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Rodica C. Botoman, Donald E. Corbin, E. Garrison Walters

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Fifteen chapters covering a variety of topics. Many illustrations and much cultural information. Romanian-English glossary at the end.

"...this excellent manual ... is eminently suited to those seeking material in Rumanian that may be used for listening comprehension, oral work, and reading and writing exercises." (SEER)



Foreword     7

Don Karl Rowney

Introduction     9

Part I. Russian Adventurers in the Age of Enlightenment: Expeditions to the Pacific in the Eighteenth Century

Basil Dmytryshyn

Privately Financed Russian Expeditions to the North Pacific in the Eighteenth Century     17

E. A. P. Crownhart-Vaughan

Eighteenth-Century Russian Scientific Expeditions to the North Pacific Ocean     38

Part II. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy in the Nineteenth Century...

Edited by Radmila J. Gorup and Bogdan Rakic


The texts published in this collection, ranging from poetry in Professor Vasa D. Mihailovich's native Serbian language to essays dealing with literary works written in and about exile, from works on traditional Serbian poetry to studies on the Serbian language and poetry in English translation, amply illustrate the wide range of literary activities in which Mihailovich has himself participated over...

Stephen Blackwell, Michael Finke, Nina Perlina and Yekaterina Vernikov

(ISSN) 0073-6929

This volume honors the contributions of Vadim Liapunov to the Russian/Slavic field. Best known for his translations and scholarship on Bakhtin, he has also trained several generations of productive scholars. This collection spans the breadth of Vadim Liapunov's intellectual interests, with thematic sections entitled Translation; Philosophical Aesthetics, Cultural and Linguistic Studies; The Age of Pushkin, On Realism, Beyond the Silver...


In the mid-1930s, when the Soviet regime established Birobidzhan as the “Soviet Jewish state” with Yiddish as its official language, the local Yiddish theater assumed new prominence. In Search of Milk and Honey focuses on the theater’s role as the standard bearer and guiding spirit of this controversial exercise in nation building. The reconstruction of the ideological and cultural impulses...

John Dingley and Leon Ferder


It is no exaggeration to state that Professor Dean S. Worth has been the most influential Slavic linguist in America of the first generation of scholars trained by Roman Jakobson. In addition to an extraordinary range of publications, he helped train several successive generations of younger Slavists, many of whom have helped establish graduate programs and further disseminated his influence...


Part history and part anthology, this close study of contemporary journal articles, letters, and poetry shows the extraordinary tension of the alternately competing and coalescing drives of nationalism and feminism among the Slovaks in Austria-Hungary. Women co-opted into the national movement learned to enlarge and internalize the new opportunities given them by national needs. The desperate position of the Slovaks...

Yordan Yovkov Translated from Bulgarian by John Burnip


Yordan Yovkov (1880-1937) is universally regarded as one of the two best Bulgarian prose writers of the twentieth century. Although he spent most of his adult life in cities, his stories are about the villages and the mountains. The two books translated here both appeared in 1927 and immediately established Yovkov as a major writer. Two years later they brought...


An analysis of the lyrics and literary criticism of Innokentij Annenskij both as a means of understanding an important and insufficiently studied poet and as a vehicle for studying the impact of Annenskij's aesthetic theory and practice on the literary doctrine of the Acmeists. The discussion of Annenskij's work is supplemented by an exploration of the essays comprising the Acmeist...


Fedor Sologub's peculiar masterpiece, The Petty Demon (1907) today provokes the same reactions of irritation and delight as when it first appeared. This first full-length study of The Petty Demon shows that part of the novel's uniqueness can be explained by its particular relation to several historical and literary-historical factors: the era of political reaction during the reigns of Alexander...

Charles E. Townsend and Veronica N. Dolenko


This new version of the Instructor's Manual is now available from Slavica. It contains comments and suggestions on how to use the text, as well as answers to the exercises. (Supplied free to teachers adopting Continuing With Russian.)

Oscar E. Swan


This book is a sequel to and continuation of the author's immensely successful First Year Polish. It is intended for use in the late second through the third year of language study.

For additional materials, visit the author's website at: http://lektorek.org

The text is also suited for independent study. Upon completing this course, the student should have a...

Slava Paperno, Alice Stone Nakhimovsky, Alexander Nakhimovsky and Richard L. Leed

viii + 340

Designed for students who have had at least one year of Russian, this textbook is appropriate for the 3rd, 4th, or 5th semester and can be covered in one or two semesters. It is the middle course of the series of Russian textbooks produced by the Upstate New York writing team from Cornell and Colgate universities (Beginning Russian and Advanced...

xiii + 185


"There are stories that could have taken place anywhere - of love and hate, beauty and ugliness, illness and music - stories distinctly and intriguingly Slovak..."



Into the Spotlight features the best of what Slovak literature has to offer today. The sixteen authors presented here have all been shortlisted for, and many have won, some...

An Introduction to Estonian Literature

Hilary Bird’s Introduction to Estonian Literature is truly a pioneering work, and a welcome contribution for anyone with an interest in the lively and flourishing literature of this small but culturally vibrant country. Ms. Bird’s coverage is not merely of the modern writers, some of whose work is available in English translation, but also of literature in the Estonian language...


Because this book contains not only the grammatical material, but also readings and a detailed glossary for them, with full cross-referencing, it makes a complete introductory course in OCS. All paradigms and reading selections (except the Freising texts) are in the Cyrillic alphabet, and the entire book makes liberal use of bold face, italics, etc. The 75-page Glossary lists every...


An Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Early Indo-European languages is intended to supply the reader with what Oswald Szemerényi has termed the “basic equipment” for any in-depth study of Indo-European: namely, some knowledge of Gothic, Latin, Ancient Greek, Old Church Slavic, Sanskrit, and Hittite. The first chapter provides an introduction to synchronic and diachronic terminology and method as well as...


Although this book was written for structure of Russian courses, it can also be used profitably in upper-level grammar courses. It consists of parts on phonetics, phonemics and morphophonemics. The phonetics section gives a general introduction to phonetics and uses Roman transcription to elucidate the spelling system. The morphophonemics section treats such topics as roots, affixes, endings, inserted vowels, Church...


Although the author characterizes this book as an "introductory textbook," it in fact covers a wide range of topics and levels and will be suitable for persons at all levels except the most advanced. The first five chapters are preparation for the main part of the book. Chapter I describes the Slavic languages as they exist at present -- their...

F.P. Sorokoletov and R.V. Odekov

Edited by Frank Gladney


Originally a publication of Saint Petersburg State University This reverse-alphabetized 240,000-word list, compiled from the multi-volume Slovar' russkix narodnyx govorov, encompasses not only the volumes published to date, but also the entire working files of the compilers at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Alphabetized from the end of the word, it provides an unparalleled tool for the linguistic investigation of...


Monografiia iavliaetsia pervym samostoiatel'nym issledovaniem, posviashchennym russkim iskliucheniiam. Avtor rabotal nad nim v techenie bolee tridtsati let. V nachale semideshtykh godov poiavilis' ego pervye publikatsii, sviazannye s problemoi antisistemnykh iavlenii v iazyke. Eti iavleniia nabliudaiutsia na vsekh iazykovykh urovniakh, porozhdaia asistemnye sostoianiia. V iazyke, kak i v drugikh slozhnykh i neodnorodnykh iavleniiakh, est' struktury bolee ustoichivye i bolee glubokie; est'...

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Issues in Russian Morphosyntax was the second of Slavica’s three noteworthy collections of articles on Slavic syntax.  In his introduction to this reissue, Slavica director George Fowler writes that this title contains a number of rich articles that were essential in the formation of his morphosyntactic mirovozrenie.

Slavica would like to express its sincere thanks to Michael Flier and Richard...

Pavol Rankov, translated by Magdalena Mullek

It Happened on the First of September (or Some Other Time)
viii + 267

Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature.

"It's where we've ended up. Not because of our own mistakes, because of politics. We weren't able to live our own lives; we had to live the way we were told to." - Maria (excerpt from book)

"It Happened on the First of September is a novel with epic sweep yet without...

Charles J. Halperin

Ivan IV and Muscovy
viii + 407

Ivan the Terrible continues to fascinate and confuse historians. In Ivan the Terrible: Free to Reward and Free to Punish Charles J. Halperin presented a new and comprehensive interpretation of Ivan’s personality and reign. In his second book on Ivan, Ivan IV and Muscovy, Halperin both explores in depth conclusions adumbrated only briefly in his first and more often provides...

By Valentin Rasputin, Translated by Margaret Winchell


For more about Ivan's Daughter, read our interview with translator Margaret Winchell. 

As E. L. Doctorow noted, “The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.” Understanding present-day Russia requires a grasp of the country’s history. While the facts may be plain, what life was actually like for the citizens...