H-EarlySlavic is a forum for the discussion of Slavic history, literature, and culture before 1725. It is focused primarily on East Slavic (Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian) regions, though West and South Slavic areas will also be considered.

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New book: Filiushkin on the invention of the Livonian War

Posted by Daniel Waugh <dwaugh@u.washington.edu>

New book: Filiushkin on the invention of the Livonian War

A[leksandr] I[l’ich] Filiushkin. Izobretaia pervuiu voinu Rossi ii Evropy. Baltiiskie voiny vtoroi poloviny XVI v. glazami sovremennikov i potomkov. Studiorum Slavicorum Orbis, vyp. 6. Sankt-Peterburg: “Dmitrii Bulanin”, 2013. 880 pp., 282 ill., maps. ISBN 978-5-86007-726-3

Russian History, TofC, 41 No. 2, 2014

Russian History 41, No. 2, 2014

Russia Beyond the Traditional Boundaries: Essays in Honor of David M. Goldfrank Part II and III

Guest Editors: Michael G. Smith, Isaiah Gruber, and Sandra Pujals

Part II

Paul du Quenoy, Arabs under Tsarist Rule: The Russian Occupation of Beirut, 1773-1774

Mikhail Mamedov, From Civilizing Mission to Defensive Frontier: The Russian Empire's Changing Views of the Caucasus (1801-1864)

The new volume of Knizhnye tsentry Drevnei Rusi

Posted by Daniel C. Waugh <dwaugh@u.washington.edu>

The new volume of Knizhnye tsentry Drevnei Rusi.

Knizhnye tsentry Drevnei Rusi: Knizhniki i rukopisi Kirillo-Belozerskogo monastyria. Redkol. N. V. Ponyrko, S. A. Semiachko. Sankt-Peterburg: Izd-vo. “Pushkinskii dom”, 2014. 440 pp. + 32 color plates. ISBN 978-5-91476-056-1.

A Visit to Byzantium

Posted by Daniel Waugh <dwaugh@u.washington.edu>

I mentioned in passing in a recent review notice my then upcoming trip to Istanbul.  Unfortunately, the anticipation I registered about what I would find in Hagia Sophia proved to be overly optimistic.  To correct that note and provide what I hope will be a bit of useful information if any of you are planning a trip there soon, I have created a pdf file with short text and a selection of some nice photos that should be of interest.  You can access it at: