By Paul Robinson
This ebook describes the destiny of the warriors of the anti-Bolshevik White military, who fled Russia on the finish of the Russian civil struggle. Remarkably, the military persisted to exist in exile, refining its ideology, and taking part within the underground fight opposed to the Soviets. Paul Robinson sheds new mild at the dynamic participants excited about the White stream, in addition to on interwar Russian emigration in general.
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If I were to describe the early Rus ‘library’ by cataloguing names of the authors represented in it, the catalogue would contain all these twenty names and many more. A modern reader might well assume that a visitor to this The written remains 23 reconstituted ‘library’ would be able to look along the shelves and pick up ‘books’ with the names of such authors on the cover. Our modern expectation of a book is likely to be that it consists of a ‘work’ by an ‘author’. Of course we know that there are exceptions, such as reference works, or anthologies, or all those bibliographically irksome Festschriften and conference volumes; but in the absence of a single author we can usually count on a named editor or editors.
45–54. The written remains 29 collections of patristic writings provided further guidance, wise opinions could be gleaned from thesauri such as the Melissa (a kind of thematic dictionary of quotations) while some of the lists also include books of canon law. g. as hexaemera or tetrabasileia), or supplemented with quasi-sacred narrative such as Josephus’s Jewish Wars. 44 Apart from the fact that the Rus had no interest in Achilles Tatios, Aristotle or Byzantine political histories, these inventories look strikingly familiar.
Izbrannye raboty (Moscow, St Petersburg, 2001), pp. 46–59. Although the introduction of paper in Rus was several centuries later than in Byzantium (see above, n. 41), note that it was not so far out of line with much of Western Europe. The written remains 33 book might be prepared from perhaps half a dozen skins (usually calfskin, but sometimes sheepskin or goatskin or foalskin). Preparation of the skins – cleaning, washing, cutting, scoring – required a certain amount of labour, but the main input of labour was that of the scribe.