The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the basilica of Santa Sofia, the largest Byzantine monument. For 916 years, the basilica was Christian, while for the last 481 it was Muslim. In 1934 it became a museum. For 900 years, until the construction of the famous Duomo of Florence, in 1436, it had no equal in terms of the height of its interior. The audioguide has been made by professionals in the field of history and art. Please note: this audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Ekaterina Kabasheva. http://samples.audible.de/bk/narr/000377/bk_narr_000377_sample.mp3.
The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture, and reports interesting facts about the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, one of the oldest Russian churches. It was erected in the years 1045 - 1050. Prior to its construction there were no stone buildings in Novgorod. Byzantine Masters from Kiev, which had close ties to the Byzantine Empire, were invited. The audioguide has been made by professionals in the field of history and art. Please note: this audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Ekaterina Kabasheva. http://samples.audible.de/bk/narr/000379/bk_narr_000379_sample.mp3.
The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture, and reports interesting facts about the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, one of the oldest Russian churches. It was erected in the years 1045 - 1050. Prior to its construction there were no stone buildings in Novgorod. Byzantine Masters from Kiev, which had close ties to the Byzantine Empire, were invited. The audioguide has been made by professionals in the field of history and art. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karolina Starin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/narr/000366/bk_narr_000366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Sophia Teachings, scientist and scholar Robert Powell uncovers a secret stream of wisdom flowing through the heart of Christianity: the feminine principle known in Greek as ´´Sophia´´, or Holy Wisdom herself. This sacred embodiment - named in the Old Testament as the first living being made by God - has comforted and guided seekers of truth in every age and culture, including our own. Who is this spirit of the divine feminine, and what does she mean to us today? In this epic work of spiritual biography, Robert Powell unveils Holy Sophia´s path from ancient goddess to our modern archetype of feminine wisdom. He surveys the wonders and wisdom associated with this unacknowledged treasure from Christianity´s mystical past, spanning the Greek philosophers (´´lovers of Sophia´´) to King Solomon (the archetypal seeker of wisdom) to the cosmic visions of Hildegard von Bingen and the Russian Orthodox ´´Sophiologists´´ of this century. Communion with Holy Sophia, Powell shows, has profoundly influenced the very foundations of our civilization and its spiritual development. Why was Sophia hidden in the teachings of early Christianity? What central role did Sophia play in the spirituality of the ancient world? How is Holy Sophia connected with the book of Revelation and the second coming of Christ? Combining historical facts with theological insights, Powell vividly portrays this beloved figure´s rebirth in our time as a source of supreme comfort and higher inspiration. Essentially concealed for generations, Sophia is now emerging to serve a pivotal role in the next phase of world evolution. Powell explores the Christian esoteric secrets of Sophia in detail for the first time, offering instructions on how each human being can begin to more fully embody the wisdom of Sophia. The Sophia Teachings represents the most complete attempt yet to unveil and embrace the ´´Mother of all humanity´´: Holy Sophia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert A. Powell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000908/sp_true_000908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A famous work of the great Russian historian Sergey Mikhaylovich Solovyov (1820-1879), who was a major achiever in Russian historical science in the 19th century. Solovyov is the ´´first among equals´´ in the galaxy of brilliant Russian historians, which includes Karamzin, Klyuchevsky, Kostomarov, Presnyakov, Granovsky, Platonov, and many others. The 14th volume of this work covers the period between 1682 and 1703, from the reign of the Princess Sophia through part of the reign of Peter I Alekseevich. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Leontina Brotskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/001043/bk_agen_001043_sample.mp3.
The play takes place in Russia in the 1820s, in the house of the old Moscow master Paul Afanasevich Famusov, who has feudal beliefs and is an ardent opponent of education. Suddenly his former pupil Alexander A. Chatsky arrives, who had long been in love with Famusov´s daughter, Sophia. He cannot wait to meet her. Please note: this recording is in Russian. 1. Russian. P. Sadovsky, I. Likso, S. Fadeyeva, M. Tzaryov, N. Solovyov, E. Shatrova, N. Ryzhov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000183/bk_agen_000183_sample.mp3.
An arresting memoir equal parts refugee coming-of-age story, feminist manifesto, and meditation on motherhood, displacement, gender politics, and art that follows award-winning writer Sophia Shalmiyev’s flight from the Soviet Union, where she was forced to abandon her estranged mother, and her subsequent quest to find her.Russian sentences begin backward, Sophia Shalmiyev tells us right away in her striking, lyrical memoir, Mother Winter. To understand the end of her story, we must go back to her beginning.Born to a Russian mother and an Azerbaijani father, Shalmiyev was raised in the stark oppressiveness of 1980s Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). An imbalance of power and the prevalence of anti-Semitism in her homeland led her father to steal Shalmiyev away, emigrating to America, abandoning her estranged mother, Elena. At age 11, Shalmiyev found herself on a plane headed west, motherless and terrified of the new world unfolding before her.Now a mother herself, in Mother Winter, Shalmiyev depicts in urgent vignettes her emotional journeys as an immigrant, an artist, and a woman raised without her mother. She tells of her early days in St. Petersburg, a land unkind to women, wayward or otherwise; her tumultuous pit stop in Italy as a refugee on her way to America; the life she built for herself in the Pacific Northwest, raising two children of her own; and ultimately, her cathartic voyage back to Russia as an adult, where she searched endlessly for the alcoholic mother she never knew. Braided into her physical journey is a metaphorical exploration of the many surrogate mothers Shalmiyev sought out in place of her own - whether in books, art, lovers, or other lost souls banded together by their misfortunes.Mother Winter is the story of Shalmiyev’s years of travel, searching, and forging meaningful connection with the worlds she occupies - the result is a searing observation of the human heart and psyche’s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophia Shalmiyev. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009121/bk_sans_009121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.