Reviews

Author: 
Marta Filipová
Reviewer: 
Andrey Shabanov

Shabanov on Filipová, 'Cultures of International Exhibitions 1840-1940: Great Exhibitions in the Margins'


Marta Filipová. Cultures of International Exhibitions 1840-1940: Great Exhibitions in the Margins. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2015. Illustrations. xvi + 358 pp. $130.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4724-3281-0.

Reviewed by Andrey Shabanov (European University at St. Petersburg)
Published on H-Russia (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha

Author: 
Isabel Ermida, ed.
Reviewer: 
Svitlana Krys

Krys and Malmquist on Ermida, 'Dracula and the Gothic in Literature, Pop Culture and the Arts'


Isabel Ermida, ed. Dracula and the Gothic in Literature, Pop Culture and the Arts. Brill, 2016. 356 pp. $126.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-30806-0.

Reviewed by Svitlana Krys (MacEwan University) and Andrew Malmquist (MacEwan University)
Published on H-Russia (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha

Author: 
Heather D. DeHaan
Reviewer: 
Maria Silina

Silina on DeHaan, 'Stalinist City Planning: Professionals, Performance, and Power'


Heather D. DeHaan. Stalinist City Planning: Professionals, Performance, and Power. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. 272 pp. $72.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4426-4534-9.

Reviewed by Maria Silina (Université du Québec à Montréal / Research Institute for Theory and History of Fine Arts, Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia.)
Published on H-Russia (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha

Author: 
Rosalind P. Blakesley, Margaret Samu, eds.
Reviewer: 
Allison Leigh

Leigh on Blakesley and Samu, 'From Realism to the Silver Age: New Studies in Russian Artistic Culture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier'


Rosalind P. Blakesley, Margaret Samu, eds. From Realism to the Silver Age: New Studies in Russian Artistic Culture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2014. xiv + 226 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87580-703-4.

Reviewed by Allison Leigh (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Published on H-Russia (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha

Author: 
Isabel Wünsche
Reviewer: 
Natasha Kurchanova

Kurchanova on Wünsche, 'The Organic School of the Russian Avant-garde: Nature's Creative Principles'


Isabel Wünsche. The Organic School of the Russian Avant-garde: Nature's Creative Principles. Science and the Arts since 1750 Series. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. 242 pp. $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4724-3269-8.

Reviewed by Natasha Kurchanova (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Russia (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha

Author: 
David Moon
Reviewer: 
Brian Bonhomme

Bonhomme on Moon, 'The Plough That Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914'


David Moon. The Plough That Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914. Oxford Studies in Modern European History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 304 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-955643-4.

Reviewed by Brian Bonhomme (Youngstown State University)
Published on H-Russia (March, 2014)
Commissioned by Randall Dills

Author: 
Jane T. Costlow
Reviewer: 
David Moon

Moon on Costlow, 'Heart-Pine Russia: Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest'


Jane T. Costlow. Heart-Pine Russia: Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013. xi + 270 pp. $36.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5059-4.

Reviewed by David Moon
Published on H-Russia (July, 2013)
Commissioned by Randall Dills

Author: 
Marjorie L. Hilton
Reviewer: 
Krista Sigler

Sigler on Hilton, 'Selling to the Masses: Retailing in Russia, 1880-1930'


Marjorie L. Hilton. Selling to the Masses: Retailing in Russia, 1880-1930. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012. 344 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6167-3.

Reviewed by Krista Sigler
Published on H-Russia (April, 2012)
Commissioned by Randall Dills

Author: 
Irina Paert
Reviewer: 
David Goldfrank

Goldfrank on Paert, 'Spiritual Elders: Charisma and Tradition in Russian Orthodoxy'


Irina Paert. Spiritual Elders: Charisma and Tradition in Russian Orthodoxy. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010. 308 S. $43.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-429-3.

Reviewed by David Goldfrank (Georgetown University)
Published on H-Russia (March, 2012)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

Spiritual Elders in the Russian Orthodox Tradition

Author: 
Sean McMeekin
Reviewer: 
Lucien J. Frary

Frary on McMeekin, 'The Russian Origins of the First World War'


Sean McMeekin. The Russian Origins of the First World War. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. 344 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06210-8.

Reviewed by Lucien J. Frary
Published on H-Russia (February, 2012)
Commissioned by Randall Dills

Russia’s Kriegsschuldfrage Revisited 

Author: 
Kevin M. F. Platt
Reviewer: 
Charles J. Halperin

Halperin on Platt, 'Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths'


Kevin M. F. Platt. Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011. Illustrations. xi + 294 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4813-3.

Reviewed by Charles J. Halperin
Published on H-Russia (December, 2011)
Commissioned by Randall Dills

The Cultural History of Historical Myths

Author: 
Scott M. Kenworthy
Reviewer: 
Christopher Stroop

Stroop on Kenworthy, 'The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism, and Society after 1825'


Scott M. Kenworthy. The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism, and Society after 1825. New York: Oxford University Press; Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2010. xv + 528 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-973613-3.

Reviewed by Christopher Stroop (Department of History, Stanford University)
Published on H-Russia (November, 2011)
Commissioned by Randall Dills

Author: 
Olga Haldey
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Mitchell

Mitchell on Haldey, 'Mamontov's Private Opera: The Search for Modernism in Russian Theater'


Olga Haldey. Mamontov's Private Opera: The Search for Modernism in Russian Theater. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. . $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35468-6.

Reviewed by Rebecca Mitchell (Postdoctoral Fellow, Havighurst Center)
Published on H-Russia (November, 2011)
Commissioned by Randall Dills

Author: 
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
Reviewer: 
Jarrod Tanny

Tanny on Petrovsky-Shtern, 'Lenin's Jewish Question'


Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern. Lenin's Jewish Question. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010. 224 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-15210-4.

Reviewed by Jarrod Tanny (University of North Carolina at Wilmington)
Published on H-Russia (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

The Politics of Lenin's Ethnicity

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