The Bells of Russia

The Bells of Russia : History and Technology

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This generously illustrated book records the story of Russia's bells--the thousands of awe inspiring instruments that gave voice to the visual splendors of Russian Orthodoxy and to the political aspirations of the tsars. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 15.75mm | 680g
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 0691611246
  • 9780691611242
  • 1,227,976

Table of contents

*FrontMatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. vii*Illustrations, pg. xi*Tables, pg. xiii*Preface, pg. xv*Acknowledgments, pg. xvii*Author's Explanatory Notes, pg. xix*1. Voices of Ancient Trumpets, pg. 3*2. Holy Wood and Holy Iron, pg. 10*3. Bells in the Medieval World, pg. 20*4. The Rise of Bells in Russia, pg. 31*5. Bells in Muscovite Russia, pg. 44*6. Bells in Imperial Russia, pg. 57*7. Tower Clocks, pg. 69*8. Tuned Bells in Imperial Russia, pg. 81*9. The Russian Bell: Between Europe and Asia, pg. 97*10. The Russian Bell: From The Foundry to the Bell Tower, pg. 114*11. The Muscovite Crescendo in Bell Founding, pg. 135*12. The Tale of Tsar-Kolokol, pg. 148*13. The Last of Russia's Great Bells, pg. 166*14. Bronze Avatars of a Religio-Political Ideology, pg. 173*Appendices, pg. 177*Notes, pg. 187*Glossary, pg. 243*Bibliography, pg. 247*Index, pg. 259
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