Walter K Hanak's The Nature and the Image of Princely Power in Kievan Rus', PDF

By Walter K Hanak

ISBN-10: 9004259821

ISBN-13: 9789004259829

Within the Nature and similar to Princely strength in Kievan Rus', 980-1054, Walter ok. Hanak bargains a severe research of the annalistic, literary, and different works that offer wealthy if conflicting and contradictory info at the nature of princely energy and their picture or literary representations. the first assets reveal an interplay among the truth and the notions bearing on princely strength and the way this energy generates a picture of itself. the writer additionally analyses the textual incongruities that seem to be a mirrored image of a few currents -- Byzantine, Varangian, Khazar, and japanese Slavic. The secondary assets supply numerous interpretations, which Hanak seeks to uphold and dispute. His tension, despite the fact that, is to view this proof within the mild of a newly Christianized kingdom and the launching of a maturative technique in its early heritage.

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Download PDF by Bill Browder: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One

By Bill Browder

ISBN-10: 1476755752

ISBN-13: 9781476755755

A real-life political mystery approximately an American financier within the Wild East of Russia, the homicide of his principled younger tax lawyer, and his risky venture to show the Kremlin’s corruption.

Bill Browder’s trip began at the South part of Chicago and moved via Stanford company college to the dog-eat-dog international of hedge fund making an investment within the Nineteen Nineties. It persisted in Moscow, the place Browder made his fortune heading the most important funding fund in Russia after the Soviet Union’s cave in. but if he uncovered the corrupt oligarchs who have been robbing the firms within which he was once making an investment, Vladimir Putin became on him and, in 2005, had him expelled from Russia.

In 2007, a bunch of legislation enforcement officials raided Browder’s workplaces in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s businesses had paid to the Russian executive. Browder’s lawyer Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and exposed a sprawling legal company. A month after Sergei testified opposed to the officers concerned, he used to be arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, the place he was once tortured for a 12 months. On November sixteen, 2009, he used to be resulted in an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and overwhelmed to loss of life by means of 8 guards in complete rebel gear.

Browder glimpsed the guts of darkness, and it reworked his existence: he launched into an unrelenting quest for justice in Sergei’s identify, exposing the towering cover-up that leads correct as much as Putin. A monetary caper, against the law mystery, and a political campaign, purple detect is the tale of 1 guy taking over overpowering odds to alter the area.

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Download PDF by ABBYY Lingvo: ABBYY Lingvo Comprehensive Russian-English Dictionary

By ABBYY Lingvo

The excellent English-Russian and Russian-English Learner's Dictionary of Collocations is the manufactured from the author's approach to compilation of learner's dictionaries comprehensively describing the English language procedure for Russian-speaking (thinking in Russian) scholars studying English. the most rules of the method:
- specialise in a particular pupil (thinking in Russian);
- vocabulary choice in line with frequency;
- semantic constitution of phrases in accordance with frequency;
- presentation of vocabulary goods in phrases;
- commentaries to entries (4 forms) in line with Russian-English contrastive and comparative studies;
- translation variants;
- purposes of linguistic content;
- Russian-English thesaurus (reverse dictionary).
Total quantity of over 2 hundred author's sheets
The dictionary is a interpreting and coding learner's dictionary, i.e. it explains the incorporated words' meanings and also teaches considering within the overseas language in addition to formulating/coding of a inspiration in Russian utilizing the English language. a number of comparative commentaries serve an analogous purpose.
The authors depend on the theories of words, their types and ideas of the lexical items' cognitive body. those topics shape the theoretical foundation mirrored within the constitution of the dictionary's entries.

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Download e-book for iPad: Death Or Glory: The Legacy Of The Crimean War by Robert Edgerton

By Robert Edgerton

ISBN-10: 0813335701

ISBN-13: 9780813335704

In 1853, the Crimean conflict started as an intensely romantic affair, with officials and infantrymen alike taking to the fray with words like “death or glory” on their tongues and of their hearts. not anything sticks out extra starkly than the durability of the warriors who fought so savagely, seldom complained, and in basic terms infrequently collapsed less than war’s poor and incessant stresses. Acts of fabulous bravery, lots of them by way of medical professionals, ladies, and youngsters, have been general. yet so used to be callousness and brutality. The conflict quickly grew to become an impersonal, long-range killing fit that resembled, a ways upfront, the ditch battle of worldwide battle I. It turned a exhibit for undesirable generalship and bureaucratic bungling. males, girls, and youngsters died of starvation, chilly, and disorder time and again extra frequently than they have been killed through rifles or the main colossal artillery barrages the realm have ever seen.Death or Glory isn't an insignificant conflict chronology; really, it's a narrative immersion into stipulations in the course of what turned arguably the main tragically botched army crusade, from either side, in smooth ecu history—and the main fast precedent to the yankee Civil conflict. Edgerton paints a bright photo of the conflict, from the cost of the sunshine Brigade and the heroics of Florence Nightingale to the British squaddies who, easily not able to take the distress, hunger, and cholera to any extent further, took their very own lives. He describes how leaders failed their males many times; how ladies and youngsters turned unseen heroes; how the universally despised Turks fought their very own conflict; and, ultimately and maybe most significantly, why such a lot of fought so bravely in what appeared a futile reason. through evaluating those reports with these of Northern and Southern squaddies throughout the extra well-documented American Civil warfare, Edgerton contributes a brand new point of view on how squaddies within the mid-19th century skilled battle, demise, and glory.

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Religious Schism in the Russian Aristocracy 1860–1900 by Edmund Heier (auth.) PDF

By Edmund Heier (auth.)

ISBN-10: 9401032289

ISBN-13: 9789401032285

ISBN-10: 9401032300

ISBN-13: 9789401032308

My study within the highbrow and religious sphere of 19th­ century Russia published that ever because the penetration of the style­ capable anti-ecclesiastical perspectives of the Encyclopedists into Russia, the aristocrats had grown detached to faith. The non secular vacuum created due to such stipulations couldn't final, even though, for a protracted time period; least of all through the a long time following the r860's whilst Russia's ethical, socio-political, and non secular difficulties have been so much acute. the next quest for salvation and the final spiritual inquiry between Russia's elite, as they have been recognized within the West, manifested itself mainly within the writings of such profound non secular and philosophical thinkers as V. Solov'ev, ok. Leont'ev, N. Fedorov, Dos­ toevskij, and Tolstoj. They represent, notwithstanding, just a fraction of these laid low with the eager for non secular fact and counsel in an age of transition and uncertainty. There existed between Russia's aristocracy within the moment 1/2 the 19th century a frequent socio-religious stream referred to as Radstockism or Pashkovism, which aimed for a non secular protection and with it a metamorphosis of Russia on a moral and ethical foundation. those aristocrats have been women and men who of their formative years have been in­ diverse to all religion, yet who had by no means deserted the quest for an answer to their very own and to Russia's difficulties. the answer to those difficulties they believed to be in response to ethical and non secular ideas present in Evangelical Christianity.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Russian Empire, 1450-1801 by Nancy Shields Kollmann

By Nancy Shields Kollmann

ISBN-10: 0199280517

ISBN-13: 9780199280513

Glossy Russian id and old adventure has been principally formed by means of Russia's imperial previous: an empire that was once based within the early glossy period and endures largely this day. The Russian Empire 1450-1801 surveys how the components that made up the empire have been conquered and the way they have been ruled. It considers the Russian empire a 'Eurasian empire', characterised by means of a 'politics of difference': the rulers and their elites on the middle outlined the state's wishes minimally - with keep an eye on over security, legal legislation, taxation, and mobilization of assets - and another way tolerated neighborhood religions, languages, cultures, elites, and associations. the heart relating to groups and religions vertically, in accordance each one a modicum of rights and autonomies, yet did not let horizontal connections throughout nobilities, townsmen, or different teams probably with universal pursuits to coalesce. therefore, the Russian empire was once multi-ethnic and multi-religious; Nancy Kollmann provides distinct cognizance to the foremost ethnic and spiritual teams, and surveys the government's concepts of governance - centralized forms, army reform, and a replaced judicial approach. the quantity can pay specific recognition to the dissemination of a supranational ideology of political legitimacy in numerous media - written resources and basically public ritual, portray, and especially structure. starting with foundational good points, comparable to geography, weather, demography, and geopolitical state of affairs, The Russian Empire 1450-1801 explores the empire's basically agrarian economic climate, serfdom, cities and exchange, in addition to the numerous spiritual teams - essentially Orthodoxy, Islam, and Buddhism. It tracks the emergence of an 'Imperial the Aristocracy' and a countrywide self-consciousness that was once, through the tip of the eighteenth century, quite imperial, embracing the range of the empire's many peoples and cultures.

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Read e-book online Sweden PDF

By Ulf Johansson

ISBN-10: 0756669359

ISBN-13: 9780756669355

DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to thousands of locations all over the world really exhibit you what others simply let you know. they've got develop into popular for his or her visible excellence, inclusive of remarkable images, 3D mapping, and in particular commissioned cutaway illustrations. DK Eyewitness shuttle publications are the one publications that paintings both good for notion, as a making plans instrument, a realistic source whereas touring, and a memento following any journey.

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