Kievan Russia was originally published in a clothbound edition in 1948 as volume two in George Vernadsky's comprehensive series, A History of Russia. It is now available for the first time in a paperbound edition. At the time of its publication Kievan Russia received the following reviews: The account of this little-know chapter of Russian history ...
Kievan Russia was originally published in a clothbound edition in 1948 as volume two in George Vernadsky's comprehensive series, A History of Russia. It is now available for the first time in a paperbound edition. At the time of its publication Kievan Russia received the following reviews: The account of this little-know chapter of Russian history is based on a formidable mass of Slavic Byzantine, Germanic, and Oriental (notably Arabic and Persian_ sources. Much of this material is new, and the thorough utilization of all primary and secondary literature accumulated since Kluchevsky wrote his great history easily makes this volume the definitive study of the Kievan period in the English language. There is hardly an aspect of the life of Russia at that time which remains untouched, and the scope of the author's interests and erudition is indeed impressive...When all is said, Vernadsky's filling a definite gap in American historical literature.-The Annals
Poor. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Clean former college library copy with weak binding. 424pp. A History of Russia Series, Volume II Reading and Reference Copy. ACCEPTABLE Condition HARD COVER. Written by George Vernadsky, published by Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1948, stated first edition, fifth printing (1966), 424pp, illustrated (maps). A History of Russia Series Volume II. Former college library copy with all the usual stamps and stickers. A few pages have penciled marginal notes and underlines, otherwise there are no noticeable folds, dog-ears, highlighting, stains, or tears. The dust jacket is missing. The binding is shaken and there are cracks at the front hinge and at page 411. The cover is dark navy-blue colored cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. The cover shows wear with bumping of the spine and corners, and some edge scuffing. This book has weak binding, but is still a good reading and reference copy. ISBN: None. LCCN: None. Non-Fiction; history; Medieval World; Imperial Plan; Oleg; Igor; Olga; Sviatoslav; Christianity; religion; Paganism; Vladimir; Iaroslav; Sviatopolk II; Vladimir Monomach; economics; sociology; government; political feudalism; Russian Federation; Slavs; Byzantium; Caucasus; Mongols; Kalka; folklore; arts; music; literature; humanities; health; language;
VERY GOOD/This book has a dust jacket. Book Navy cloth covers, 9 1/2" tall. 412pp, with folding map. VERY GOOD CONDITION---dust jacket quite chipped, original price is present, Brodart cover on dust jacket.
Good. No DJ. 5 x 1 x 8 inches. Pages are clean and unmarked by previous owners. Binding is sound. Text block is soiled and foxed. Spine is creased at ends, scuffed and rubbed. Covers are browned around edges and along spine, moderate overall foxing, scuffing and rubbing. Covers have minor edgewear, rubbing and slight creasing/curling at corners.
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, folding map, xii + 412 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting); in a Fair dust jacket with darkened spine and light soiling, edgewear that includes chipping. From dust jacket: Kievan Russia deals with the period from the coming of the Varangians to the Mongol invasion. This period is much better known than the ancient pre-Kievan Russia, but while there are contemporary written documents which constitute important evidence, they are few compared with those which are available for the study of western Europe for the same period, and the gaps left are often too wide to be fully bridged. Since there is no consensus of scholarly opinion even on major problems, Orofessor Vernadsky offers his own interpretation of many aspects of Russian history of the period in the hope that his attempt at reappraisal of disputed historiographical issues and criticism of sources may help toward a better understandinf of Russian history. This book for scholars and students of Far and Near Eastern history, as well as for Russian scholars and students, is Volume 2 in a History of Russia by George Vernadsky and Michael Karpovich.
Know your author, before buying. Vernadsky's books on Russian History aim for accuracy. They were written at a time when accuracy about Russia History was hard to come by if dependent upon Soviet historians.
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