(drawing of interior of Smirdin's bookstore)
Drawing of interior of Smirdin's bookstore on Nevskii Prospekt. (Новоселье. Книга вторая. Санкт-Петербург, 1834.)

EARLY 19th-CENTURY RUSSIAN READERSHIP & CULTURE

A HYPERTEXT ARCHIVE

A project of the Slavic and East European Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Welcome to a collection on early 19th-century Russian readership, culture & the press. It consists of: a) TEXTS drawn from fiction, journals, memoirs & travel accounts; and b) SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS—bibliographies of primary and secondary sources, a database of 11,898 subscriptions to Russian imprints (1825-1846), images, and various reference materials.

Compiler: Miranda Beaven Remnek, Head, Slavic & East European Library, and Professor of Library Administration (mremnek@uiuc.edu)
Assistant: Jessica Shelvik
Former Assistants: Alison Behnke, Kevin Hawkins, Michelle Yarmakov, Vika Thorstensson

NOTE ON ACCESS:

Primary Texts

This section on texts is divided by type. For lists grouped by author, see:
  1. FICTION
    1. English-language Texts: Available | Pending
    2. Russian-language Texts: Available | Pending

  2. JOURNALISM
    1. English-language Texts: Available |Pending
    2. Russian-language Texts:Available | Pending

  3. MEMOIRS
    1. English-language Texts: Available |Pending
    2. Russian-language Texts:Available | Pending

  4. TRAVEL ACCOUNTS (English-Language)
    1. English Authors: Available | Pending
    2. French & German Authors: Available | Pending
Note on Text Encoding:
This project enriches its texts using SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language), according to guidelines from the TEI. In particular, we use analytical encoding for added value beyond keyword searching. In this respect our encoding corresponds to Level 5 (Scholarly Encoding Projects) of the TEI Text Encoding in Libraries: Guidelines for Best Encoding Practices endorsed by the Digital Library Federation. However, Level 5 status assumes Level 4 (Basic Content Analysis). We are reviewing our structural encoding to fully comply with Level 5. For more details, consult our Text Encoding Overview.

Supplementary Materials

  1. BIBLIOGRAPHY
    1. Primary Sources
    2. Secondary Sources
  2. DATABASE (Subcription Lists)
    1. Contents
    2. Data Analysis
  3. IMAGES
    1. Context
    2. Publications
  4. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    1. Biography
    2. Dictionary
    3. Maps
    4. Table of Ranks

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Library Gateway Homepage
Comments to: Miranda Remnek
Last updated by MBR on Tuesday, 18-Sep-2007 14:03:25 CDT

Valid XHTML 1.0!