Saints of the Russian Land

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The authors of the book tried to make a review of the most significant works from Russian Museum unique collection of Old Russian art dedicated to images of Russian saints. The publication includes articles featuring traditions of the depiction of saints and life scenes in the 13th--20th centuries. The reproduced icons and works of decorative and applied art are accompanied by necessary information: detailed annotations, cross references, alphabetic index of Russian saints, vitae of righteous men. The edition emphasises the role of the first Russian saints -- Princes Boris and Gleb, Venerable Sergius of Radonezh and Kirill of Belozersk, -- enlighteners and educators of many generations of Russian monasticism; some sections of the book are dedicated to their disciples and followers. The catalogue is supplemented with a CD containing comprehensive information and additional illustrations to the album sections.
The publication was supported by Sistema Finance Investments and Severstal.

  • Title: Святые земли Русской
  • Title (English translation): Saints of the Russian Land
  • Language: Russian
  • Publisher: Palace Editions
  • Place of Publication: St. Petersburg
  • Year of Publication: 2010
  • ISBN: 978-5-93332-353-2
  • Size: 25х32 сm
  • Pages: 256
  • Cover: hardcover, dust jacket
  • Illustrations: 171 color ill.
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