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Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825

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ISBN-10: 067401278X

ISBN-13: 9780674012783

Edition: 2003

Authors: Cynthia Hyla Whittaker

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Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825, an elegant new book created by a team of leading historians in collaboration with The New York Public Library, traces Russia's development from an insular, medieval, liturgical realm centered on Old Muscovy, into a modern, secular, world power embodied in cosmopolitan St. Petersburg. Featuring eight essays and 120 images from the Library's distinguished collections, it is both an engagingly written work and a striking visual object. Anyone interested in the dramatic history of Russia and its extraordinary artifacts will be captivated by this book. Before the late fifteenth century, Europeans knew virtually nothing about Muscovy, the core of what would…    
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112

Editor's Introduction
A Timeline of Related Events
A Distant World: Russian Relations with Europe Before Peter the Great
St. Petersburg: The Russian Cosmopolis
Catherine II as a Patron of Russian Literature
Visual Russia: Catherine II's Russia Through the Eyes of Foreign Graphic Artists
Texts of Exploration and Russia's European Identity
The Emergence of the Russian European: Russia as a Full Partner of Europe
Russia's Eastern Orientation: Ambivalence Toward West Asia
Afterword: Collecting Slavica at The New York Public Library
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