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America in the Era of Ordeal and Great Reforms, 1929-1945 a Russian Historian’s Approach
2001 0-7734-3181-0
An examination of America lead by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It is the history of co-ordinated efforts by a people and their leader to surmount both economic catastrophe and the burden of war. The unfolding drama gave Roosevelt a stage on which to display his greatness as both politician and statesman. During those gloomy years of crisis and war he emerged as the one who was absolutely indispensable to the country. Roosevelt’s reforms, which were not only the most important in American history but also greatly influenced the economic policies of other nations.

An Analysis of the Cult of Lenin in Russian Archives
2001 0-7734-7371-8
This study of collective representations in Soviet Russia concentrates on perceptions of Lenin’s image, from a socio-anthropological rather than political view. In addition to Communist party information, official documents, memoirs, and folklore, newly-opened secret reports of the soviet political police are used for the first time. It analyses the development of the cult from Lenin’s lifetime up to the process of ‘de-Leninisation’ in the 1990s. Much of the research concerns the perception of his death and the decision to embalm his body, the campaign called ‘the Lenin enrollment’, renaming of Petrograd, and organization of ‘Lenin Corners’. It also presents new material devoted to Lenin museums, along with archive documents and never-published photographs. The text is completely in Russian.

2001 0-7734-7350-5
Examines church-state relations from the Eastern Christian tradition, as manifested in the policies and practices of the Byzantine Empire, the Mongol Empire, and medieval Russia, and their implications for modern times.

Ancient Hadramawt - Discoveries by the Russian Archaeologists in S. Arabia Vol. One: Text
2001 0-7734-3400-3

Ancient Hadramawt - Discoveries by the Russian Archaeologists in S. Arabia Vol. Two: Illustrations
2001 0-7734-3325-2

Biographical and Critical Study of Russian Writer Eduard Limonov
2003 0-7734-6847-1
Eduard Liminov (b. 1943), one of the most controversial writers of his generation, was brought to international fame by his allegedly autobiographical cycle of novels and short stories, with their obscene language, shocking eroticism and provocative political statements. This is the first comprehensive and unbiased analysis of Limonov’s poetry, fiction, and journalism in any language. It distinguishes between Limonov the author and Limonov the character in order to pinpoint Limonov’s true beliefs, as opposed to his public statements, which are often meant to cause outrage. It discusses his mixed Russian/non-Russian literary pedigree, the controversial reception of his work in the US, Europe and Soviet/post-Soviet Russia. A great deal of previously unpublished archive material is quoted throughout.

British Reception of Russian Playwright Aleksandr Nikolaevich Ostrovsky (1823-1886). Russian Drama on the British Stage
2011 0-7734-1459-2
Explores the curious anonymity in the West of Russia’s foremost mid-nineteenth-century playwright, Aleksandr Nikolaevich Ostrovsky. It seeks explanations for this obscurity and, in turn, sheds further light on the wider relationship between Russian and English literature and the factors that affect the cross-cultural transfer of literary works.

Children From Mixed Russian-African Marriages- Destinies, Culture, Future
2000 0-7734-3183-7
This work centers on a community unique in its kind, the result of mixed marriages between Russian women and the natives of African countries. It explores the social reality of such alliances.

Contemporary Russian Myths
1999 0-7734-8161-3
This book is an expedition through Russian Literature and history of the 19th and 20th centuries in search of the myths that all Russians take for granted from childhood. The author's iconoclastic, irreverent approach to common sense combined with his wry paradoxical wit make this work an important contribution for American scholars and students to understand Russian culture.

Culture and Power in Russian History
1999 0-7734-3230-2
Presents a new and original conception of the correlation between culture and power in Russian history. Russian history has most often been examined through geopolitical factors, as well as irrational and even mystical ones. The authors are the leading specialists in the study of Russian culture as it spontaneously developed during the centuries of Russian history as well as the culture developed more or less purposefully by the state power factors. They look at the development of the Russian mentality over time and its relation to the world picture.

Czar and Czardom in the Russian Public Mind the Perception of the World and Self-Consciousness of the Russian Society
2000 0-7734-3316-3
This is a study of how the notions "czar" and "czardom" were perceived by Russian public mind in the different historical epochs.

Emancipation of Russian Christianity
1995 0-7734-8871-5
These essays by leading Russian scholars represent an attempt to give meaning to the interaction of religious consciousness and culture as it exists at the current stage of Russia's development. They are an exposition of historical, theological, ecclesiastical, philosophical and moral problems from the point of view of the religious consciousness, a function which till now has been the exclusive prerogative of the clergy, and consequently absent in scholarly literature of the Soviet period. The collection as a whole witnesses to the liberation of Christian thought in Russia. With an Introduction by Natalia Pecherskaya, Director of the St. Petersburg School of Religion and Philosophy.

Encyclopedic English-Russian Sociological Dictionary
2001 0-7734-3362-7

Environs of Russian Cities
1999 0-7734-7878-7
a pioneering effort to analyze the circumstances and phenomena of land-use, residential settings, and the relationship between the urban and rural worlds in Russia. It shows how changes in Russia’s urban margins are the result of ongoing political and economic reforms and also conditioned by long-term factors of life. It contains two empirical case studies: the study of the environs of Moscow and the environs of Yaroslavl in the 1990s. In both cases, recreation, rural, and agricultural components are emphasized. The authors particularly examine the core-periphery gradients of land use and population dynamics, and also land transfers and the formation of land market.

Erschreckende Geschichten in Der Darstellung Von Moskovitern Und Osmanen in Den Deutschen Flugschriften Des 16. Und 17. Jahrhunderts / Stories of Atrocities in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century German Pamphlets About the Russians and Turks
2014 0-7734-0067-2
A new and valuable examination of Muscovite history. This book is an analysis of stories of atrocities told in German pamphlets in the 16th and 17th centuries about the wars of the Germans against Ottomans in Hungary and Muscovites in Livonia. It shows how the anti-Muscovite pamphlets that began to appear in the middle of the 16th century in Germany participated in the anti-Turkish discourse of the preceding century.

European Foundations of Russian Modernism
1991 0-7734-9660-2
The ten articles in this volume will be of interest to experts and students of both Comparative Literature and 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature. The collection will serve as a useful research tool to those studying the history of literary movements and trends. While the focus of each study is the foreign moorings of Russian literature, the volume also interprets prominent European texts from a comparative perspective.

From Gosplan to Market Economy. Mathematical Analysis of the Evolution of the Russian Economic Structures
1999 0-7734-3264-7
Based upon an original method of mathematical modeling of the economy—“a systems analysis of evolving economy.” It contains a full description and discussion of the results of the analysis of the models of marketing and centrally planned economy; the economy of the transition and the structure of the economy of the USSR and Russia; the important consequences of the economic decisions of that period; the model of the economy which formed in Russia after the reforms of 1992; the terms and opportunities of the economy’s transition to the equilibrium market structures of today. The authors have developed a unique system of mathematical models verified with Russian economic statistics, which enables an objective analysis of the Russian economy to pinpoint trends in its development.

Great Russian Historian M. Rostovtsev in the Usa the Years of Exile
1999 0-7734-3226-4
This is the definitive edition on the life and creative work of the great Russian historian of antiquity, philologist-classicist and archaeologist, Michael Rostovtsev, written by the world-renowned historian G. M. Bongard-Levin. The book covers the American period of his life (1920-1952) and reveals its many dramatic dimensions. It also focuses on the great scientific achievements of Academician Rostovtsev, as well as the scientific school he created at Yale University.

Guide to Russian Words and Expressions that Cause Difficulties
2004 0-7734-6302-X
This represents a qualitative step forward in the pedagogical process of teaching and learning a foreign language. It is based on a comparative semantic analysis of Russian synonyms, antonyms, related words, cognates, and everyday expressions as contrasted with their English equivalents and is centered on explaining the contents of these words. It helps in bridging the gap between studying Russian grammar and the specific use of particular words in discourse, especially in contrasting or similar pairs or sets. It is indispensable for familiarizing learners with the semantic meanings of words. It better facilitates the students’ ability to learn and gain proficiency in the practical use of the Russian language. Learners will appreciate the inclusion of important Russian linguistic and cultural elements.

Heroes and Villains of Russian Science Vol. 1
2000 0-7734-3256-6

Heroes and Villains of Russian Science Vol. 2
2000 0-7734-3154-3

A Report of a Participant-Observer
2008 0-7734-5181-1
This study examines in an historical and a contemporary context the Russian attitudes and behaviors that fuel Western misconceptions. The work focuses on how Russians perceive themselves and outsiders and how those preconceptions affect outsiders’ perceptions of them. Historical, academic, and biographical this book alternatively confirms, challenges, and even defies the prejudices and impressions held by not only students and scholars, but also Russian specialists.

Influence of French Language and Culture in the Lives of Eight Women Writers of Russian Heritage
2002 0-7734-6908-7
This is a comparative study of the lives and literary production of Russian-born French writers from the 18th to the 20th century: Empress Elizabeth, Catherine the Great, Princess Dashkova; Maria Bashkirtseff, the Comtesse de Ségur; Nathalie Sarraute, Elsa Triolet, Irène Némirovsky, and Zoe Oldenbourg. This book shows how they were influenced by their Russian heritage and how the traditions and impressions of their youth are visible in their French writings.

Interpreting Nikolai Gogol Within Russian Orthodoxy
2006 0-7734-5783-6
The authors present a tripartite thesis in this study. They begin with the fundamental position that the Orthodox religion, though not the Russian Orthodox Church, functions as a sub-text throughout all of Nikolai Gogol’s work, whether fiction, comedy, or essays, the last generally being fiction in another form. There exists, therefore, no separate Gogol of Dead Souls and the tales from Dikanka or Mirgorod or Arabesques, and another Gogol of Selected Passages, the first to be admired and the second to be condemned. There is, instead, a single Nikolai Gogol, for whom religion forms the basic unifying theme in his entire corpus. A second part of the thesis is that Gogol, while writing in the comic vein, both light (The Inspector General) and dark (“The Portrait,” “The Overcoat”), worked neither as a humorist (Mark Twain’s short stories) nor as a satirist (Petronius), but as a moralist, who, like Plato, sought to point to the way toward a general social reformation. Ethical disorder and moral “little failings” would certainly amuse because they were recognized, but the purpose of writing about “little failings” was to move toward a more ordered society where all fulfilled their social obligations. The third part of the thesis concerned Gogol’s literary successors. The authors suggest that Gogol’s overcoat descended not to the Russian Orthodox writers of immense and often Christian novels, but to the Jewish authors of Yiddish tales, often written in the comic style about “little failings” and also attempting to show the way and the need for moral reform of the community.

The authors conclude that Gogol’s work formed a coherent and unified whole, animated by a strong sense of the need for religiously-based reform of the existing social order through attention to social obligations, and this attitude of social reform based upon religion would be repeated within the Russian imperial literary context in the Yiddish tradition of tales and stories.

Jewish and Russian Revolutionaries Exiled to Siberia (1901-1917)
1991 0-7734-9762-5
This scholarly yet highly readable work offers two unique autobiographical perspectives on the early days of the Russian revolution, heretofore unavailable to the English-speaking world. The first perspective, an individual Jewish revolutionary from Byelorussia politically exiled to Siberia, is Desind's contemporary translation from the Yiddish of a prize-winning autobiography by Israel Pressman written in the 1940's, recalling the first decade of this century. The second perspective is that of the Izmailovich sisters, daughters of a high ranking military family. Their story represents not only a divergent approach to the revolution, but also the significant role played by women in fighting Russian autocracy. The material is based on Russian documents and supplemented by several English sources. The two individual accounts are explicated and impressively enriched by pertinent notes and essays which provide the historical and sociological framework for the lives portrayed in the two dramas. Includes rare photographs.

Jewish Pogroms in Kiev During the Russian Civil War, 1918-1920
2015 1-4955-0375-5
Power changed hands in Kiev fourteen times during the revolution and civil war (1917–1920) yet anti-Jewish violence remained a constant despite the different ideologies of the troops holding power. This book raises important questions of the responsibility of the civil and military authorities for Jewish pogroms in Kiev and Ukraine during the civil war.

Letters of a Russian Diplomat to an American Friend, 1906-1913
1988 0-88946-014-0
An edited version of correspondence between Nabokov, a Russian diplomat, and an American friend between the years of 1906 and 1913.

Letters of Life in an Aristocratic Russian Household Before and After the Revolutionary Coles and Princess Vera Urusov
2000 0-7734-7776-4
These letters, written over thirty-five years apart, may be read as chronicles from daily life in Russia. The letters by Amy Coles reflect a contemporary Englishwoman’s perspective on life in a Russian household from 1879-1883. Four decades later, her pupil, Princess Vera, chronicled the ruin and mortal danger that had befallen her and her mother following the Russian revolution. The juxtaposition of the letters reveals the enormous contrasts between privilege and persecution, comfort and penury, security and the threat of imminent death. These are historical accounts by eyewitnesses to Russian life before and after the revolution. With photographs.

Making Russian Democracy Work Social Capital, Economic Development, and Democratization
2000 0-7734-7803-5
This book explores the myriad factors at work in the process of post-Communist democratization in Russia, with an explicit focus on the role performed by social capital and socio-economic development. Using both an historical approach and quantitative evidence from across Russia’s 89 regions, this work explores the role performed by economic development and social capital leading to the democratization of the Soviet Union and in contributing to the consolidation of democracy in contemporary Russia. The results offer some grounds for a guardedly optimistic assessment of the prospects for making democracy work in Russia. The work contributes to the body of literature on comparative regime transitions, post-Communist politics, and to the study of democratic governance in general.

Morphology of Russian Mentality. A Philosophical Inquiry in Conservatism and Pragmatism
1993 0-7734-9863-X
This is a philosophical, psychological and economic analysis of the basic archetypes of mentality of the Homo Sovieticus. The "child archetype," "twilight mentality," and archetypes of worship and protection are some of the concepts the author uses to describe the phenomenology of Russian and Soviet conservatism. He analyzes the so-called "Turannian" components of the Russian national psyche, discusses the views of both traditional and modern "Eurasians". Using literature, the media, and economic data, he illustrates the emergence of the antitotalitarian spirit as the precondition for the transition to "positive pragmatism", or the emergence of a Russian version of protestant ethics.

Pagan Ritual and Myth in Russian Magic Tales a Study of Patterns
1993 0-7734-9307-7
This study challenges the prevailing claim that there is no connection between ritual and the Russian folktale. It reveals the author's discovery of two primary magic spell forms found in pagan ceremonies and folk literature. These binary and trinary invocation forms appear in a number of variations and contain basic rhythmic elements found in primitive music and folk songs. They are similar to those found on verbal and incident levels in 20 Russian magic tales. Their basic rhythmic elements are compared to like phenomena noted in the Russian language verbal aspect system, and to primitive music. In addition to the binary/trinary ritual forms, embedded patterns of ancient rituals have been delineated in "Shabarsha" and "By Pike's Command," two well-known Russian tales. Superimposed on these ritual patterns are yet other patterns of mythic images, revealing new insights into the mental world of those who created these tales of wonder.

Perceptions of Property in Russian Society of 15th - 18th Centuries.The Problems of Property in Social Consciousness and Legal Thought in the Age of Feudalism
1999 0-7734-3128-4

Philosophy of Lev Shestov (1866-1938). A Russian Religious Existentialist
1991 0-7734-9662-9
Lev Shestov is a strange and, in many respects, unique phenomenon in the history of Russian and philosophic thought. His approach to philosophical problems was so different from the traditional that it created difficulties in assimilating the essence of his thought. This is an attempt to clarify Shestov's work. The sudden death of Dr. Louis J.Shein prevented the completion of this work, but the editors of the Edwin Mellen Press decided that despite the unfinished nature of the manuscript, its contribution to scholarship renders it worthy of publication as Shein left it, with only minor editing adjustments.

Politicized Ethnicity in the Russian Federation Dilemmas of State Formation
1996 0-7734-8893-6
This book expands and deepens understanding of the complex process of political change in the Russian Federation by examining various dimensions of ethnicity, and specifically the politicization of ethnic identity. The work points toward the advisability of considering alternative modes of political organization beyond conventional patterns of the modern territorial nation-state. It concludes by questioning the facile conceptions of territorial sovereignty that may prove increasingly ineffectual. It examines the genesis and nature of ethnic identity under contemporary political conditions; the politically problematical character of Russian national identity under conditions of post-Soviet political life; and the theoretical literature dealing with the nature of the modern nation-state and its transformation under contemporary conditions.

Question of Elementary Education in the Third Russian State Duma (1907-1912)
1990 0-88946-237-2
Includes an overview and perspective of the Third Duma, chapters on "The Committee on Public Education," "Legislative Work For Elementary Education," "The Church and Primary Education," and "The Nationalities and Education." Supplemented by numerous tables, including tables on "Literacy in the Russian Empire in 1897," "Growth of Education in Russia at the End of the Eighteenth Century," "Total Expenditures of the Russian Government and Expenditure of the Ministry of Public Instruction (1795-1917)," and others.

Rise of the Church of Russia in 9-14th Centuries: Medieval Russian Christian Culture From the Literary Sources and Archeological Evidence
2001 0-7734-3372-4
Work examines the problems of the Russian Church and Russian medieval culture inclusive of ancient Russian literature and also archeology. The author's research is complemented by 93 beautiful illustrations, extensive bibliography full index, drawings and maps.

Role of the Orthodox Church in Russian History From Byzantine Era to the Present
1999 0-7734-3247-7
Today when Russia is suffering from economic and political insecurities, this book gives hope through its spiritual insight into the origins and thousand-year-long history of Holy Russ. The work offers new and original insights into the founding of the Byzantine faith as a world religion and a cultural phenomena arising out of the spiritual influences of the Near East and Egypt. In Russian.

Role of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia Since 1990: Changing Dynamics of Politics and Religion
2009 0-7734-4703-2
This study examines the arguments and the role of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in Russian society as they appear in the mass media. It provides an overview of some of the main arguments that are currently being discussed. This is important within the current context and debate of the role that is played by Orthodoxy in contemporary Russian society. The importance of which is elevated during times of uncertainty with regards to the role and identity of Russia and Russians in the modern world.

Russia and the Westthe Development of Foreign Policy Stereotypes in the Consciousness of Russian Society of the First Half of the 20th Century
1999 0-7734-3188-8
This scholarly work relates the essence and dynamics of change related to the image of the West held by the different strata of Soviet society including the Soviet military and intellectual elites. It also traces the development and function of foreign policy stereotypes as a specific product of myth and its effect on the entire system of foreign policy propaganda.

Russian Alternative Strategic Initiative in the 21st Century
1999 0-7734-3262-0

Russian Cyclism: Anticipating the 21st Century
1999 0-7734-3223-X
Academician Yu. Yakovets, winner of the gold Kondratyev medal, presents the origin and history of the interdisciplinary school of Russian cyclism founded by Nikolay Kondratyev, Pitirim Sorokin, Alexander Chizhevskii, Vladimir Vernadskii, Alexander Bogdanov, and Nikolay Berdyaev. Giving an account of the theory of cycles and crises, the author applies this to the future forecasting the chief trends of the twenty-first century. This includes a discussion of post-industrial society formation, the struggle or partnership of civilizations, and new functions of the state in a rapidly changing world. This is the first publication of its kind containing many original insights about the present and future.

Russian Empire as a “regular State”
2001 0-7734-3392-9

Russian Expansion on the Amur 1848-1860 the Push to the Pacific
1999 0-7734-8279-2
This study describes the Russian expansion on the Pacific Ocean and especially the occupation of the Amur River Valley in the mid 19th century. It also describes the terrible weakness of China which allowed Russia to gain free access to part of Siberia. It describes Russian diplomatic activity on the part of General Ignatiev and Count Amurskii, the Governor of Eastern Siberia, which helped to assure the success of the Russian expansion by 1860.

Russian Federalism: Lessons of History
2001 0-7734-3370-8

2010 0-7734-3849-1
Although new histories of Russia, often reflecting the author’s cultural slant, appear regularly, there is a dearth of books that explain the Russian perspective. This work takes the opposite approach by acquainting readers with some of the foremost ideas in Russian cultural history. This book contains twelve color photographs and sixteen black and white photographs.

Russian Life of R.-aloys Mooser, Music Critic to the Tsars: Memoirs and Selected Writings
2008 0-7734-5215-X
This book presents a primary source in music history, the memoirs of the Swiss music critic and scholar of Russian music, Robert Aloys Mooser. The memoir includes Mooser’s description of music and musical life in Geneva and St.Petersburg in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His first-hand account of musical figures and events, seen through the eyes of a Protestant Genevan, introduce the reader to the main cultural currents of the time. This book contains eleven black and white photographs and and twelve color photographs.

Russian Metamorphoses: Cultural Transformation and Social Changes
1999 0-7734-3237-X

Russian Nationalism From an Interdisciplinary Perspective Imagining Russia
2000 0-7734-7671-7
Ethnic Russians, like any other nation, constitute what Benedict Anderson terms an ‘imagined community.’ How do Russians ‘imagine’ Russia, now and for the past three centuries? This study sheds new light on this and other ‘cursed’ questions of Russian history (nationalism, anti-Semitism, Orthodox Christianity and ethnic ‘others’; Russian nationalists’ reaction to NATO actions in Kosovo). Recent empirical work by the Russian ethnopsychologists Leokadiia Drobizheva and Zinaida Sikevich is brought to bear on the topic of ethnic conflict in today’s Russia. Russian identity itself is viewed in the light of Donald Winnicott’s concept of ‘transitional object.’ Conversations with Russian psychoanalysts are presented. “The book is divided into two parts, each rich in insight and information: ‘The Russian Self’ (who the Russians think they are); and ‘The Russian Other’ (what they think concerning non-Russians). Readers interested in the excesses of Russian nationalism will not be disappointed, but essentially this fascinating book is optimistic. . . . the more readers already know about Russia, the more Rancour-Laferriere will reward them; so this book is especially appropriate for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professors.” – CHOICE “. . . a scrupulous and fearless inquiry into on of the most painful problems of contemporary Russia – Russian nationalism. . . . Meticulously researched, highly original in approach, it makes a significant contribution to the field of Russian studies. It is an important books for anyone who is interested in political and cultural life of today’s Russia. I could see a whole score of specialists in other fields – ethnic studies, political science, cultural history, literature, sociology, cultural anthropology, etc, - who will benefit from this fine and penetrating study.” – Dr. Emil A. Draitser “Always provocative and thoroughly grounded in the latest scholarship of a variety of disciplines (including sociology, history, literary study, political science, and applied psychoanalysis), Rancour-Laferriere’s book is must reading for anyone studying or teaching about Russia. . . . A provocative interdisciplinary book with bold theses and persuasive arguments. It is bound to alter your perspective on the complex subject of Russian nationalism. . . . The topics include ethnic identity, nationalism, national awareness, religious identity and related issues such as anti-Semitism, Eurasianism, ethnic hatred, expansionism, ethnic paranoia, and xenophobia. The effectiveness of this study is further underscored by the author’s successful effort to utilize a variety of relevant disciplines.” – Dr. George Gutsche

Russian Publicistic Satire Under Glasnost. The Journalistic Feuilleton
1993 0-7734-9348-4
This study examines the significant changes that have occurred in this genre in terms of its structure, narratology and thematics during the period of glasnost. It demonstrates that the feuilletonist's position has changed decisively from that of an advocate of the status quo to an antagonist of the Soviet state, the Party and the official economic apparatus. A lengthy introduction examines the development of the journalistic feuilleton in Russia from its origins in the eighteenth century through the Soviet period. Feuilletonists whose works are analyzed in depth are Leonid Likhodeev, Lev Novozhenov, Eduard Grafov, Marina Lebedeva, Leonid Treer and Iurii Makarov. The work closes with a an appendix of annotated and translated examples which will make the text accessible to scholars in related fields. This study makes a significant contribution to understanding current Russian literature and their rich satiric tradition.

Russian Schools in the Educational Twilight
2001 0-7734-3145-4

Russian Words Borrowed into Modern Chinese: A Contact Lingustic Approach
2018 1-4955-0679-7
This book is based on an exhaustive analysis of 2,064 Russian terms that have been adapted from the Russian language into the modern Chinese language.

Russian- English Comparative Explanatory Dictionary of Basic Terms and Notions on Russian Land Relations, Land Ownership and Land Tenure
2003 0-7734-6729-7
This two-volume dictionary contains over 1800 terms on land tenure and land relations, describing and analyzing the different experiences and approaches to the regulation and use of land. The encyclopedia is presented in both Russian and English, with facing-page translation.

Russian-English Comparative Explanatory Dictionary of Basic Terms and Notions on Russian Land Relations, Land Ownership and Land Tenure
2003 0-7734-6731-9
This two-volume dictionary contains over 1800 terms on land tenure and land relations, describing and analyzing the different experiences and approaches to the regulation and use of land. The encyclopedia is presented in both Russian and English, with facing-page translation.

Search for Authentic Spirituality in Modern Russian Philosophy
2007 0-7734-5412-8
This book traces the quest for self-realization that inspired the Russian Cultural Renaissance at the turn of the twentieth century, also called the Silver Age, from its fin-de-siècle inception until the present day. Following the historical periods under consideration, the study breaks into three parts: the first is concerned with the quest for transcendence in Vladimir Solov’ëv’s theory of Divine Humanity; the second considers the way in which Solov’ëv’s Silver Age philosophical and poetic followers utilized and developed his ideas about self-realization; finally, the third considers contemporary discussions regarding the possibility of transcendence and self-realization. This book goes beyond mere historical-philosophical curiosity: it is an attempt to understand the idea of self-realization in a global context.

Solovyov’s Sophia as a Nineteenth-Century Russian Appropriation of Dante’s Beatrice
2011 0-7734-1471-1
This study argues for a broadened approach in understanding Solovyov's Sophia, reading her against the background of Dante's presentation of Beatrice. It re-examines a reading of Sophia by early 20th century Russian symbolists, who conflated her figure with those of Beatrice and the Virgin Mary, as representatives of the archetypal feminine. Our work finds this symbolist approach to be a mis-reading of Solovyov, for this approach show clears participation in romanticism, particularly on the theme of love and androgyny, and in aesthetics. For him, romanticism also meant rejection of personification. For romantics the lady, as object of love, is historical, or literal. Symbolists, on the other hand, apprecicated symbols and (allegorical) personification. Even so, in practice, Solovyov accepted personification of Sophia, as an implementation of the Theurgical task of incarnation of the divine in mortal, bodily reality.

Sophiology in Russian Orthodoxy
2007 0-7734-5609-0
This book represents an inquiry into the nature, genealogy, and evolution of the religious-philosophical concept of Sophia in the Russian thought of the 19th and 20th centuries. The first chapter discusses the purpose and relevance of the project, describes the methodology of research, and the scope and overall structure of the work. The second chapter analyses the historical background of Russian sophiology. The third chapter focuses on the beginnings of modern Russian sophiology. The fourth chapter is devoted to the development of sophiological doctrines in the field of theology. The fifth chapter discusses Russian sophiological thought in the context of modern philosophical discourse. The sixth and final chapter continues the study of sophiology in the philosophical context. The conclusion of the book summarizes the discussion of the modern Russian sophiological movement in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Influence of Russian Literature on Spanish Authors in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Reception, Translation, Inspiration
2007 0-7734-5193-5
This monograph studies the characteristics of the reception, familiarization and influence of Russian writers in late nineteen- and early twentieth-century Spain. Beginning with early Spanish attitudes towards Pushkin, the author offers a reassessment of the evidence in this long-neglected area of investigation.

Translation From Russian Into English of Gazy Zemli
2015 0-7734-0905-X
An outstanding English translation of the seminal work of Russian scientist Vasilii Andreevich Sokolov’s 1966 book Gazy Zemli. Originally written for a popular audience, it provides considerable insight into the idiosyncratic and sophisticated Russian earth science research of the 1960’s.

Translation From Russian Into English of Konstantin Paustovsky's White Rainbow and Other Romantic Tales
2005 0-7734-6044-6
This is a collection of short stories by one of the best-loved authors in the USSR, Konstantin Paustovsky, who remains popular in Russia even after the collapse of Soviet communism. The collection includes not only some of his best-known works, but also many minor stories that have not been previously translated into English. Many of these should be of interest not only to Russian-language specialists, but also to the general reading public. Russian literary critics have long considered Paustovsky a master of the Russian language. The introduction to this collection analyzes the stylistic, thematic, and historical aspects of his work.

World of Provincial Bureaucracy in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Russian Poland
2004 0-7734-6337-2
This book is a case study that investigates the social origins, the confessional and ethnic backgrounds, and the culture of work and leisure that constituted the lives of the provincial officials of Russian Poland from the 1870s through the 1900s. It draws on a number of published and unpublished writings, records of proceedings, and other archival sources to produce a rich and non-stereotypical account of the nature of Russian Polish officialdom. The history of the Russian bureaucracy comprises an essential part of the Russian empire. This book delineates its relationship to the multi-national and multi-religious populace and establishes continuities that connect the Russian empire to the Soviet period.

World of Russian Culture: Encyclopedical Reference Book
1999 0-7734-3200-0
The book presents the most important facts and events of Russia’s cultural and spiritual life since 9th century when the eastern Slavs established statehood. The information is organized in the following directions: (1) Literature. Folklore. (2) Painting. (3) Architecture. (4) Sculpture. (5) Music. (6) Theater. (7) Russian Orthodox Church and Culture. This encyclopedical reference book is a must for all interested in history and contemporary development of Russian culture.

World of Russian History: Encyclopedical Reference Book
1999 0-7734-3234-5
The book presents the most important facts and events of Russia’s history. This encyclopedical reference book is a must for all interested in history.

World of the Russian Naval Reformer A. N. Krylov: Reminiscences on Russian Life at the Turn of the Century
1999 0-7734-3240-X
The memoirs of A. N. Krylov, outstanding scientist and reformer of the Russian navy, expose the author’s professional world. The author gives vivid portraits of some of his contemporaries, whose destinies reflect the ‘triumph and tragedy’ of the pre-Revolutionary Russian intelligentsia. The excellent craftsmanship of the writing delighted generations of readers.