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The Bells of Russia: History and Technology (Princeton Legacy Library) Hardcover – January 21, 1986

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Williams (Music, University of Kansas, Lawrence) traces the origin of the use of bells to ceremonial trumpets and semantrons in the ancient world. Encyclopedic in detail, this account covers the history of bell construction and use of bells of all types, including carillons, and especially the unique grand Russian instruments. The story offers an unusually broad view of Russian history and the importance of bells in Russian culture. A clearly written, carefully detailed, beautifully illustrated, and fascinating study for the specialist and informed general reader. Timothy J. McGee, Faculty of Music, Univ. of Toronto
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Series: Princeton Legacy Library
  • Hardcover: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; First, and Only, Edition edition (January 21, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691091315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691091310
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,761,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
E.V. Williams is a professor of music, but his readable, exhaustive, and illustrated study of The Bells of Russia is multi-disciplinary: historical, musical, technical, ethnographic, architectural, and liturgical.

One thousand years of Russian Bells! Here is an author interested in tracing, for example, the Western and Byzantine traditions that influenced Russian Bells but, more importantly, the impact that these bells have have on Russian culture and on Russians' perspectives of Mother Russia.

From the flap: The bells are "awe-inspiring instruments that gave voice to the visual splendors or Russian orthodoxy and to the political aspirations of the Tsars. Named and blessed, the bells are associated with some of the most colorful episodes in the history of the old regime."

Book details: 276 pp, large format, cloth over hardback boards with a sewn binding. In dustjacket. 121 b&w illustrations and several tables: photos, paintings, schematics, music notation, historic prints, and technical drawings.

5 Appendices. Glossary and index. Over 50 pp of narrative and bibliography End Notes. 12 p Bibliography.
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Format: Hardcover
E.V. Williams is a professor of music, but his readable, exhaustive, and illustrated study of The Bells of Russia is multi-disciplinary: historical, musical, technical, ethnographic, architectural, and liturgical.

One thousand years of Russian Bells! Here is an author interested in tracing, for example, the Western and Byzantine traditions that influenced Russian Bells but, more importantly, the impact that these bells have have on Russian culture and on Russians' perspectives of Mother Russia.

From the flap: The bells are "awe-inspiring instruments that gave voice to the visual splendors or Russian orthodoxy and to the political aspirations of the Tsars. Named and blessed, the bells are associated with some of the most colorful episodes in the history of the old regime."

Book details: 276 pp, large format, cloth over hardback boards with a sewn binding. In dustjacket. 121 b&w illustrations and several tables: photos, paintings, schematics, music notation, historic prints, and technical drawings.

5 Appendices. Glossary and index. Over 50 pp of narrative and bibliography End Notes. 12 p Bibliography.
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Format: Hardcover
E.V. Williams is a professor of music, but his readable, exhaustive, and illustrated study of The Bells of Russia is multi-disciplinary: historical, musical, technical, ethnographic, architectural, and liturgical.

One thousand years of Russian Bells! Here is an author interested in tracing, for example, the Western and Byzantine traditions that influenced Russian Bells but, more importantly, the impact that these bells have have on Russian culture and on Russians' perspectives of Mother Russia.

From the flap: The bells are "awe-inspiring instruments that gave voice to the visual splendors or Russian orthodoxy and to the political aspirations of the Tsars. Named and blessed, the bells are associated with some of the most colorful episodes in the history of the old regime."

Book details: 276 pp, large format, cloth over hardback boards with a sewn binding. In dustjacket. 121 b&w illustrations and several tables: photos, paintings, schematics, music notation, historic prints, and technical drawings. 5 Appendices. Glossary and Index. Over 50 pp of narrative and bibliographic End Notes. 12 p Bibliography.
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