Russell Zguta. Russian Minstrels. A History of the Skomorokhi. PA: Univ of Pennsylvania Press, 1978. 1st edition. Cloth hardcover, issued without a jacket. 160 pages. Illustrated. Extensive notes, index. The author explores the Easten Slavic minstrel, aka skomorokhi, who were prominent musicians and entertainers of Muscovy and Kievan Rus' from the 10th-17th centuries.Zguta has written the first comprehensive English-language analysis of the skimorokhi's role in Russian cultural and social history. Excellent condition.
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