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1 MAP: Russia in Europe: 1845 (2 sheets)

Black and white maps, printed on 18" x 24" paper. The set, Reproduction map of original
A pleasing example of German cartography, this 2-sheet map encompasses all of 19th century European Russia. Provinces are identified, as well as many small towns and villages. First issued by Adolph Stieler, this is one of the most useful 19th century maps of the area that we've seen.
Price: 12.95 USD



2 MAP: South-West Russia: 1860

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
This 1860 map by Keith Johnston shows Russia from the Gulf of Riga east to the Oka and Don Rivers region and south to the Galicia, Bessarabia and the Black Sea aeas. Locates rivers, canals and railways, as well as towns, villages and the military colonies in Kherson. Much of this area was part of the Kingdom of Poland before 1772.
Price: 7.95 USD



3 MAP: The Russian Baltic Provinces: 1914

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Drawn by the cartographer G. Peltier, this unusual map was first published as a supplement to the French newsmagazine L’Illustration in 1914 to illustrate the eastern theatre of war. It shows the Baltic area - present day Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, northeast Poland (north of Lodz and east of Thorn and Danzig) and Belarus - in extraordinary detail, identifying small towns and villages, railroads, rivers and their tributaries. The text and legend are in French.
Price: 7.95 USD



4 MAP: West Russia: 1835

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Issued in London by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, this J. & C. Walker map was adapted in 1835 from Fallon's Imperial Atlas of Russia. It shows the Grodno - Minsk - Vilna - Volhynia - Moghilev areas in fine detail, along with parts of neighboring areas, all formerly part of the Kingdom of Poland.
Price: 7.95 USD

Russian Folk Costumes Paper Dolls, Ming-Ju Sun

5 Russian Folk Costumes Paper Dolls
Ming-Ju Sun
32 pages, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications
This latest addition to Dover's paper doll collections focusing on folk costumes from around the world spotlights traditional apparel of Russia. An attractive young man and woman, accompanied by 16 finely detailed costumes, can be dressed in outfits representing a number of now-independent countries of the former Soviet Union. Included are festival costumes of the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth century; a fur-trimmed robe; beautifully embroidered shawls, skirts, tunics, trousers, and long coats worn in Estonia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. An excellent classroom teaching aid, this entertaining and educational collection will delight paper doll fans and folk costume enthusiasts of all ages. Dover Original. 2 dolls on gatefold cover. 16 costumes and accessories on 8 plates of lightweight stock. Notes.
Price: 5.95 USD

Russian Folk Motifs, Peter Linenthal

6 Russian Folk Motifs
Peter Linenthal
48 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications
Over 220 designs for permission-free use, all meticulously rendered from authentic Russian art and artifacts, include motifs from Moldovian carpets, Ukrainian Easter eggs, stove tiles, gingerbread molds, architectural carvings, ancient metalwork, and much more. Depictions of Matryoshka dolls, ceramic toys, and woodcuts of characters from folklore appear as well. Ideal for direct graphic art applications; inspiration for design, decoration, other art and craft projects. 226 illustrations.
Price: 6.95 USD



7 A History of Russia
Roger Bartlett
336 pages, hardback, Palgrave Macmillan
Roger Bartlett traces the history of Russia from its beginnings to the present. While offering a broad perspective on Russia's historical development, Bartlett also focuses on Russia's role as multiethnic state and empire, the place of the majority peasant population in the Russian/Soviet polity, and the development of Russian and Soviet society and culture. It is the perfect introduction for anyone interested in the complex and fascinating country's history.

About Author
Roger Bartlett is a professor emeritus of Russian history, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. He lives in the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents
The Origins to 1600: Kiev and Moscow
1600-1760: Moscow and St Petersburg
1760-1860: Russia and Europe
1860-1917: Europe and Russia
1917-53: Russian Empire and Soviet Union
1953-91: The Soviet Union as World Power
1991-2000: The Russian Federation
Selected Further Reading
Price: 26.95 USD

Russia's Lost Reformation: Peasants, Millennialism, and Radical Sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917, Sergei I. Zhuk.

8 Russia's Lost Reformation: Peasants, Millennialism, and Radical Sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917
Sergei I. Zhuk.
480 pages, 47 illustrations, hardback, Johns Hopkins University Press
Radical Protestant Christianity became widespread in rural parts of southern Russia and Ukraine in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Russia's Lost Reformation: Peasants, Millennialism, and Radical Sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917, studies the origins and evolution of the theology and practices of these radicals and their contribution to an alternative culture in the region.
Arising from a confluence of immigrant Anabaptists from central Europe and native Russian religious dissident movements, the new sects shared characteristics with both their antecedents in Europe and their contemporaries in the Shaker and Quaker movements on the American frontier. The radicals' lives showed energy and initiative reminiscent of Max Weber's famous paradigm in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. And women participated in congregations no less than men and often led them.
The radicals criticized the existing social and political order, created their own educational system, and in some cases engaged in radical politics. Their contributions, argues Zhuk, help explain the receptiveness of peasants in this region to the revolutions of 1905 and 1917.

About Author
Sergei I. Zhuk is an assistant professor of history at Ball State University. Formerly a professor of American history specializing in American religious movements at Dnieperpetrovsk University in Ukraine, he recently completed a Ph.D. in Russian history at the Johns Hopkins University. Zhuk’s work has been published in English, French, Russian, and Ukrainian.

"This is a study that not only makes a very important contribution to Russian religious, cultural, and social history, but will stimulate controversy about Russia’s place in world history."--Glennys Young, University of Washington

"Extremely well-written work that contributes to a neglected aspect of Russian religious history. Zhuk displays a clear mastery of the material and presents the details of the reformation without losing the thread fo the narrative."--Lee Trepanier, Religion and Politics Newsletter
Price: 60.00 USD



9 Days of A Russian Noblewoman: The Memories of Anna Labzina, 1758-1821
translated and edited by Gary Marker and Rachel May.
208 pages, index, paperback, Northern Illinois University Press
Providing a unique glimpse into the domestic life of Russia's nobility in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Days of a Russian Noblewoman combines a rare memoir and a diary, now translated into English for the first time. Anna Labzina was relatively well educated by the standards of her day, and she traveled widely through the Russian empire. Yet, unlike most writers of her time, she writes primarily as a dutiful, if inwardly rebellious, daughter and wife, reflecting on the onerous roles assigned to women in a male-centered society.
Labzina was married young to Alexander Karamyshev, who, while well regarded in political and scholarly circles of his day, proved to be brutish and abusive at home. A "Russian Voltairian," he professed atheism and free love. His unbridled behavior caused Labzina much grief, which she vividly recalls in her memoir. Because she moved among aristocratic circles, her reminisces bring readers face to face with celebrated figures of politics and literature, including the Empress Catherine the Great and the "Radiant Prince" Grigorii Potemkin. As a pious and charitable woman, Labzina also speaks for others who rarely had a voice in literature: serfs, prisoners, and political exiles.
Labzina wrote both her memoir and her diary during her second marriage, to Alexander Labzin, a leader in Russian Freemasonry and in the movement for religious revival. During this time, she became actively involved in the spiritual life of his lodge, the Dying Sphinx. Her account of her spiritual development and her social sphere offer unparalleled insights into male and female sensibilities of the time.

About Author
Gary Marker is Professor of History at SUNY, Stony Brook, and is the author of Publishing, Printing, and the Origins of Intellectual Life in Russia, 1700–1800.
Rachel May is an independent scholar in Syracuse, New York.

"Fascinating.... A valuable source for the study of Russian women's history."—Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter, author of Social Identity in Imperial Russia

"A valuable translation that offers telling insights on the ways in which historical forces intersected in the life and consciousness of a Russian noblewoman."—Alexander Martin, author of Romantics, Reformers, and Reactionaries

Table of Contents
Introduction by Gary Marker and Rachel May
The Memoir
The Diary
Appendix One: The Variant Beginning to Labzina's Memoir
Appendix Two: Freemasons' Ceremony
Price: 12.96 USD


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