numer label on spine and book plate.. Yellow boards with red lettering. ix, 166 pp. BW illustrations. Contents: Part I: The Rise of the Empire, Part II: Bureaucratization of Empire and Decline of Entrepreneurship.

$50.00

Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia
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Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia

By Lincoln. W. Bruce

Boulder: Basic Books, 2000. Hardcover. VG/VG. Brown and black boards with gilt spine lettering. Color-illustrated dust jacket wtith black lettering. viii, 419 pp. BW illustrations. For Russians, St. Petersburg has embodied power, heroism, and fortitude. It has encompassed all the things that the Russians are and that they hope to become. Opulence and artistic brilliance blended with images of suffering on a monumental scale make up the historic persona of the late W. Bruce Lincoln's lavish "biography" of this mysterious, complex city. Climate and comfort were not what Tsar Peter the Great had in mind when, in the spring of 1703, he decided to build a new capital in the muddy marshes of the Neva River delta. Located 500 miles below the Arctic Circle, this area, with its foul weather, bad water, and sodden soil, was so unattractive that only a handful of Finnish fisherman had ever settled there. Bathed in sunlight at midnight in the summer, it brooded in darkness at noon in the winter, and its canals froze solid at least five months out of every year. Yet to the Tsar, the place he named Sankt Pieter Burkh had the makings of a "paradise." His vision was soon borne out: though St. Petersburg was closer to London, Paris, and Vienna than to Russia's far-off eastern lands, it quickly became the political, cultural, and economic center of an empire that stretched across more than a dozen time zones and over three continents. In this book, revolutionaries and laborers brush shoulders with tsars, and builders, soldiers, and statesmen share pride of place with poets. For only the entire historical experience of this magnificent and mysterious city can reveal the wealth of human and natural forces that shaped the modern history of it and the nation it represents.

$15.00

A Dark Mirror: Romanov and Imperial Palace Library Materials int he Holdings of the New York Public Library
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A Dark Mirror: Romanov and Imperial Palace Library Materials int he Holdings of the New York Public Library

By Davis, Robert H., Marc Raeff, et al.

New York: Norman Ross Publishing, 1999. Hardcover. VG. Burgundy boards with gilt stamped lettering. xi, 310 pp. BW illustrations. Title and summary in Russian (Cyrillic type). Russian bibliography entries romanized. Slavic, Baltic, and Eurasian Resource Series.

$200.00

Russkii Voennyi Kostium: XVIII-nachala XX veka/Russian Military Uniforms: 18th to early 20th century
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Russkii Voennyi Kostium: XVIII-nachala XX veka/Russian Military Uniforms: 18th to early 20th century

By Glinka, V.M.

Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1988. Hardcover. VG-/VG- ex-library copy with bookplate and call number label on book and dj spines. light corner and edge wear to book and dj.. Forest green cloth boards with bronze stamped lettering. Glossy color-illustrated dust jacket with white lettering. 237 pp. Color and BW illustrations. Text in Russian with summary in English. Includes bibliographical references.

$100.00

Eighteenth-Century Russia: Society, Culture, Economy
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Eighteenth-Century Russia: Society, Culture, Economy

By Bartlett, Roger and Gabriela Lehmann-Carli (Editors)

Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2007. Hardcover. VG- ex-library copy with call number label on spine and bookplate. light corner bumping and edge wear.. White and BW-illustrated boards with magenta lettering. xi, 549 pp. Papers from the VII International Conference of the Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia, Wittenberg, 2004. Text in Russian and English.

$90.00

Grohochet Bal, Siyaet Bal... Svetskie Uveseleniya v Peterburge XVIII - Nachala XX Veka
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Grohochet Bal, Siyaet Bal... Svetskie Uveseleniya v Peterburge XVIII - Nachala XX Veka

By Karpenko, I.A.

Saint Petersburg: Gosudarstvennyi Muzei Istorii Sankt-Peterburga, 2014. Paperback. VG. Color-illustrated textured wraps with gilt lettering. 237 pp. Mainly color illustrations. Text in Russian. Catalogue of an exhibition.

$110.00

Russia, Women, Culture
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Russia, Women, Culture

By Goscilo, Helena and Beth Holmgren

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. Paperback. VG- light wear to edges and corners, minor scuffing to wraps. ex-library copy with bookplate and call number label.. Blue, black, and BW-illustrated wraps with yellow and black lettering. xiv, 386 pp. BW illustrations. This volume examines areas of cultural production that have offered Russian women new freedoms and have opened commercial and artistic possibilities to them since the 19th century. Key aspects of Russian culture that have been systematically ignored are foregrounded here: Russian women's development of "popular" culture and their ingenious reinventions of "high" literature. The essays analyze women's creativity of every type their products, performances, and collaborative exchanges in sites that range from the bath-house to the ballroom. -Jacket.

$15.00

Vek Prosveshcheniia: Le siecle des Lumieres, Vol. I.
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Vek Prosveshcheniia: Le siecle des Lumieres, Vol. I.

By Babaeva, Elizaveta E.

Moscow: Nauka, 2006. Hardcover. VG- bumping to corners and edges, ex-library copy with call number label on spine.. Blue boards with color illustration and white lettering. 651 pp. BW illustrations. Text in Russian.

$45.00

Russia in the Age of Peter the Great
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Russia in the Age of Peter the Great

By Hughes, Lindsey

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. Hardcover. VG-/VG- ex-library copy with call number label and bookplate. light corner/edge wear to book and dust jacket.. Forest green boards with gilt spine lettering. Glossy color-illustrated dust jacket with white lettering. "All of the important topics about the single individual who did more to affect the course of imperial Russian history than any other are covered here in remarkable detail: Peter the Great's establishment of Russia as a military power with his victory in the Great Northern War; his creation of the Table of Ranks, the basis of Russia's famous bureaucracy; his Westernization campaign. Hughes, a professor of Russian history at the University of London, leaves no stone unturned as she describes how Peter attempted to 'modernize' Russia." -FirstSearch.

$20.00

Beauty in Exile: The Artists, Models, and Nobility Who Fled the Russian Revolution and Influenced the World of Fashion
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Beauty in Exile: The Artists, Models, and Nobility Who Fled the Russian Revolution and Influenced the World of Fashion

By Vassilievm Alexandre

New York: Abrams, 2000. Hardcover. New.. Cream boards, BW-illustrated dust jacket wtih white, pink, and cream lettering. 480 pp. Illustrations. Trranslated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis and Anya Kucharev. "Russians fleeing from the chaos that followed the revolution of 1917 brought with them styles in fashion that led to a craze for Oriental and exotic clothing, decorated with pearls, silks, and embroidery, which influenced Western culture, not only in popular couture, but the costumes worn by performers at the ballet, modern dance and theater, all illustrated here in copious b&w reproductions. Fashion historian and costume and set designer Vasilliev narrates the history of the Russian emigration in Istanbul, Paris, Berlin, and the eastern Russian port of Harbin, before detailing, chapter by chapter, the fashion houses set up by TmigrTs, various cloth designers, Russian handicrafts, and Russian models from WWI into the 1950s." -Amazon.

$75.00

Russian Space History (Sale #6753)
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Russian Space History (Sale #6753)

By Sotheby's

New York: Sotheby's, 1996. Softcover. VG-. Light edge wear to covers. Library sticker on front cover.. Color-illustrated wraps, black spine with white lettering. Approx 300 pp. Numerous color and BW plates. Auction code 6753 "VOSTOK II." Describes 399 items from the Russian space program, from spacesuits to spy satellites! Many personal items from the cosmonauts included. Includes an addendum of a few stapled pages. A MUST-HAVE for fans of Russia and/or space exploration!

$35.00

Frozen Tombs of Siberia: the Pazyryk Burials of Iron Age Horsemen
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Frozen Tombs of Siberia: the Pazyryk Burials of Iron Age Horsemen

By Rudenko, Sergei I. and M. W. Thompson

Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1970. First English Edition. Hardcover. G (Ex-art library, with spine label and few interior marks; dj is torn in middle of front cover; both hinges are quite loose, suggesting at least one topple to the floor; pages are aging but nice; a possible candidate for rebinding.). Black cloth, brown and color illus. dust jacket in mylar cover, 340 text pp., plus 147 BW plates, 146 figures in text, 33 color plates. Originally published in Russian in 1953. "One of the most remarkable pieces of archaeology of this century. Unrelieved dryness or wetness can preserve wood, leather, or textiles, but in a limited area of the world -- Siberia and Mongolia -- constant freezing may have the same results. Among the ancient burials from that area the most spectacular remains to have survived are at Pazyryk in the Altai mountains of Western Siberia. They are about 2,500 years old, and even organic material was preserved by 'refrigeration' in virtually pristine condition." (dj) Reveals many fascinating finds.

$95.00

The Strategy of the World Revolution
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The Strategy of the World Revolution

By Trotsky, Leon

New York: The Militant Press (The Communist League of America), 1930. Original. Softcover. Contents clean and tight but with age toning to pages. Soiling to half title and last page. Covers torn and chipped at edges, spine but still intact.. Cream wraps withred vertical stripes and black lettering. 86 pp. with no illustrations. The classic by Trotsky. A critical commentary on the Draft programme drawn up by Bukharin and Stalin before the Sixth Congress of the Communist International. lt was sent to the Congress, but was never distributed to delegates or discussed. A copy, however, was secretly smuggled to the West by James Cannon and Maurice Spector. Features an introductions by Max Schachtman.

$28.00

Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
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Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy

By Smith, Douglas

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. Hardcover. VG- (Back flyleaf was torn out and back hinge is slightly loose, dj is corner clipped; otherwise clean.). Brown paper boards, gilt letters on spine, red & cream & illus. dust jacket, 464 pp., BW illus. "The first book to recount the history of the aristocracy caught up in the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin's Russia. Filled with chilling tales of looted palaces and burning estates, of desperate flights in the night from marauding peasants and Red Army soldiers, of imprisonment, exile, and execution, it is the story of how a centuries-old elite, famous for its glittering wealth, its service to the tsar and empire, and its promotion of art and culture, was dispossessed and destroyed along with the rest of old Russia. ... Chronicling the fate of two great aristocratic families -- the Sheremetevs and the Golitsyns -- it reveals how even in the darkest depths of the terror, daily life went on." (dj).

$20.00

Voices in Exile: The Decembrist Memoirs

By Barratt, Glynn

Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1974. Hardcover. A good general copy with no glaring wear but with lightly warped boards, a worn but protective dj, and foxing to page edges when closed. Internally very clean and tight.. Black cloth/boards with metallic red lettering. Color-illus. dj with black lettering. 380 pp. with 18 bw images and one map. Selections from the memoirs of 8 leading participants in the aborive insurrection of December 14, 1825 among the Russian upper classes against the Tsarist autocracy. The first extensive translation in any Western European language of the eye-witness accounts. Covers every stage, from the clandestine beginnings, through the ill-fated revolt, to the trial, imprisonment, and exile. Often seen as a preface to the Russian Revolution.

$15.00

Ruling Russia: Politics and Administration in the Age of Absolutism, 1762-1796

By LeDonne, John P.

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984. Hardcover. NF but with no dust jacket.. Orchid cloth/boards. Silver lettering on navy blue title block on spine. 410 pp. with occasional bw maps and other illustrations. Part of the Studies of the Harriman Institute series of Columbia University. Sections include The Setting, The Police, The Judiciary, Financial Administration, and The Administration of the Borderlands. With appendices, glossary, etc.

$15.00

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