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Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825
1453 Through the Reign of Ivan the Terrible (1533-1584) The Time of Troubles to the First Romanovs (1598-1682) Peter the Great and His Legacy (1682-1762) The Age of Catherine the Great (1762-1801) The Reign of Emperor Alexander I (1801-1825)

Companion Volume
Russia Engages the World, 1453–1825, featuring 120 striking images, many in full color, from the Library’s extraordinary collections, includes eight essays, a succinct chronology of Russian history during the period under review, and a checklist of the works in the exhibition. Published by Harvard University Press, it is available at The Library Shops and in bookstores nationwide.

Alexander, John T.  Catherine the Great: Life and Legend.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Cracraft, James. The Petrine Revolution in Russian Culture. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, forthcoming (2004).

Cracraft, James.  The Revolution of Peter the Great.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2003.

De Madariaga, Isabel.  Catherine the Great: A Short History.  New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1998.

De Madariaga, Isabel. Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981.

Figes, Orlando.  Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia.  New York: Metropolitan Books, 2002.

Gregorian, Vartan.  Islam. A Mosaic: Not a Monolith.  Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2003.

Halperin, alHCharles. Russia and the Golden Horde: The Mongol Impact on Russian History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985.

Hosking, Geoffrey.  Russia and the Russians: A History.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Hughes, Lindsey. Russia in the Age of Peter the Great. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1998.

Kamenskii, Aleksandr Borisovich. The Russian Empire in the Eighteenth Century: Tradition and Modernization from Peter to Catherine. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1997.

Kappeler, Andreas. The Russian Multiethnic Empire. Harlow, England: Longman, 2001.

Khodarkovsky, Michael. Russia’s Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500–1800. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.

Lieven, Dominic. Empire: The Russian Empire and Its Rivals.  New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2000.

Lincoln, W. Bruce. Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia. New York: Basic Books, 2000.

Marker, Gary. Publishing, Printing, and the Origins of Intellectual Life in Russia, 1700–1800. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Poe, Marshall. “A People Born to Slavery”: Russia in Early Modern European Ethnography, 1476–1748. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2000.

Riasanovsky, Nicholas V.  The Image of Peter the Great in Russian History and Thought.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Whittaker, Cynthia Hyla. Russian Monarchy: Eighteenth-century Rulers and Writers in Political Dialogue. De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003.

Wolff, Larry. Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization in the Mind of the Enlightenment. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1994.

Wortman, Richard S. Scenarios of Power: Myth and Ceremony in Russian Monarchy. Vol. 1: From Peter the Great to the Death of Nicholas I. Vol. 2: From Alexander II to the Abdication of Nicholas II. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1995–2000.

The Library Shop
The Library Shop offers the exhibition companion volume, a selection from the books listed above, and related merchandise, including jewelry, notecards, a journal, and a necktie.