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A History of Belarus € 27,95
A History of Belarus

Rare materials on Belarus are a potential treasure trove for the English language reader. A blank spot on the map for many, Belarus is an undiscovered mystery in the heart of Europe - undiscovered, because little has been published on the country's history and current affairs, and the origin of the ethnic group that calls itself 'Belarusians'. Author Lubov Bazan attempts to uplift the veil of secrecy surrounding Belarus and answer an important question of the ethnogenesis of the Belarusians.Unique in its ongoing struggle for independence, throughout its history Belarus has been deprived of this luxury by being continuously included in various state formations such as Kievan Rus', the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Kingdom of Poland, the Russian Empire and later the Soviet Union. A History of Belarus is a thorough chronological narrative that covers major milestones of Belarus's journey into the 21st century.Lubov Bazan gives her readers plenty of leeway to form their own conclusions about the historical material presented. By incorporating different theoretical viewpoints on fundamental issues such as the ethnic background of the Belarusian people and formation of their national identity, the origins of the language, and the historically complex religious composition of the country, Bazan offers a platform for discussion.

Childrens fashion of the Russian empire € 23,95
Childrens fashion of the Russian empire

Children's Fashion of the Russian Empire is a book of photographs that has been compiled by the famous Russian fashion historian Alexander Vasiliev. The book is all about children's clothing and fashion in Russia in the age of the Tsars, from the 1860s to 1917.Presented in the form of an antique photo-album and featuring over 400 photographs from the author's private collection, Children's Fashion of the Russian Empire is unique in both its content and the way it is presented. The story of children's dress and fashion is divided up into decades and accompanied by texts written by the author, in which Alexander Vasiliev describes all the key trends and developments in the evolution of children's fashion. The talents of Alexander Vasiliev make this a truly unique book. Children's Fashion is a joy to read and will serve as a wonderful gift for anyone who appreciates beautifully presented albums.