A Message from the ESSA President

Those of you who successfully found your way to Boca Raton will know that I did not. As I prepared to depart sunny, calm Iowa on Wednesday, September 23, the National Weather Service had hurricane watches up for both coasts of Florida; on the eastern coast the watch included Fort Lauderdale and all points immediately south of Boca Raton. Like many of you, therefore, I pondered the possibilities, and decided not to fly. I am happy to say that even United Airlines ratified my decision, refunding (in travel vouchers) my "non-refundable" ticket. But brave hearts among us waded into the weather, and perhaps scared Georges off to the west, allowing for what I understand were some very sunny days not much encumbered by program panels.

I did not much regret missing the sun (come February I might feel differently about this), but I did regret missing the ESSA meeting because I was looking forward to our considering several issues that I first raised in the Newsletter last spring (http://www.grin.edu/~essaweb). Some of these matters came up at the ESSA business meeting that David Prestel ably chaired in my absence. But I shall use the space at my disposal here to alert you to several developments discussed and approved by the Executive Committee.

First, the Executive Committee has approved, and is submitting to the membership, a change in the dues structure. Eschewing more complicated schemes, we have decided 1) to retain the $5/annum dues for all graduate students, the unemployed, and members from Central and Eastern Europe; 2) to raise the dues for all else to $10/annum, effective 1/1/99 (or with each renewal thereafter). In this electoral season it is unwise, I know, to propose raising any imposts, but we believe that there are several good reasons to improve the financial position of the organization. In the first place, as the Boca Raton convention site proved, our treasury is inadequate to provide supplemental funding which might prove necessary under the new regime imposed by AAASS on affiliate organizations. You may remember that I reported last spring that the AAASS Executive Director had advised us that henceforth we could count on a room for our business meeting now only every other year, and not annually as we had in the past. (The allocation of space is to be done by lottery, we are told, so we do not yet know if we will win space in St. Louis; I am writing the Executive Director to ask that we receive our allocation beginning in 1999 so as to coordinate with our biennial election sequence.) In the years when we have no room allocation, if we required space for business, or even to host some form of social event, we would need a modest cash reserve to secure a room. Secondly, the Executive Committee has endorsed the idea of establishing a prize to recognize outstanding scholarship in early Slavic studies. We believe that especially now, when so much emphasis attends present-day developments, an annual prize would help achieve one of the main goals of our organization, "promoting the dissemination of scholarly information on early Slavic studies." Instituting a modest increase in dues would allow us to institute a small, but we hope well-publicized, prize that would recognize scholarly accomplishment. If the membership seconds our motion, I will appoint a committee representative of the various disciplines in our association to recommend a procedure for awarding such a prize. You will find elsewhere in this newsletter a brief ballot on the proposal that we raise dues beginning with 1999.

Secondly, those of you who made it to the business meeting in Boca Raton will know that last spring I appointed a committee from our membership to examine how the association might better use the new technologies at our disposal. Don Ostrowski (Harvard) has ably chaired this group which includes David Birnbaum (Pittsburgh), Sandra Levy (Chicago), Cynthia Vakareliyska (Oregon), and Dan Waugh (Washington). Elsewhere in these pages you can read a separate report on their work.

One issue that I specially charged them to examine was the status of the association's newsletter. For more than a year now, once paper copies have been mailed out, we have placed on-line an electronic version of the newsletter (http://www.grin.edu/~essaweb/announ.html). I wondered whether the committee had a recommendation on how we might proceed in future; might we at some point plan to replace the paper copy (and save the costs of printing and postage) with an electronic copy, or was this not yet feasible? The Executive Committee, having heard the suggestions of this committee, has recommended that for now we continue with both a hard copy and an electronic copy of the newsletter. However, we are asking that as people renew their membership (or independently by e-mail, if this be more convenient) they indicate whether they would like to continue receiving a paper copy, or if they are satisfied to receive an e-mail notice alerting them to the fact that the latest issue is available on-line. This solution allows us to save some money from members who do not require a paper copy, but also helps keep open the lines of communication to colleagues who for whatever reason find it difficult or impossible to access our website.

One other item requires discussion. In years past one of the privileges enjoyed by AAASS affiliate organizations was the ability to include one unscreened panel on the convention program each year. Effective with the 1999 meeting, AAASS has withdrawn this privilege. As any member of AAASS might, ESSA may submit a panel proposal, but it enters the pot with all other proposals, subject to the same rules of selection and enjoying no advantage over any other proposal. The rationale for this decision is the same one that restricts the frequency with which affiliates may expect a room at the annual convention: the program committee is receiving many more good panel proposals than it can fit onto the program.

Although we can rejoice at the apparent intellectual prosperity that this problem represents, as an affiliate organization we also must be careful about how this development affects our particular fields of interest. One of the original justifications for allowing affiliates an unscreened panel was to guarantee that at least a modest number of panels each year responded to the chronological and disciplinary interests of the affiliate organization. Many of you will recall AAASS conventions when early Slavic studies was poorly represented on the program.

We would do well, therefore, to continue to be aggressive in fielding panel proposals. The deadline for submissions to the program committee for the 1999 AAASS convention in St. Louis is December 9, and I urge each of you to think creatively and cooperatively about representing

early Slavic studies on the program. Of course, we need not limit our perspective to AAASS conventions. In fact, as I pointed out in a notice recently on our website announcement page (http://www.grin.edu/~essaweb/announ.html), the deadline for submissions to the program committee of the VI World Congress of the International Council of Central and East European Studies in Tampere, Finland (July 29-August 3, 2000) is fast approaching. I urge ESSA members to submit a fully array of panels representing our association's disciplines and geographical interests.

Daniel Kaiser

Treasurer's Report

Balance 11/13/97 732.03

Dues received: 422.95 (includes leftover money from dinner)

Postage: 209.55

Interest: 18.82

Balance 8/31/98: 964.25

Submitted by Isolde Thyrêt 

Preliminary Report of the ESSA Computer Committee

In July of this year, the President of the ESSA, Dan Kaiser appointed a computer committee consisting of David Birnbaum, Sandra Levy, Cynthia Vakareliyska, Daniel Waugh, and myself "to investigate new technologies, esp. the world wide web, and their application to the study of Early Slavic materials." As chair of this committee, I presented a brief preliminary report at the meeting of the ESSA in Boca Raton in September. The brevity of my report was more than made up for by the lively discussion that the members at the meeting then undertook. I thank all those present for their comments and suggestions.

Since this is a preliminary report to be followed by a final report to the President in the spring, I wish to emphasize that all the matters that have an impact on the membership of the ESSA remain open for discussion. Only at the next ESSA meeting at the AAASS convention in St. Louis will we raise these questions for decision by the membership.

The first issue concerns the newsletter, the printing and mailing of which takes up the major part of the ESSA budget each year. With the establishment by Dan Kaiser of the ESSA website and the placement of back issues of the newsletter on it, we now have the capability of almost completely eliminating hardcopy and postage costs. The sense of the computer committee, as well as the discussion in Boca Raton, is to approach this transition in a two-step way. In the first phase, members will be asked to volunteer to obtain the newsletter solely through accessing it at the website. These members will no longer receive the hardcopy version. Their only reward is knowing that the ensuing savings to the organization can then be used to fund other worthwhile projects. I have already let Dan Kaiser know that I personally would like to switch over to this option. At a yet to be determined date, the second phase will begin in which all members with net access will obtain the newsletter electonically. An e-mail message will go out to all members with e-mail addresses that the new issue of the newsletter is now accessible. Only those without net access will continue to be mailed hardcopy text. We have in mind in this regard ESSA members in the FSU.

The second issue the computer committee discussed concerns setting up a listserv for the membership. While there are a number of different listservs out there, one limited to our Association would help us keep it focused and allow us to discuss ESSA-related business specifically. On the other hand, an open listserv might help bring more members in by creating interest in the organization. Or, we could piggy-back on to an existing listserv with an agreement that a subset of those served will consist only of ESSA members (who will then be the only ones to receive messages regarding ESSA business).

The third issue concerns the ESSA website and its webmaster. Cynthia Vakareliyska has volunteered to take over from Dan Kaiser as webmaster and we are in the process of working out the technical matters of transfer of the site. We wanted a site that will allow an outside person to use it, so that when Cynthia is ready to pass on the responsibility, the site will not also have to move. The best solution seems to be to locate the site at Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh (volunteered by David Birnbaum) and set Cynthia up to maintain it from Oregon.

A fourth issue concerns matters of content and organization of the webpage. These are issues not for the computer committee to decide but for us to point out as possibilities. A web page can be organized different ways. We could focus on our research or on teaching aids for the classroom. Assuming we want some of both, we need to decide at some point exactly the optimum way to structure it.

A fifth issue concerns links to other organizations, and, if so, which ones? While links to various databases would be useful, most databases with research materials (the INION DB and ABSEES) are proprietary and restrict usage, but others such as Pat Grimsted's ArcheoBiblioBase are available for usage. Do we want to compile a lot of links ourselves or link to other pages that do the compiling for us, such as Pittsburgh's REESWEB, or U of Texas' REENIC.

Any ideas, remarks, or advice members may have regarding these matters, we will give full consideration to. I would like to thank the other members of the computer committee for continuing to make my job as chair an easy one.

Donald Ostrowski

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ESSA Web Page

As you will note in Donald Ostrowski's Computer Committee report printed above, the committee is currently working on the issue of the ESSA website. Cynthia Vakareliyska has volunteered to take over from Dan Kaiser as webmaster and they are now in the process of working out the technical matters of a site transfer. For the present, however, the site remains at Grinnell College and the address is: (http://www.grin.edu/~essaweb). If you have announcements of upcoming conferences and publications of special interest to the the Early Slavic Studies Association, or other news of interest to the membership of the organization, please send it for posting to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The site was created by Vadim N. Marchuk with design assistance from Daniel H. Kaiser.

ESSA/SEEMSG Draft Directory

In the May 1998 Newsletter (Vol. 11 #1), a directory of ESSA members was circulated to all members. George Majeska, who has been very patient and has done an excellent job in compiling the directory, is still willing to enter corrections into the database. Please send all corrections or addition to George Majeska, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742-7315 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Early Slavic E-Mail Discussion List Form

At the annual meeting of the AAASS in Boca Raton, the ESSA members present at the business meeting voiced support for the creation of an e-mail discussion list for early Slavic studies. In early October, 1998, the "Early Slavic Studies List" (ESSL) was inaugurated, with Marshall Poe as its moderator. The list is to serve a variety of functions. First and foremost, it is a forum for discussion of issues related to research and teaching of early Slavic Europe. Recipients are invited to post questions about their research and teaching, answers to already posted questions, or simply comments on postings or the state of the field generally. With over 160 members in over a dozen countries, the ESSL should prove to be a powerful tool for collaboration. Second, the ESSL may be used as a bulletin board for announcements related to work in the early Slavic field. Both the ESSA and the Slavonic and East European Medieval Studies Group (UK) will regularly use the ESSL to keep their members up-to-date on association business. In addition, the moderator will scan announcements on larger lists such as "H-Russia" for pieces of information that might be of interest to recipients of the ESSL (e.g., announcements of grants, funding opportunities, conferences, etc.). Finally, the ESSL may be used as a means of finding colleagues in early Slavic studies. Recipients should feel free to contact the moderator with questions about the e-mail addresses of scholars in the field.

To post a message to the ESSL, recipients should send the item to Marshall Poe at "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." The message will then be distributed to the entire group, usually within one day. Those wishing to join the ESSL should contact Marshall Poe at the same address.

Monastic Culture: East and West An International Academic Conference

June 2-5, 1998 the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinskii Dom) with the support of the Open Society Institute hosted an international conference devoted to

"Monastic Culture, East and West." Academician D. S. Likhachev, who served as Conference Curator, opened the conference, which included the following papers:

E. Bianchi (Bose, Italy), "The Roots of Western Monasticism and the Eastern Heritage"

A. A. Alekseev (St. Petersburg), "The Monastery and Holy Scripture"

V. A. Kotel'nikov (St. Petersburg), "On the Meaning and Limits of the Notion of 'Ascetic Culture'"

G. Kretschmar (St. Petersburg/Munich), "The Meaning of the Monastic Tradition for the Lutheran Church"

G. M. Prokhorov (St. Petersburg), "Hesychast Meditative Literature of the Kirillo-Belozerskii Monastery (14th-16th Centuries)"

M. Garzaniti (Rome), "The Gospel in the Monastic Life of Slavia Orthodoxa "

R. Romanchuk (UCLA), "Lectio divina: Monastic Reading, East and West"

G. Picasso (Milan), "Sapienter indoctus et scienter nescius: The Monastic Tradition and Humanistic Culture at the Dawn of the Middle Ages (7th-10th Centuries)"

E. M. Iukhimenko (Moscow), "The Preservation of the Old Russian Model of the Monastery as a Spiritual and Cultural Center by the Vyg Old Believers"

E. G. Vodolazkin (St. Petersburg), "The 'Prophecy of Solomon' in the Collection of the

Kirillo-Belozerskii Monastery"

V. Grolimund (Geilnau, Germany), "Scete Rule and Cell Rule in Orthodox Monasticism"

B. Marin (Bresseo di Teolo, Italy), "The Rule of St. Benedict and Benedictine Monasticism"

N. V. Ponyrko, "The 'Rule of Christian Life' in the Organization of Old Believer Life"

A. Louf (Godewaerswelde, France), "St. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Beginning of Cistercian Monasticism"

E. V. Krushel'nitskaia (St. Petersburg), "The Penance-Book of St. Kirill Belozerskii as a Historical Source of Confessional Practice"

I. A. Lobakova (St. Petersburg), "Metropolitan Filipp Kolychev and the Solovetskii Monastery"

R. Grègoire (Urbino), "Literary and Theological Models in Western Historiography";

N. S. Demkova (St. Petersburg), "The 'Confession' of Evfimii Turkov, Volokolamsk Scribe of the 16th Century"

S. A. Semiachko (St. Petersburg), "The Dionisiev Glushitskii Monastery as a Center of Hagiography"

O. A. Belobrova (St. Petersburg), "Toward the Study of the Vita of Antony of Rome";

T. R. Rudi (St. Petersburg), "Tales of Miracle-Working Icons and Crucifixes as a Genre of Monastic Writing"

J. Bache (London), "The Perception of Time in Several Prayers Attributed to Kirill of Turov" H. Goltz (Halle), "Armenian Monasticism"

S. B. Chernetsov (St. Petersburg), "The Role of Monasteries in Ethiopia"

A. Lambrechts (Chevetogne, Belgium), "Benedictine Pilgrims on Mt. Athos"

A. Nikitin (St. Petersburg), "Montserrat: The Heart of Catalonia (A Monastery through the Eyes of Russian Pilgrims)"

M. V. Rozhdestvenskaia (St. Petersburg), "The Balamand Monastery (Lebanon) as a

Center of Muslim-Christian Dialogue"

V. E. Bagno (St. Petersburg), "The Carmelite Mystic (St. Theresa and San Juan de la Cruz) in the Perception of the Russian Religious Renaissance"

A. E. Musin (St. Petersburg), "The Theology of Monastic Praxis and its Archeological Realia" O. M. Ioannisian, T. V. Rozhdestvenskaia (St. Petersburg), "An Inscription from the Church of St. Panteleimon in Galich"

G. V. Markelov (St. Petersburg), "The Iconography of Old Russian Monastic Saints"

E. G. Vodolazkin chaired the conference, which took place at Pushkinskii Dom.

International Council for Central and East European Studies

VI World Congress

ESSA members should remember that the deadline for filing proposals for the VI World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies is approaching. The Congress is set for Tampere, Finland, convening on 29 July 2000 and adjourning on 3 August. Proposals are due to reach the Congress Secretariat no later than 1 January 1999. Persons interested in taking part may consult the home page of the Congress on the web. Proposal forms appeared in print in newsletter 39 of the ICCEES (July 1997, and published as part of NEWSNET), but may also be accessed on-line and even filed on-line. All panels must be international in composition; the working languages of the Congress will be English, French, German, and Russian. Early Slavic Studies are not always well represented at these quinquennial

congresses, so ESSA members are encouraged to make application, either as part of complete panels or as individuals.

British Medievalists Meet

The autumn meeting of the Slavonic and East European Medieval Studies Group (UK) took place on October 24, 1998 in the Deneke Common Room, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. Paper givers were to have included: Dr. Natalia Donchenko (Institute of World Literature, Moscow) on "Grigorii Tsamblak i antilatinskaia polemika XIV-XV vv."; Dr. Dmitrii Bulanin (Institute of Russian Literature, RAN, St. Petersburg) on "Towards Establishing the Text of Early Slavonic Translations on the Basis of Russian Manuscripts for the 14th to 17th Centuries" (in Russian); and Prof. Ralph Cleminson (Central European University, Budapest) on a topic to be announced later.

Slavic Review

ESSA members will be interested to learn that the number of submissions to Slavic Review has continued to rise since the journal moved to the University of Illinois. However, editor Diane Koenker affirms that: "There is always room for manuscripts of broad interest that reflect high scholarly standards." Slavic Review reaches a broad audience with many interests, but ESSA members should be active in submitting their work to SR, particularly that research that addresses issues and interests which cross disciplinary or geographic boundaries.


Ann Kleimola reports that again the University of Illinois Summer Research Lab proved a hospitable site for the group on Muscovite History. Among the presenters this summer was Pat Grimsted, who discussed her on-going work with archives in the Former Soviet Union. ESSA members will be interested to know that IREX is preparing a set of articles based on the panel "Know Before You Go" from the last AAASS. These articles may be available on the web, but clearly will be available from IREX. Grimsted's Archives of Russia Five Years After: "Purveyors of Sensations" or "Shadows Cast to the Past", originally published by the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, October 1997, as "IISG Research Paper, No. 24," is now available as a PDF file at the IISG website or it may be ordered directly from IISH: Cruquiusweg 31, NL 1019 AT Amsterdam; you can reach the institute also by e-mail.

This title will be reprinted with a new preface and updated Chapter 12 by the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) as "CWIHP Working Paper No. 20", and should be available by late July 1998 from CWIHP: c/o Woodrow Wilson Center, 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC 20560, perhaps on the web at http://www.cwihp.si.edu. M. E. Sharpe is publishing an English-language version of Archives of Russia: A Directory and Bibliographic Guide of Repositories in Moscow and St. Petersburg (Armonk, NY and London, 1998). This volume updates Grimsted's earlier work, and makes special reference to relevant web sites as well as other published descriptions. A Russian version appeared in 1997 (Arkhivy Rossii: Moskva--Sankt Peterburg. Spravochnik-obozrenie i bibliograficheskiii ukazatel' [Moscow: Arkheograficheskii tsentr, 1997]).

For Archeo-Biblio-Base, the on-line database of archive-related information, Grimsted suggests

using the Amsterdam IISG website rather than the Rosarkhiv site in Moscow.

Second European Social Science History Conference

The Second European Social Science History Conference convened in Amsterdam March 5-7, 1998, and included a panel on "Changing Places: Social Mobility, Social Stratification and Identification in Early Modern Russia." Michael Khodarkovsky (Loyola University) read a paper on "Social Mobility in Colonial Context: Non-Christians in the Early Russian Empire"; Valerie Kivelson (University of Michigan) on "Witchcraft Accusations and Social Stratification in Seventeenth-Century Russia"; and Cathy Potter (Chinese University, Hong Kong) on "Ecclesial Promotion and Social Mobility in Seventeenth-Century Russia."

The Place of Russia in Europe

An International Conference

On May 11-12, 1998 the Centre for Russian Studies of the Loránd Eötvös University (Budapest) hosted an international conference on the theme "The Place of Russia in Europe." Several sessions were devoted to Kievan and Muscovite Russia, and included the following papers:

R. G. Skrynnikov "Zemel'naia sobstvennost' i stanovlenie samoderzhaviia v Rossii"

Paul Dukes "Russia as frontier of Europe"

Gyula Szvák "Mesto Rossii v Evrope v Srednevekov'e i Rannee Novoe vremia"

Mikhail Yurasov "Rol' vengrov v skladyvanii drevnerusskogo gosudarstva"

Márta Font "K voprosu o zakonodatel'stve srednevekovoi Vengrii I Kievskoi Rusi"

Igor' Danilevskii "Kiev Iaroslava Mudrogo: sopernik Konstantinopolia"

János Makai "1169 kak god povorota drevnerusskoi istorii"

Dmitrii Aleksandrov "Politsentrizm ob"edinitel'nykh tendentsii russkikh zemel' v 13-15 vv."

Philip Longworth "Muscovy and antemurale Christianitatis: determinants of Russia's place in Europe in the 16th-17th Centuries"

N. M. Rogozhin "Rossiia XVI-XVII vv. v sisteme mezhdunarodnykh otnoshenii zapadnoevropeiskogo regiona po materialam posol'skikh knig"

István Vásáry "Contemporary European views on the 'barbarity' of Muscovite Russia"

Ann Kleimola "Women's Cultural Patronage in Early Modern Rus': was Muscovy Europe?"

Ludwig Steindorff "Monastic culture as a means of social disciplining in Muscovite Russia--a common European feature"

A. P. Pavlov "Samoderzhavie i zemskie sobory russkogo gosudarstva XVI-XVII vv."

P. V. Sedov "Vziatki I podnosheniia v sisteme upravleniia Moscovskogo gosudarstva: praktika XVII v."

Ilona Varga, "Ekonomicheskoe upravlenie Moskovskogo gosudarstva v 17-om veke"

Sergei Filippov, "Reformatorstvo i reformatory v Rossii serediny XVII-go veka"

András Zoltán, "Rol' zapadnorusskogo kantseliarskogo iazyka Velikogo kniazhestva Litovskogo v zapadnoevropeisko-moskovskikh kontaktakh (XV-XVI vv.)"

Antal Bartha, "Russkoe gosudarstvo i vostochnye finno-ugorskie obshchiny"

Mária Ivanics, "Uchastie kozach'ikh otriadov v avstro-turetskoi voine (1593-1606)"

Endre Sashalmi "16th-17th Century Muscovite Ideology of Power in European Perspective (Proverbs as a Means of Understanding Muscovite Ideology)"

Klára Radnóti "Vzgliad na Moskoviiu iz Italii"

Tamás Krausz "'Spetsifichnoe' v russkom razvitii 16-18 vv. Spor D. Riazanova s Marksom-'liberalom'"

Proposed Increase In ESSA Dues

As you will have noted in Daniel Kaiser's "Message from the President," the ESSA Executive Committee has approved, and is now submitting to the membership, a change in the dues structure. It is proposed: 1) to retain the $5/annum dues for all graduate students, the unemployed, and members from Central and Eastern Europe; 2) to raise the dues for all else to $10/annum, effective 1/1/99 (or with each renewal thereafter). A ballot is located directly under the membership form on page 11. Please mark "yes" or "no" and mail the ballot either with the form or separately to: Isolde Thyrêt, History Department, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242

Information Exchange

(1) Please take note that forms and dues payments should be sent to: Prof. Isolde Thyrêt, History Department, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242. At the bottom of the form you will now find a blank in which to indicate whether you wish to receive the Newsletter electronically or by regular mail. Please mark your preference as you renew your membership or indicate your preference by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(2) All ESSA members may place brief notices in future "Information Exchange" or "Letopis'" columns by sending them to David Prestel, Department of Linguistics and Languages, A-613 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027 E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. FAX: 517 432-2746

(3) P. Frederick Au writes to announce the availability of a previously unpublished manuscript of the late Michel Roublev. Titled "The Scourge of God," the 296-page manuscript (edited by Dr. Charles J. Halperin) examines the Mongols and Rus' during the 13th to 15th centuries. Persons interested in acquiring a copy can contact Mr. Au either by fax (in Hong Kong) 852-2563 0596 or by eMail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

(4) Cathy Potter (Hong Kong) offers the following volumes free to someone who needs them. You can contact her by e-mail:

Iu. M. Eskin, Mestnichestvo v Rossii XVI-XVII vv. (M 1994)

Bibliografiia rabot po drevnerusskoi literature, ch. 1 1973-77 (SPb 1995)

N. P. Voskoboinikova, Opisanie drevneishikh dokumentov arkhivov moskovskikh

prikazov XVI-nachala XVII vekov (M 1994)

Arkhivy russkikh vizantinistov v Sankt-Peterburge (SPb 1995)

Boris Bashilov, Istoriia russkogo masonstva, 3 vols (SPb 1992).

(5) 1549-1999. 450 Jahre Sigismund von Herbersteins Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii. Anläßlich dieses Jubiläums besteht die Absicht, im Oktober 1999 in Münster (BR Deutschland) eine Tagung zu dem genannten Thema zu veranstalten. Wer an dieser Tagung gerne

teilnehmen würde und zum Thema der Tagung etwas Neues beizutragen hat, möge mit uns so bald wie möglich Kontakt aufnehmen. Dies gilt insbesondere auch für Historiker der jüngeren Generation! Nähere Informationen über uns finden Sie auf unserer Homepage. E-mail an Prof. Frank Kaempfer.

(6) A. S. Zuev has recently published Sibir': vekhi istorii (XVI-XIX vv.) (Novosibirsk: "INFOLIO-Press," 1998). Advertised as an uchebnoe posobie, the book mixes text with documents, including some unpublished sources.

(7) ESSA members may be interested in the recent publication of George Vernadsky's Russkaia istoriografiia (Moscow: AGRAF, 1998), which was edited and prepared for publication by V. N. Kozliakov whom some ESSA members will have met 1996-97 when Slava was on a Fulbright to the US, working at Columbia University on the Vernadsky archive. Kozliakov is also the author and editor of several other books on early modern Russia, including Iaroslavskii arkhiv dvorian Vikent'evykh XVII veka. Sbornik dokumentov (Iaroslavl': Verkne-Volzhskoe knizhnoe izdatel'stvo, 1989).



Leonid Chekin (Institut istorii estestvoznanija i tekhniki RAN) has published "Christian of Stavelot and the Conversion of Gog and Magog: A Study of the Ninth-Century Reference to Judaism among the Khazars," Russia Mediaevalis, 9.1 (1997), pp. 13-34 and "New Developments in the History of Russian Cartography, Portolan, 41 (Spring 1998), pp. 20-26.

Robert O. Crummey (UC Davis) has recently published "The Cultural Worlds of Andrei Borisov," Forschungen zur osteuropäischen Geschichte 54 (1998): 135-57. He also has written the following forthcoming studies: "Muscovy and the General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century," Journal of Early Modern History, and "Propovedi Andreia Borisova" ("The Sermons of Andrei Borisov").

Marcello Garzaniti (University of Florence) has published "La prima traduzine slava dei vangeli e la sua tradizione manoscritta. Appunti per una storia degli studi ottocenteschi," Richerche slavistiche XLIII (1996): 63-145; "Die spirituelle Dimension der Reise in der Kiever Rus', Die Welt der Slawen XLIII (1998), 229-238; "L'agiografia slavo-ecclesiastica nel contesto della liturgia bizantina. Sacra scrittura e liturgia nella composizione letteraria della Vita di Paraskeva," Associazione Italiana degli Slavisti, Contributi italiani al XII Congresso internazionale degli slavisti (Cracovia 26 Agosto - 3 Settembre 1998, Napoli 1998: 87-129. He has also published the following reviews: Vittorio Peri, Orientalis Varietas. Roma e le Chiese d'Oriente. Storia e dirrito canonico, Pontificio Istituto Orientale, Roma 1994, in Ostkirchliche Studien 47, 2/3 (1997): 206-209; A. Külzer, Peregrinatio graeca in Terram Sanctam. Studien zu Pilgerführern und Reisebeschreibungen über Syrien, Palästina und den Sinai aus byzantinischer und metebyzantinischer Zeit, Peter Lang, Frankfurt a. M., Berlin, Bern, N.Y. Paris, Wien 1994, in Ostkirchliche Studien, 47, 4 (1997): 337-339; Riccardo Picchio, Michele Collucci (Hrsg.): Storia della civiltà letteraria russa, - I. Dalle origini alle fine dell'Ottocento, -II. Il Novecento. -III. Dizionario. Cronologia. Torino: UTET 1997.I-XVIII, 789; I-XII, 897; I-VI, 405.S., in Die Welt der Slawen, XLIII (1998): 368-370.

Daniel H. Kaiser (Grinnell College) has recently published "The Poor and Disabled in Early Eighteenth-Century Russian Towns," JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HISTORY 32, 1 (Fall 1998):125-55. He also published a review essay of ARKHANGEL'SK V XVIII VEKE, ed. Iu. N. Bespiatkhy (St. Petersburg, 1997) in STUDY GROUP ON EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY RUSSIA NEWSLETTER 26 (1998):58-65.

Martha Lahana (Independent Researcher) has translated Volume 23 of Sergei M. Soloviev's History of Russia, Tsar Alexis: A Reign Ends, Academic International Press, 1998.

Gregory Myers (Independent Researcher) has recently published "The Medieval Russian Kondakar and the Choirbook from Kastoria: A Palaeographic Study in Byzantine and Slavic Musical Relations." Plainsong and Medieval Music, J. Dyer, ed. forthcoming, Fall 1998 and "Slavonic Witnesses to Evergetine Liturgy and Music: The Order of the Washing of Feet on Great and Holy Thursday," in Work and Worship at the Theotokos Evergetis 1050-1200. Margaret Muller and Anthony Kriby, eds. Belfast Byzantine Texts and Translations, 6.2, 1997, pp. 367-385. He also will be delivering a paper entitled "The Ceremonial Book of Novgorod's St. Sophia Cathedral as Slavo-Byzantine Musical Source," at the Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Boston, MA, 28 October - 1 November, 1998. He is currently preparing a commentary for a transcription and translation of Tretiakov Gallery ms K5349, the "Tipografsky Ustav," the first 24 folios, which is a fragment of an 11th-century Slavonic church typicon, and is also completing a translation of the 17th-century Chinovnik Novogorodskago Sofiiskago Sobora.

Thomas S. Noonan (University of Minnesota) has published The Islamic World,

Russia and the Vikings, 750-900: The Numismatic Evidence [Variorum Collected

Studies Series, CS595] ( Ashgate/Variorum: Aldershot, 1998).

Carolyn Pouncey (Independent Researcher) has published "The Blessed Sil'vestr" and the Politics of Invention in Muscovy, 1545-1700," Harvard Ukrainian Studies 19 (1995): 548-72 and The Domostroi: Rules for Russian Households in the Time of Ivan the Terrible (Cornell, 1994).

David Prestel (Michigan State University) has recently published "The Tale of Moses the Hungarian: From Egypt to the Land of Promise," Slavic and East European Journal, vol. 32, #2 (Summer 1998): 201-215 and "The Search for the Word: Echoes of the Apophthegma in the Kievan Caves Patericon, The Russian Review, vol. 57/number 4 (October 1998): 568-582.

Daniel Rowland (University of Kentucky) has co-edited the forthcoming volume Architecture of Russian Identity, 1500-Present which includes his essay entitled "Boris Godunov's Uses of Architecture, 1584-1605."

Vladimir Vodoff (Ecole pratique des hautes études, 4me section Sorbonne) has published the following articles: "Le culte du Znamenie à Novgorod: tradition et réalité historique", Oxford Slavonic Papers, XXVIII, 1996, p. 1-9; "Le régne d'Ivan III: une étape dans l'histoire du titre "tsar' " Forschungen zur Osteur. Geschichte, LII, 1996, p. 15-20; "Gerasim mitropolit Litovskij ili vseja Rusi?", In Memoriam, sbornik pamjati Ja. S. Lur'e, Spb., 1997, p. 230-238; "Culte des saints et météorologie à Novgorod au Moyen Age, à propos du culte de st. Barlaam de Chutyn', Milieux naturels et espaces sociaux, mélanges offerts à R. Delort, Paris, 1997, p. 65-70.

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