Donatella Calabi is Professor of History of Architecture at IUAV University of Venice. Her works include The Market and the City, XV–XVII Century (2004).Dominique Colas, co-editor of this volume, is Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po, Paris. His works include Le Léninisme (1982), Civil Society and Fanaticism (1997), and Citoyenneté et Nationalité (2004).Oleg Kharkhordin, co-editor of this volume, is Professor of Political Science, European University of St. Petersburg. He is the author of The Collective and the Individual in Russia (1999) and Main Concepts of Russian Politics (2007).Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen is a Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. He has published many images and articles in the Journal of Material Culture and elsewhere.Quentin Skinner is Professor at Queen Mary College, University of London. His many works include The Foundations of Modern Political Thought (1978), Visions of Politics (2002) and most recently Hobbes and Republican Liberty (2008).Sergei Troianovskii is Vice-President of the Novgorod Society for Antiquities and author of over 50 articles on the history and archaeology of that city.