The Story of Moscow

The Story of Moscow

by Wirt Gerrare

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Overview

READERS of the modern histories of Russia may wonder by what right Moscow is included among MEDIÆVAL TOWNS, for it is the fashion of recent writers to ignore the history of the mighty Euro-Asian empire prior to the eighteenth century and the reign of Peter the Great. It is at that period this story of the old Muscovite capital ends. To many, then, this account of the town and its vicissitudes during the preceding five centuries may have the charm of novelty; perchance to others, who have wrongly concluded that the old buildings were all destroyed during Napoleon's invasion, the few typical antiquities chosen for illustration out of many like, will attract to a closer acquaintance with memorials of a past that was but little influenced by the art of the west.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508798224
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/30/1900
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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