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Selling to the Masses: Retailing in Russia, 1880-1930

Marjorie L. Hilton presents a captivating history of consumer culture in Russia from the 1880s to the early 1930s. She highlights the critical role of consumerism as a vehicle for shaping class and gender identities, modernity, urbanism, and as a mechanism of state power in the transition from tsarist autocracy to Soviet socialism.

The History of Liberalism in Russia

Foreword by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The influence of liberalism in tsarist Russia is deeply problematic to most historians. In this highly original study, Victor Leontovitsch offers a reinterpretation of liberalism in a uniquely Russian form. He documents the struggles to develop civil society and individual liberties in imperial Russia up until their ultimate demise in the face of war, revolution, and the collapse of the old regime.

Song of the Forest: Russian Forestry and Stalinist Environmentalism, 1905-1953

The Soviets are often viewed as insatiable industrialists who saw nature as a force to be tamed and exploited. Song of the Forest counters this assumption, uncovering significant evidence of Soviet conservation efforts in forestry, particularly under Josef Stalin. Stephen Brain profiles the leading Soviet-era conservationists, agencies, and administrators, and their efforts to formulate forest policy despite powerful ideological differences.

Tashkent: Forging a Soviet City, 1930-1966

Paul Stronski tells the fascinating story of Tashkent, an ethnically diverse, primarily Muslim city that became the prototype for the Soviet-era reimagining of urban centers in Central Asia. Based on extensive research in Russian and Uzbek archives, Stronski shows us how Soviet officials, planners, and architects strived to integrate local ethnic traditions and socialist ideology into a newly constructed urban space and propaganda showcase.

Captives of Revolution: The Socialist Revolutionaries and the Bolshevik Dictatorship, 1918-1923

The Socialist Revolutionaries (SRs) were the largest political party in Russia in the crucial revolutionary year of 1917. Heirs to the legacy of the People’s Will movement, the SRs were unabashed proponents of peasant rebellion and revolutionary terror, emphasizing the socialist transformation of the countryside and a democratic system of government as their political goals. They offered a compelling, but still socialist, alternative to the Bolsheviks, yet by the early 1920s their party was shattered and its members were branded as enemies of the revolution.

A History of Russian Literary Criticism: The Soviet Age and Beyond

This volume assembles the work of leading international scholars in a comprehensive history of Russian literary theory and criticism from 1917 to the post-Soviet age. By examining the dynamics of literary criticism and theory in three arenas—political, intellectual, and institutional—the authors capture the progression and structure of Russian literary criticism and its changing function and discourse.

Russian Icons: From the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century

The Mentor-Unesco Art Series brings you Masterpieces of Early Russian Art in full color, finest quality, full-page and double-page reproductions. This handsome volume of Russian icons from the twelfth to the fifteenth century features an informative introduction by authority Victor Lasareff, who discusses the history of the Russian schools of painting, describes the themes of the icons, and studies the artists style, composition, and use of color.

The Illustrated History of Soviet Cinema

The Illustrated History of Soviet Cinema conducts a brief survey of the history of cinema from the vantage ground of the 1980s and the approaching world cinema centennial in 1995. Author Neya Zorkaya has succeeeded in relating each decade to those which preceded it as well as those which followed. Soviet cinema is considered from new angles, and facts and details previously unknown are elucidated as the great events of Soviet cinema are relived in "retro" style.

Graphic Modernism: From the Baltics to the Balkans, 1910-1935

In this visually stunning companion volume to a New York Public Library exhibition, art historian S. A. Mansbach offers an overview of the progressive eastern European graphic artists and writers who, in the first four decades of the 20th century, redefined and reshaped culture and its social meanings as they sought to comprehend and interpret the dynamics of a modern, postwar age.

Skopje: Seven Monuments of Art and Architecture

According to the publisher, Pance Velkov, this publication is aimed primarily at tourists arriving in Macedonia and at those who have an interest in religion, religious structures and Byzantine art. The book is richly illustrated and it includes photographs and descriptions of the most significant monuments of culture from the Skopje region, viz., St. Panteleimon, Nerezi; St. Niketas, Banjani; St. Andrea?, Matka; Marko's Monastery, the Mustafa-Pasha Mosque, Kur?umli An, and St. Spas. A version in the Macedonian language is also available.

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