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The Story Of Moscow

(1900)
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Moscow, where the east merges with the west but remains distinct and unconquered, has a fascination all its own; the town not only has been great, but is so yet; its influence pervades the Russian empire and is still mutable and active; its story therefore comprises more than the legends and associations of an ordinary city, but, if confined merely to an enumeration of the facts and traditions of the past will not be void of interest, and however fully given, must fall far short of what the imaginative reader may reasonably expect. Of the meagre character of this present account I am fully aware; of its positive errors I am, at present, unhappily ignorant, but I trust that those who discover mistakes will not only forgive, but notify me of them, that later readers may be as grateful for the favour as I myself shall be. Of place names I have given the idiomatic, instead of the usual literal translation; where I have attempted an equivalent reproduction of the original the transliteration will be comprehensible to those who know nothing of either French or German. That I may not be charged with inconsistency in this, I may explain that where a foreign spelling - as rouble - has become familiar I have used the Anglicism. To most readers the names will, I fear, be unpronounceable however spelled; but only the expert will regret that I have not given the original Russian. To them the excuse I offer is, that to everyone ignorant of the tongue Russian names are absolutely undecipherable, being apparently composed of an alphabet in spasms made up into words of poly-syllabic length.
It is difficult for one not of the Eastern Church to write justly of Russian Ecclesiasticism; an alien, however carefully he may observe, is liable to obtain faulty impressions and make erroneous deductions; so to me any criticism seems an impertinence. I have tried to present its artistic phases fairly, but am conscious that the ninth chapter is the least satisfactory of all that I have written.



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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Story of Moscow
Author(s): Wirt Gerrare, Helen M James, j m Dent
ISBN: 0-530-08568-2 / 978-0-530-08568-5 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Story of Moscow
Author(s): Wirt Gerrare, Helen M James, J M Dent
ISBN: 1-116-22190-X / 978-1-116-22190-9 (USA edition)
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June 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The story of Moscow
Author(s): Wirt Gerrare, William Oliver Greener
ISBN: 9353707315 / 978-9353707316
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of Moscow
Author(s): Wirt Gerrare, Helen M James, j m Dent
ISBN: 0-530-08567-4 / 978-0-530-08567-8 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Story of Moscow (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Wirt Gerrare
ISBN: 1-330-30165-X / 978-1-330-30165-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of Moscow
Author(s): Wirt Gerrare
ISBN: 1-5007-8403-6 / 978-1-5007-8403-4 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of Moscow
Author(s): Wirt Gerrare, Helen M James
ISBN: 1-116-22193-4 / 978-1-116-22193-0 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of Moscow
Author(s): Wirt Gerrare, Helen M James
ISBN: 1-116-22194-2 / 978-1-116-22194-7 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of Moscow
Author(s): Wirt Gerrare, Helen M James, j m Dent
ISBN: 1-116-22192-6 / 978-1-116-22192-3 (USA edition)
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September 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: The Story of Moscow
Author(s): Wirt Gerrare, Helen M James, j m Dent
ISBN: 1-116-22191-8 / 978-1-116-22191-6 (USA edition)
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June 1974 : USA Paperback

Title: The Story of Moscow (Mediaeval Towns ; Vol. 1)
Author(s): W O Gerrare
ISBN: 0-8115-0843-9 / 978-0-8115-0843-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kraus Reprints & Periodicals
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of Moscow (Illustrated)
Author(s): Wirt Gerrare
Publisher: Didactic Press
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