Odessa Memories

Odessa Memories

by Nicolas V. Iljine, Rozenboim, Oleg Gubar, Bel Kaufman
     
 
Drawing on the Russian National Library and private archives, a representative for the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation with family ties to Odessa has added photographs, maps, colorful posters, and other illustrations to his collection of rare postcards of life in this international crossroads city from the mid-1800s to the 1917 Revolution. Essays by historians and city

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Drawing on the Russian National Library and private archives, a representative for the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation with family ties to Odessa has added photographs, maps, colorful posters, and other illustrations to his collection of rare postcards of life in this international crossroads city from the mid-1800s to the 1917 Revolution. Essays by historians and city residents depict facets of daily life, including Odessa's once vibrant Jewish population. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Library Journal
For this extraordinary compilation, editor Iljine, a European representative for the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation, collected rare photographs, posters, postcards, and illustrations from pre-1917 Odessa. A series of essays by prominent Russian historians Patricia Herlihy (Brown Univ.) and Oleg Gubar and Alexander Rozenboim (Odessa Univ.) give us an overview of the history and culture of this once-flourishing port city on the Black Sea. Founded by Catherine the Great after capture from the Turks in the late 18th century, Odessa flowered during the 19th century, becoming one of the most open and cosmopolitan cities in Russia, attracting settlers, businessmen, and traders from across the country and throughout Europe. It also became a center of Jewish culture, nurturing some of the earliest Zionists (e.g., Ze'ev Jabotinsky) and Yiddish writers (e.g., Sholem Aleichem). But the most overwhelming documentation comes from the rich variety of illustrations, some never before published, that rightly restore Odessa's place in Russian and European history. From the moment of opening this beautiful and informative book, this reviewer was unable to put it down until she'd reached the end. Strongly recommended for travel, Slavic history, and Jewish study collections in both public and academic libraries.-Olga B. Wise, Austin, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295983455
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Samuel and Althea Stroum Bks.
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x (h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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