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Iosif Brodskii, 21 titles Pasternak 5 titles - -  Complete Gumilev 2 books on the Tretyakov gallery - The Curzon Gospel   More titles as discussed by Professor Dan Waugh on H-EarlySlavic, http://www.h-net.org/~ess/ 
 

GUMILEV, N.S.,. Polnoe sobranie sochinenii, v desiati Tomakh. Volumes 1 - 8 ( all published so far) > Moscow: Voskresen'e 2001-2007, Rossijskaja Akademija Nauk, Institut Russkoj Literatury (Pushkinskij Dom). Red. kollegija: N. N. Skatov. Hardback set  GBP 335.00
 

Iosif Brodskii

1. Petrushanskaya E.M. Muzykal'nyi mir Iosifa Brodskogo.  SPb.: Izdatel'stvo zhurnala "Zvezda", 2004. 352 s., 1000. 5-94214-055-3. .. .  .: "", 2004. 352 ., 1000. 5-94214-055-3. GBP  27.50

2. Brodskii I. "Pis'mo arheologu" i drugie stihotvoreniya/ Perevod s angl. A.M. Oleara.  Tomsk: PaRt.com, 2004. 128 s., 1000. 5-902705-02-9 . " " / . .. .  : PaRt.com, 2004. 128 ., 1000. 5-902705-02-9 GBP  17.00

3. BRODSKII, Iosif, Iosif Brodskii razmerom podlinnika. Sbornik posvyashchennyi 50-letiyu I.Brodskogo. Tallin, 1990,252pp.,paper Vpervye publikuyutsya "Neotpravlennoe pis'mo" i "Aziatskie maksimy" Brodskogo. Stat'i, interv'yu i dr. o Brodskom; articles of A. Naymana, Ia. Gordin, A. Kushner., S. Lur'e GBP  6.50

4. "Chernet' na belom, pokuda beloe est'..." Antinomii Iosifa Brodskogo: Sbornik statei. Tomsk: PaRt.com, 2006. 288 s., 1000. 5-902705-10-X. " , ..." : . : PaRt.com, 2006. 288 ., 1000. 5-902705-10-X. GBP  23.00

5. Polukhina V.P. Bol'she samogo sebya. O Brodskom. (Seriya: "Beskonechnost'"). Tomsk: SK-S, 2009. 416 s., 2000. 978-5-904255-07-7. .. . . (: ""). : -, 2009. 416 ., 2000. 978-5-904255-07-7. GBP  27.50

6. Plehanova I.I. Metafizicheskaya misteriya Iosifa Brodskogo. Poet vremeni. Tomsk: SK-S, 2012. 384 s., 1000. 978-5-904255-22-0. .. . . : -, 2012. 384 ., 1000. 978-5-904255-22-0. GBP  24.00

7. Polukhina V.P. Evterpa i Klio Iosifa Brodskogo: Khronologiya zhizni i tvorchestva. Tomsk: SK-S, 2012. 640 s., 2000. 978-5-904255-20-6.  .. : . : -, 2012. 640 ., 2000. 978-5-904255-20-6. GBP  29.50

8. Losev L.V. Iosif Brodskii: Opyt literaturnoi biografii. (Seriya: ZhZL).  M.: Molodaya gvardiya, 2011. - 448 s., 978-5-235-03459-4. .. : . (: ).  .: , 2011. - 448 ., 978-5-235-03459-4. GBP  29.50

9. Losev L.V. Solzhenicyn i Brodskii kak sosedi.  SPb.: ID Ivana Limbaha, 2010. - 608 s., ISBN: 978-5-89059-109-8.  .. .  .: , 2010. - 608 ., ISBN: 978-5-89059-109-8. GBP  29.50

10. Venecianskie tetradi. Iosif Brodskii i drugie. Guaderni veneziani. Joseph Brodsky & others/ 2-e izdanie, ispr. i dop. (Seriya: "Non Fiction"). M.: OGI,. 2004. - 264 s. . . Guaderni veneziani. Joseph Brodsky & others/ 2- , . . (: "Non Fiction"). .: ,. 2004. - 264 .   GBP 29.50

11. Klots Ya. Iosif Brodskii v Litve. SPb.: PERLOV DESIGN CENTER, 2010. - 383 s., 1000 ekz., 978-5-904442-05-7. . . .: PERLOV DESIGN CENTER, 2010. - 383 ., 1000 ., 978-5-904442-05-7. GBP  79.50

12. Mil'chik M.I. Veneciya Iosifa Brodskogo. SPb.: PERLOV DESIGN CENTER, 2010. 352 s., 3000 ekz., 978-5-904442-01-9. .. . .: PERLOV DESIGN CENTER, 2010. 352 ., 3000 ., 978-5-904442-01-9. GBP  85.00

13. Polukhina V. Iosif Brodskii glazami sovremennikov (1996-2005). SPb.: Zhurnal "Zvezda", 2010. - 544 s., 978-5-7439-0139-5. . (1996-2005). .: "", 2010. - 544 ., 978-5-7439-0139-5. GBP  17.50

14. Polukhina V. Iosif Brodskii glazami sovremennikov (2006-2009). SPb.: Zhurnal "Zvezda", 2010. - 408 s., 978-5-7439-0141-8. . (2006-2009). .: "", 2010. - 408 ., 978-5-7439-0141-8. GBP  17.50

15. Koroleva N. Vstrechi v puti. SPb.: Zhurnal "Zvezda", 2010. - 488 s., 978-5-7439-0140-1.       Na stranicah vospominanii Niny Korolevoi chitatel' vstretitsya s druz'yami i znakomymi avtora Iosifom Brodskim,  Evgeniem Reinom, Aleksandrom Kushnerom, Glebom Gorbovskim, L'vom Losevym, Viktorom Sosnoroi i mnogimi drugimi yarkimi  lichnostyami. Zametnoe mesto zanimayut i lyudi starshego pokoleniya, sygravshie nezauryadnuyu rol' v nashei kul'ture i v sud'be  avtora knigi, - A.A.Ahmatova, L.Ya. Ginzburg, B.V. Tomashevskii, B.M. Eihenbaum, A.I. Solzhenicyn. I konechno zhe, talantlivyi  poet i uchitel' mnogih segodnyashnih klassikov Gleb Sergeevich Semenov. V vospominaniyah Niny Korolevoi pered chitatelyami  predstaet plodotvornaya i dramaticheskaya kul'turnaya epoha, vosstanovit svyaz' s kotoroi segodnya neobhodimo. . . .: "", 2010. - 488 ., 978-5-7439-0140-1.       ,  , , , ,   . ,   , - .., .. , .. , .. , .. . ,   .   , . GBP  19.50
16. Izmailov A. Stihami Brodskogo zvuchit v nas Leningrad. SPb.: Poligraf, 2011. - 158 s., 978-5-91868-002-5. . . .: , 2011. - 158 ., 978-5-91868-002-5. GBP  29.50
17. Purin A. List'ya, cvet i vetka. O russkoi poezii XX veka. SPb.: Zhurnal "Zvezda". 2010. - 384 s., 978-5-7439-0150-0.       Kniga peterburgskogo poeta, esseista i perevodchika, laureata premii "Severnaya Pal'mira" posvyashena russkoi poezii minuvshego veka.  Stat'i i esse, voshedshie v nee, publikovalis' v vedushih literaturnyh zhurnalah Rossii i v nauchnyh izdaniyah. Tem ne menee,  predstavlennoe zdes' - ne "sbornik rabot", a nekoe smyslovoe edinstvo, vysvechivayushee geneticheskie vzaimosvyazi tvorcheskih metodov  poetov XX veka - Annenskogo, Vyacheslava Ivanova, Kuzmina, Bloka, Ahmatovoi, Pasternaka, Mayakovskogo, Cvetaevoi, Mandel'shtama,  Georgiya Ivanova, Benedikta Livshica, Nabokova, Zabolockogo, Vaginova, Reina, Brodskogo, Kushnera, Borisa Ryzhego... Kniga sostoit  iz treh razdelov. V pervom issleduetsya sam fenomen poeticheskogo vyskazyvaniya, ego osobennost'. Vo vtorom - personalii etih  vyskazyvanii, vysheperechislennye poety. V tret'em razdele avtor polemiziruet s ryadom inyh esteticheskih i kul'turologicheskih  vozzrenii na russkuyu poeziyu proshlogo veka - i voobshe na poeziyu. . , . XX . .: "". 2010. - 384 ., 978-5-7439-0150-0.       , , " " .  , , . ,  - " ", ,   XX - , , , , , , , , ,  , , , , , , , , ...   . , . -   , .   - . GBP  19.50

18. Grudzinskaya-Gross I. Milosh i Brodskii: magnitnoe pole. M.: NLO, 2013. - 208 s., 978-5-4448-0051-5. - . : . .: , 2013. - 208 ., 978-5-4448-0051-5. GBP 16.00

19. Iosif Brodskii: problemy poetiki. M.: NLO, 2012. - 504 s., 978-5-86793-990-8. : . .: , 2012. - 504 ., 978-5-86793-990-8. GBP  18.00

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Kumpan E.A. Blizhnii podstup k legende. SPb.: Zvezda, 2005. 368 s., 5-94214-069-3.
.. . .: , 2005. 368 ., 5-94214-069-3.GBP  18.50

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Poet v zakrytom garnizone. (Seriya: Mir Iosifa Brodskogo). SPb.: Zvezda, 2008. 126 s., 978-5-7439-0134-0. . (: ). .: , 2008. 126 ., 978-5-7439-0134-0. GBP  17.95

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Pasternak: Pro et contra. B.L. Pasternak v sovetskoi, emigrantskoi, rossiiskoi literaturnoi kritike. Antologiya. T. 1 / Sost., komment. E.V. Pasternak i dr. (Seriya: Russkii put'). 
SPb.: RHGA, 2012. 1128 s., ISBN 978-5-88812-519-2. 
V Antologii dano otrazhenie obraza Pasternaka v sovremennoi emu kritike, predstavlyayushei rezkoe razdvoenie mnenii russkoi chitayushei publiki i literaturnoi kritiki - sovetskoi i emigrantskoi. Tom delitsya na 6 razdelov v sootvetstvii s rezkimi istoricheskimi i, sledovatel'no, glubokimi otvetnymi biograficheskimi izmeneniyami, skladyvavshimi soznatel'nuyu i tvorcheskuyu zhizn' Pasternaka. V knige predstavleny vyderzhki iz vospominanii, pisem, otzyvov, kriticheskih statei samogo shirokogo kruga avtorov. GBP  38.00

Yurchenko Yu. "Faust": Pasternak protiv Stalina. Zashifrovannaya poema. SPb.: Azbuka-klassika, 2010. 256 s., 978-5-9985-0860-8  GBP  17.00

Sergeeva-Klyatis A.Yu., Smolickii V.G. Moskva Pasternaka. M.: Sovpadenie, 2009. 527 s., 978-5-906030-45-0. GBP  17.00

Sergeeva-Klyatis A.Yu. "Spektorskii" Borisa Pasternaka: Zamysel i realizaciya. 
M.: Sovpadenie, 2007. 231 s., 978-5-906030-22-1. GBP  15.00
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Professor Dan Waugh discusses 2 new titles on  H-EarlySlavic, http://www.h-net.org/~ess/ 

V[adim] V[intserovich] Trepavlov. Sibirskii iurt posle Ermaka: Kuchum i Kuchumovichi v borbe za revansh. Moskva: Vostochnaia literatura, 2012. 231 pp. ISBN 978-5-02-036502-5. GBP  24.00

Trepavlov has been working for a good many years on the Turkic peoples on Muscovys eastern frontiers.  His previous books include: _Nogai i Bashkirii, XV-XVIII vv. Kniazheskie rody nogaiskogo proiskhozhdeniia_ (1997);  _Istoriia Nogaiskoi ordy_ (2001);  _Belyi tsar. Obraz monarkha i predstavleniia o poddanstve u narodov Rossii XV-XVIII vv._ (2007). His new book addresses a gap in our knowledge of the fate of the Siberian Chingizids.

The author admits that both parts of his title are not exactly accurate, in that the iurt in became at best a moving target and the goal of punishing the Muscovites for having deposed Kuchum seems not to have been the primary concern of his heirs.  Some of the Siberian Chingizids ended up in Russian captivity and exile in the Russian north, but their fate is not the real concern here. (He refers the reader to A. V. Beliakovs _Chingisidy v Rossii XV-XVII vekov_ [2011].)  Rather, Trepavlov explores the history of those who remained in Siberia, a somewhat bedraggled remnant that struggled for survival against rival indigenous groups, raided to be able to eat, and found themselves squeezed between an expanding Muscovy and the substantial threat from the Kalmyks.  Since the source base here includes a fair amount of previously untapped archival material, there should be quite a bit new 
for historians of Siberia and the northern fringes of Central Asia, but, as the author admits, the Russian perspective of his source base limits what one can learn the socio-economic history of the nomads.  I, for one, would like to know more about their relations with the Bukharan merchants, who crop up here only in passing.

I wonder whether a more nuanced reading of some of the material in the Russian sources, along the lines of what some Western scholars (e.g., Michael Khodarkovsky, Brian Boeck and Matthew Romaniello) have been doing in their examination of Muscovite relations with the steppe peoples, would take us a bit farther than Trepavlovs rather conventional approach that emphasizes conflict and confrontation.  He cites Khodarkovsky once or twice, but presumably would not have been able to incorporate some of the newer work which is now essential reading for those who would wish to understand the processes of Muscovite empire building and the response to it by those over whom the Muscovite government was claiming suzerainty. The evidence here certainly reinforces arguments about the unevenness and slow pace of the absorption of ostensibly conquered territories into the elusive empire (Romaniellos term).

Among the more curious episodes in this story are the missions sent by Kuchums heirs to Moscow, in order to obtain permission to visit their relatives who had been re-settled in Kargopol and Beloozero.  An appendix includes previously unpublished documents relating to these missions in 1639 and 1668-69.  The book has a bibliography, a genealogical tree for the descendants of Kuchum, and a general index.

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Rationale Divinorum officiorum Wilgelmi Durandi v russkom perevode kontsa XV v. Izdanie podgotovleno A. A. Romanovoi i V. A. Romodanovskoi. Otv. red. I. P. Medvedev. Moskva; Sankt-Peterburg: Indrik, 2012. 264 pp. ISBN 978-5-91674-219-0.  GBP  25.00

This valuable text publication at last fulfills the intent of the noted scholar V. N. Beneshevich (1874-1938), who never lived to complete his own edition.  Durandus larger work was one of the most famous and influential medieval explications of the liturgy.  The Old Russian translation from its eighth book (concerning the church calendar) was a project of Novgorod Archbishop Gennadii, undertaken in 1495 (that is, after the compilation of the new Paschal Tables in 1491/92).  The editors here are uncertain which of the possible translators who worked with Gennadii was responsible for the text but do not share Beneshevichs rather harsh judgment about the quality of the translation. In her brief treatment of the text, not cited here (where she mistakenly numbers the manuscript as Pogodin No. 1127), the late Elke Wimmer (_Novgorodein Tor zum Westen_, Hamburg, 2005, pp. 144-145) suggests Dmitrii Gerasimov as the most likely candidate.

While the text has survived in only a single, imperfect 17th century copy (RNB, Pogodin Collection No. 1121), as the introduction here specifies, it clearly was known and cited in other Muscovite texts, most extensively in a widely copied Predislovie sviattsam. Of particular interest for the translators was what Durandus had to say about the origin of the names of the signs of the zodiac and the planets and the method of calendrical calculation according to the system of indicts.

This careful edition includes a linguistic commentary on the principles of the translation, a description of the Pogodin manuscript, publication of the Old Russian text interlined with the Latin original (taken from an edition of 1485 but with emendations based on a modern critical edition of the text), and complete Latin-Old Russian and Old Russian Latin word indexes.
 

Botkina A.P. 
PAVEL MIHA'LOVICh TRET'YaKOV V ZhIZNI I ISKUSSTVE. 
M. : Art-Volhonka, 2012. 632 s.,  ISBN 978-5-904508-19-7-27-2.
Kniga vospominanii A.P.Botkinoi posvyashena ee otcu Pavlu Mihailovichu Tret'yakovu, moskovskomu kupcu, voshedshemu v istoriyu otechestvennoi kul'tury kak osnovatel' Tret'yakovskoi galerei. Eta kniga s serediny HH veka zavoevala shirokoe priznanie. Predlagaemoe chitatelyam shestoe pererabotannoe i dopolnennoe izdanie snabzheno obnovlennym nauchno-spravochnym apparatom i stalo vtorym tomom v ramkah chetyrehtomnogo izdatel'skogo proekta, predprinyatogo Tret'yakovskoi galereei i posvyashennogo issledovaniyu zhizni i deyatel'nosti brat'ev P.M. i S.M.Tret'yakovyh. Kniga vypushena k 180-letiyu so dnya rozhdeniya P.M.Tret'yakova vydayushegosya hudozhestvennogo deyatelya epohi, predprinimatelya, blagotvoritelya, prosvetitelya, no prezhde vsego sozdatelya krupneishego muzeya nacional'nogo iskusstva. Rukopis' A.P.Botkinoi "Pavel Mihailovich Tret'yakov v zhizni i iskusstve" ne utratila svoei aktual'nosti, ostavayas' odnoi iz samyh polnyh i podrobnyh biografii Tret'yakova. Izdanie adresovano kak specialistam, tak i shirokomu krugu chitatelei, interesuyushihsya otechestvennym iskusstvom. 
GBP  50.00
 

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Yudenkova T.V.  DRUGO' TRET'YaKOV : Sud'ba i kollekciya odnogo iz osnovatelei Tret'yakovskoi galerei . M. : Art-Volhonka, 2012. 392 s., ISBN 978-5-904508-19-7.
Kniga posvyashena moskovskomu kupcu Sergeyu Mihailovichu Tret'yakovu (18341892), mladshemu bratu P.M.Tret'yakova, voshedshemu v istoriyu kak odin iz osnovatelei Tret'yakovskoi galerei. V nei issleduetsya ne tol'ko istoriya i sud'ba sobraniya S.M.Tret'yakova i rekonstruiruetsya ego kollekciya, no i rassmatrivaetsya ego deyatel'nost' v sfere hudozhestvennogo prosvesheniya i na obshestvennom poprishe. Pervaya monografiya o S.M.Tret'yakove sozdana na osnove ogromnogo korpusa dokumentov epohi, mnogie iz kotoryh vpervye vvodyatsya v nauchnyi oborot. Izdanie adresovano shirokomu krugu lyubitelei iskusstva, chitatelyam, interesuyushimsya istoriei kollekcionirovaniya v Rossii, a takzhe specialistam-iskusstvovedam, istorikam, kul'turologam.  GBP  76.50
 

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Latukhinskaia stepennaia kniga 1676 goda. Izdanie podgotovili N. N. Pokrovskii, A. V. Sirenov. Otvetstvennyi redaktor N. N. Pokrovskii.  Moskva: Iazyki slavianskoi kultury. 880 pp.  ISBN 978-5-9551-0567-3. 

We can offer this at GBP  65.00

The long-overdue revival of interest in the Muscovite Book of Royal Degrees (_Stepennaia kniga_, for convenience below abbreviated SK) has brought us a new edition of that important text, a substantial revision in our understanding of its origins and much additional scholarship about its contents.  The book reviewed here may be seen as another product of this welcome attention to SK, in that the editors had a major role in the recent work on the 16th century text.  One might (perversely?) argue that it is even more important that we have proper editions of the later versions/continuations of the SK such as this one, since they were the ones that tended to be mined by historians such as Karamzin, who have shaped (distorted?) our understanding of early Russian history and whose influence has been so hard to shake off. Indeed, it was Karamzin who acquired the eponymous copy of the Latukhin text, so dubbed for the Balakhna merchant from whom he bought it.

The edition here is based on what has to be close to the authorial copy (Nizhnii Novgorod Regional Library, Ts-2658/2, dated 1679) of the extended version of the _Latukhinskaia stepennaia kniga_, a copy first brought to scholarly attention by L. L. Muraveva in the 1960s. The final section (missing in that manuscript) has been supplied from RNB, F.IV.249, a Chronographic Miscellany of approximately the same date, and a few other lacunae filled from GIM, Sinodalnoe sobranie No. 293.  N. N. Pokrovskii contributed an introductory essay reviewing various aspects of the texts history and its contents, although not really attempting to clarify its relationship to its sources.  A. V. Sirenovs archaeographic survey incorporates some of the material he has published elsewhere on the text and the manuscripts. There are indexes of personal and geographic names and a concordance table for the authorial and archival numbering of the folios in the Nizhnii Novgorod m!
 anuscript.

The Latukhin _Stepennaia kniga_ has long been of interest for its sometimes unique information on the Muscovite Time of Troubles.  Other important features of the text are its substantial attention to the Muscovite acquisition of Siberia and its inclusion even if largely in capsule summary, of information about a huge number of Russian saints. During the middle part of the 17th century, the original SK appears to have been little used: indicative is the history of the short-lived _Zapisnoi prikaz_ of the late 1650s, where a copy of it could not be obtained by those assigned by Aleksei Mikhailovich to write a continuation. While M. D. Kagan-Tarkovskaia suggested that the SK was an important source for the compilation of the _Tituliarnik_ late in Aleksei Mikhailovichs reign, Sirenov has shown that this was not the case, and that, apparently, no copy of SK was then available in the library 
of the Posolskii prikaz where the work was done. Tikhon Makarevskiis attention to the text then came at the moment when SK in a sense was born again and began to be drawn upon by various late Muscovite bookmen, in no little part thanks to him.  The fact that his version of the text, brought down to his own time, presented a coherent (if somewhat awkwardly assembled) idea of the development of the Muscovite tsardom was clearly significant for the writing of history in the Petrine era and beyond.

Indeed, as Sirenov argues, it was the first more or less successful attempt by a Muscovite writer to come up with a history that successfully united the histories of the Riurikid and Romanov dynasties, bridging the gap created by the end of the former.  The consensus seems to be that the author/compiler of this history was Tikhon of the Makarev-Zheltovodskii Monastery, where he was but briefly archimandrite in 1675-1677 before going on to occupy other important positions in the Orthodox hierarchy (he later became the Patriarchs treasurer).  While the text comes down to the end of the reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich, if Sirenov is right, it could not have been completed before 1678, since one important source was Innokentii Gizels _Sinopsis_, in the edition of that year.  Thus, of course, the designation of 1676 in the title of this new edition may seem a bit odd, since the editors do 
seem to agree that the work was finished in 1678, and the dedicatory verses in the manuscript bear a date of 1679.  In his separate monograph, _Stepennaia kniga i russkaia istoricheskaia mysl XVI-XVIII vv._ (M., 2010), Sirenov ventures in a footnote (p. 318) to question whether the Tikhon who was the Makarev archimandrite associated with the text is in fact the same Tikhon who occupied the later positions in church administration and is known, inter alia, as a writer on Muscovite music. Moreover, Sirenov notes that the apparent existence of two layers in the text may indicate a second, anonymous author/compiler did much of the work, with Tikhons providing merely the final touches.  These questions about possible multiple Tikhons do not loom large though in most of what Sirenov has written on the text and its fate, as the same Tikhon arguably was responsible for the influential 
so-called Chronographic version of the text that was produced between 1702 and 1705 in Moscow, and which seems clearly to have relied on the earlier version that is represented in the Nizhnii Novgorod manuscript Tikhon donated to his original monastic home.

Those who would use this new edition will want to have in hand as well not only Sirenovs valuable monograph (2010) mentioned above but his _Stepennaia kniga. Istoriia teksta_ (M. 2007). The 2010 book provides a sweeping overview of the relationship between the _Stepennaia kniga_ and the development of Russian historiography in the 16th-18th centuries.  The sections devoted to the Latukhin text (ep. pp. 306-318, 347-360) distill for the reader what is important to know about its history and highlight its relationship to key sources, only one of which was the 16th-century SK. Interestingly, Tikhon substantially edited what he took from the 16th-century text at the same time that he cut and pasted virtually without change, material from the _Sinopsis_, the _Kievo-Pecherskii paterik_, the _Kazanskaia istoriia_, and other sources.  In fact, where there were discrepancies, he preferred those  other sources to what was in the original SK. Moving on to the various Petrine historiographic projects, Sirenov then shows how the Latukhin _Stepennaia kniga_ figured in a good many of them.

For details regarding the redactions of the Latukhin text, one must consult the relevant Chapter 7 (pp. 315-370) in Sirenovs 2007 book, as that material is largely not repeated in the new edition.  While the editors readily acknowledge a debt to P. G. Vasenkos still valuable study of the text and its sources published in 1902 (where one finds, inter alia, a careful determination of which passages are based on the 16th-century SK), the more recent manuscript discoveries have shown that Vasenkos scheme of the main redactions is much in need of revision.  Part of Sirenovs study in 2007 focused on the marginalia in the Nizhnii Novgorod manuscript, which he included as an appendix (in the present edition, they are all in the text, with notes indicating their placement in the margins of the manuscript).  For the later history of the text, these marginalia are important, as they were incorporated without break in subsequent copies.

As the editors admit, the study of the Latukhin _Stepennaia kniga_ has by no means been exhausted, as there is still much to learn about its relationship to other historical works.  We can be grateful to have now the basis on which to pursue such study and can only hope that this edition will inspire the publication of other late Muscovite histories that are essential if we are ever fully to understand the emergence of modern historical writing in Russia and to clear away the cobwebs that the late Muscovite texts have draped over the realities of Muscovite history.

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 Vakareliyska C. (ed). The Curzon Gospel (2 vols). 2008, 1344 pp., fine immaculate hardback set . The first full publication of Curzon Gospel, transliterated and annotated. Introduction and commentary accessibly presented for historians and theologians Contains a complete index verborum of all orthographic and morphological forms. An essential tool for the study of medieval Slavic. Offers unique insights into the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church. This pioneering work introduces and presents the first full publication of the text of an unusual fourteenth-century Bulgarian gospel manuscript known as the Curzon Gospel. Volume I is an annotated transcription edition of the manuscript. Volume II is a comprehensive introduction and commentary volume analyzing its linguistic, orthographic, and textual features. The Curzon Gospel c. 1354, is important both for the study of the development of the Bulgarian language and for understanding the medieval Slavic tradition of Gospel transmission. Unlike most medieval Slavic manuscripts, it is reliably datable and serves as a chronological reference point for other gospel manuscripts. Professor Vakareliyska's annotated transcription edition includes modern chapter and verse numeration and a line-by-line comparison of the text with a corpus of twelve other Church Slavonic manuscripts. It has an index verborum of all orthographic and morphological forms in the text and their locations. Professor Vakareliyska has written and designed her commentary volume for a general audience of linguists, medievalists, Byzantinists, and Church historians. She examines the Curzon Gospel's close relationship to the thirteenth and fourteenth-century Dobreisho and Banitsa gospels and, by comparing the three manuscripts, offers a broad reconstruction of their common ancestor. She includes a detailed discussion of the Curzon Gospel's calendar of saints, discussing its relation to the tenth-century Constantinople Typikon and Latin martyrologies, and its implications for the understanding of the medieval Slavic calendar tradition. The book is fully indexed. These volumes offer a unique resource for the study of the medieval Church Slavonic language and Gospel tradition, and the veneration of saints in the Slavic Eastern Orthodox tradition. Cynthia Vakareliyska's work will be treasured by generations of scholars . Winner of the Early Slavic Studies Association 2010 Distinguished Scholarship Award Winner of the 2009 American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Best Contribution to Slavic Linguistics prize. Winner of the 2009 Bulgarian Studies Association John D. Bell Memorial Book Prize .(weight 3 KG) OUP's price July 2013 is GBP 310.00  GBP 95.00
 
 
 
 
 

 

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