The Resource Sunlight at midnight : St. Petersburg and the rise of modern Russia, W. Bruce Lincoln

Sunlight at midnight : St. Petersburg and the rise of modern Russia, W. Bruce Lincoln

Label
Sunlight at midnight : St. Petersburg and the rise of modern Russia
Title
Sunlight at midnight
Title remainder
St. Petersburg and the rise of modern Russia
Statement of responsibility
W. Bruce Lincoln
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For Russians, St. Petersburg has embodied power, heroism, and fortitude. It has encompassed all the things that the Russians are and that they hope to become. Opulence and artistic brilliance blended with images of suffering on a monumental scale make up the historic persona of the late W. Bruce Lincoln's lavish "biography" of this mysterious, complex city. Climate and comfort were not what Tsar Peter the Great had in mind when, in the spring of 1703, he decided to build a new capital in the muddy marshes of the Neva River delta. Located 500 miles below the Arctic Circle, this area, with its foul weather, bad water, and sodden soil, was so unattractive that only a handful of Finnish fisherman had ever settled there. Bathed in sunlight at midnight in the summer, it brooded in darkness at noon in the winter, and its canals froze solid at least five months out of every year. Yet to the Tsar, the place he named Sankt Pieter Burkh had the makings of a "paradise." His vision was soon borne out: though St. Petersburg was closer to London, Paris, and Vienna than to Russia's far-off eastern lands, it quickly became the political, cultural, and economic center of an empire that stretched across more than a dozen time zones and over three continents. In this book, revolutionaries and laborers brush shoulders with tsars, and builders, soldiers, and statesmen share pride of place with poets. For only the entire historical experience of this magnificent and mysterious city can reveal the wealth of human and natural forces that shaped the modern history of it and the nation it represents
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lincoln, W. Bruce
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK552
LC item number
.L56 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Sunlight at midnight : St. Petersburg and the rise of modern Russia, W. Bruce Lincoln
Link
https://archive.org/details/sunlightatmidnig00linc
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-404) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Modernity's Challenge
  • The Peter and Paul Fortress
  • On the Eve
  • Comrades
  • "Hero City" (1941-1991)
  • Nine Hundred Days
  • Together in Step
  • Past and Present
  • Window on the West (1703-1796)
  • The Builders
  • Lords of the Realm
  • The Shadow of the Winter Palace
  • Imperial Colossus (1796-1855)
  • The Hub of Empire
  • Nevskii Prospekt
  • Cradle of Revolution (1856-1941)
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 419 pages
Isbn
9780465083237
Lccn
00049795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45122873
  • (OCoLC)ocm45122873
Label
Sunlight at midnight : St. Petersburg and the rise of modern Russia, W. Bruce Lincoln
Link
https://archive.org/details/sunlightatmidnig00linc
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Modernity's Challenge
  • The Peter and Paul Fortress
  • On the Eve
  • Comrades
  • "Hero City" (1941-1991)
  • Nine Hundred Days
  • Together in Step
  • Past and Present
  • Window on the West (1703-1796)
  • The Builders
  • Lords of the Realm
  • The Shadow of the Winter Palace
  • Imperial Colossus (1796-1855)
  • The Hub of Empire
  • Nevskii Prospekt
  • Cradle of Revolution (1856-1941)
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 419 pages
Isbn
9780465083237
Lccn
00049795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45122873
  • (OCoLC)ocm45122873

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