Russian Studies

The Keys to Freedom: Tolstoyan Lessons of Life for Every Day, Volume I

Author: 

Richmond, Walter, Ph.D., University of Southern California

Credentials: 

Professor, Occidental College

The Keys to Freedom: Tolstoyan Lessons of Life for Every Day represents decades of work by Leo Tolstoy in writing, collecting, and organizing aphorisms and observations into the most complete exposition of his pacifist interpretation of Christianity, designed to be read each day. Interspersed with hundreds of passages by Tolstoy himself, many of which appear nowhere else in his published works, are the thoughts

Market: 
Linguistics, World Literature, Russian Literature, Russian Studies, World History, Tolstoy, Religion, Religious Studies, Christianity, Pacifism, Metaphysics, Anarchism, History of Ideas, Revolutionary Ideology
Release Date: 
December 1, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530506
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
252
Illustrations: 
Yes
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Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Nobility, Entrepeneurship, and Politics in Late Imperial Russia: A Biography of Nikolai von Ditmar

Author: 

Medyanik, Vadim

Credentials: 

Ph.D., Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine

This path breaking study is the first biography in any language of the Russian industrialist, entrepreneur, and political leader Nikolai Fedorovich von Ditmar (1865-1919). Scion of a Baltic German noble family, von Ditmar studied physical sciences with the famous chemist Dmitrii Mendeleev and pursued a career as a railway engineer before establishing his own industrial enterprise in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov.

Market: 
World History, Russia, Russian Studies, Russian History, Russian Revolution, Ukraine, Ukrainian History, Kharkov, Twentieth Century Studies, Biography, Nobility, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Mining, Donets Basin, Business History, Russian Civil War, World War I, Baltic Germans, Ethnic Studies, Philanthropy, Political Science, Political Studies, Nikolai von Ditmar
Release Date: 
December 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530490
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
252
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Tradition and Innovation in Russian Church Slavonic Hymnography

Author: 

Nelson, Elena

Credentials: 

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Liturgical languages are notoriously rigid: they are fixed, sacred, and resistant to change, despite surrounding linguistic developments. This work focuses on the highly specialized and stylized liturgical language of Russian Church Slavonic (RCS). Historically, authorities strictly controlled RCS so that it would conform to established norms. Nevertheless, innovations arose in response to various conditions.

Market: 
Religion, Linguistics, Russian Studies, Music, Orthodox Christianity, Church Slavonic, Liturgical Practice, Hymnology, Immigration Studies, Diasporas, Ethnic Studies, Grammar
Release Date: 
October 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530476
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
172
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Alexander Serov and the Birth of the Russian Modern

Author: 

du Quenoy, Paul

Credentials: 

Ph.D, Georgetown University;Professor D/History American University of Beirut

This is an original scholarly monograph about the life and work of the Russian composer and critic Alexander Serov (1820-1871), studied through the lens of his understanding of modernity as it developed in Russia in the mid nineteenth century. This research monograph is first full-length biography of Alexander Serov in English utilizing original records and archive sand the first in any language since 1985. It will use the life of the composer/critic as a tool for understanding Russian conceptions and misconceptions of modernity.

Market: 
Russian cultural history,19thc,modern Russian history, modernism and Russia,origins of the Silver age, Russian art and music 1850-1900, cultural elites in czarist, Russia,musical criticism, Cui, Rimsky- Korsakov, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky
Release Date: 
March 1, 2015
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-94-3
Price: 
$72.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
320
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Catherine the Great and the French Philosophers of the Enlightenment: Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot and Grimm

Author: 

Gorbatov, Inna

Credentials: 

Ph.D., CUNY

This research monograph is the result of many years of archival investigation in Russia, France and elsewhere into the nature of Catherine the Great’s involvement with the French Enlightenment. Professor Gorbatov’s conclusions go far beyond the consensus of philosophic and cultural interests masking an authoritarian and, at times, barbarous emerging European power and delves instead into Catherine’s fascination with French political and social ideals.

Market: 
Russian Intellectual History, French Philosophy 18thc, French Studies, Cultural History 18th c., History of Philosophy
Release Date: 
04/2006
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-933146-03-6; 9781933146034
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Science on Four Wheels: The European Travels of Roderick Murchison

Author: 

Collie, Michael

Credentials: 

Ph.D; Dean,Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, Toronto; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and fellow of the Geological Society(London)

Professor Collie has studied and written about Sir Roderick Murchison in several monographs. This study deals with Murchison and the wider and more general activity of scientific travels in the mid 19th C. This work introduces the reader to the practices of intellectual and cultural exchange in Continental Europe. These exchanges, despite the political pressures that often mitigated against the free flow of ideas, were increased as steam power and telegraphs made there way from West to East and intrepid savants, such as the eminent geologist Muchison.

Market: 
History of Science,19thc, Victorian travel and travelers, Russia 19thc, Industrial history(UK), History of Geology
Release Date: 
10/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-59-1/193314659-1
Price: 
$82.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
364
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Clearing the Tangled Wood: Poetry as a Way of Seeing the World

Author: 

Lawless, James

Credentials: 

award-winning Irish poet and teacher; MA, University College, Dublin Foreword by Professor Declan Kiberd, University College,Dublin

This monograph is a study of poetry as an alternative way of seeing the world and of obtaining insights into realities that enable the reader to see the vast otherness that usually eludes. The process of creativity is discussed. The influences of other disciplines on the heightening of consciousness are described as well as methodologies of observation that have been employed in the last 100 years are elucidated. Attention is paid to the specific contribution of modern Irish poetry especially in the role of the poet in society.

Market: 
Modern Poetry, Irish Poetry 19-20th c, Spanish Poetry 20th C, Lorca, Salinas, Russian Literature- Pasternak, Aesthetics, Interpretative and Creative studies
Release Date: 
04/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-60-7 / 193314660-5
Price: 
$69.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
176
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

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