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Readings in Russian Civilization Volume II

Imperial Russia, 1700-1917


2d edition
"This new and enlarged version of Readings in Russian Civilization is the result of fairly extensive revisions. There are now 72 instead of 64 items; 20 of the selections are new. The first volume has undergone the least change with 3 new items, of which 2 appear in English for the first time. In the second volume there are 6 new items; all of them appear in English for the first time. The third volume has undergone the greatest revision, with 11 new items, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. It is the editor’s hope that items left out in the new edition will not be sorely missed, and that the new selections will turn out to be useful and illuminating. The aim, throughout, has been to cover areas of knowledge and periods which had been neglected in the first edition, and to include topics which are important in the study of the Russian past and present.

"The bibliographical headnotes have been enlarged, with the result that there are now approximately twice as many entries as in the old edition. New citations include not only works which have appeared since 1963, but also older books and articles which have come to the editor’s attention."—From the Editor’s Preface

". . . a judicious combination of seminal works and more recent commentaries that achieves the editor’s purpose of stimulating curiosity and developing a point of view."—C. Bickford O’Brien, The Russian Review

"These three volumes cover quite well the main periods of Russian civilization. The choice of the articles and other material is made by a competent and unbiased scholar."—Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic Studies, University of Southern California

294 pages | 0.00 x 0.00 | © 1969

History: European History

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1. The Russian Primary Chronicle
2. Medieval Russian Laws
3. The Chronicle of Novgorod
4. The Dig at Novgorod by Valentine Yanine
5. Russian Epics
6. Feudalism in Russia by George Vernadsky; L. V. Cherepnin
7. The Kurbsky-Ivan the Terrible Correspondence
8. Ivan Grozny by Robert Wipper
9. The Debate in Ivan the Terrible in 1956
10. The Life of St. Sergius by St. Epiphanius
11. Avvakum’s Autobiography
12. The Russian Church Schism by Serge Zenkovsky
13. The Law Code of 1649
14. Muscovite-Western Commercial Relations
15. The Mongol Impact on Russia by George Vernadsky
16. The Frontier by B. H. Sumner
17. The Problem of Old Russian Culture by Georges Florovsky; Nikolay Andreyev; James Billington
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