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 ...
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 "This volume is an outstanding contribution to the understanding of an important period of Russian history. It is bound to have a marked influence on Western opinion about the years in Russian history it treats in such masterly manner."-- American Historical Review "If Professor Vernadsky has not written the definitive work on Kievan Russia, no such book could be written without being indebted to Professor Vernadsky's encyclopedic erudition."-- American Historical Review George Vernadsky is professor emeritus of Russian history at Yale University and the author of numerous books on Russian history.
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;
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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.
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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