This companion comprises 28 essays by international scholars offering an analytical overview of the development of Russian history from the earliest Slavs through to the present day. Includes essays by both prominent and emerging scholars from Russia, Great Britain, the US, and Canada Analyzes the entire sweep of Russian history from debates over how to identify the earliest Slavs, through the Yeltsin Era, and future prospects for post-Soviet Russia Offers an extensive review of the medieval period, religion, culture, and the experiences of ordinary people Offers a balanced review of both traditional and cutting-edge topics, demonstrating the range and dynamism of the field
Author: Abbott Gleason
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
As the first survey of the history of women in Russia to be published in any language, this book is itself an historic event -- the result of the collaboration of the leading Russian and American specialists on Russian women's history. The book is divided in to four chronological parts corresponding to eras of Russian history: (I) Kievan/Mongol (10th - 15th centuries); (II) Muscovite ( 16th - 17th centuries); (III) 18th century; and (IV) 19th - early 20th centuries. Each part gives coverage to four main topics: (1) The role of prominent women in public life, with biographical sketches of women who attained prominence in political or cultural life; (2) Women's daily life and family roles; (3) Women's status under the law; (4) Material culture and in particular women's dress as an expression of their place in society.
From the Tenth to the Twentieth Century
Author: Natalia Pushkareva,Eve Levin
Category: Political Science
"This four-volume set features nearly 1,500 entries by experts on all aspects of Russian history, including important biographical figures, geographical areas, ethnographic groups, cultural landmarks, military campaigns, and social issues."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.
Author: James R. Millar
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
An historical introduction to the prospects for reform in Russian state and society.
Progress Or Cycle?
Author: Theodore Taranovski,Peggy McInerny,Lee H. Hamilton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Identifies people, events, movements, organizations, and institutions that have influenced the development of Russian history and culture
From the Christianization of Kiev to the Break-up of the U.S.S.R.
Author: John Paxton
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Traces the role of Ivan the Terrible in Russian history and the thinking of Russian historians, emphasizing the political actions and ideals of the sixteenth-century czar as they have shaped Russia's development through the present
Ivan the Terrible in Russian History
Author: Alexander Yanov
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Baron brings together eleven articles published between 1958 and 1986 with a new introduction and an autobiographical essay that serves as a coda to the collection. The essays examine Georgi V. Plekhanov's ideas about history and their relationship to Soviet historiography, most especially his concept of poet-primitive Russia not as a Western feudal society but rather an Oriental despotism, and his views on the prospect for socialism in the United States. Baron also includes two pieces that revise his earlier thinking about Plekhanov, retracing his steps and exploring paths he neglected in his earlier research for his major biography, Plekhanov: The Father of Russian Marxism (1963).
Author: Samuel H. Baron
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
"... the specificity and breadth of this [work] makes it unique.... lively reading... particularly recommended for academic collections with a strong focus in Russian history." -- Library Journal "... a remarkable new collection of essays... The book reads like a literary hybrid of cookbook, historical treatise, and novella; its subject is, literally, the essence of life itself.... Glants and Toomre deserve further praise for the book's consistent, animated directness of style." -- The Boston Phoenix This sparkling collection of thirteen original essays gives surprising insights into what foodways reveal about Russia's history and culture, from Kievan times to post Soviet Russia. Some of the chapters focus on historical topics while others consider images of food in literature and art.
Author: Musya Glants,Joyce Stetson Toomre
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Social Science
"This is a learned and cogent exploration of Russian theological and political order from its Kievan roots into the early twenty-first century. It utilizes the primary sources in an energetic way and grounds the core of its theoretical analysis in the philosophy of Eric Voegelin. The argument is complex yet lucid and illuminating at every turn. Lee Trepanier's book will be of great interest to all students of Russian history, church-state relations, literature, theology, and politics. Warmly recommended."---Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University "Despite the best efforts of the country's leading political figures, social institutions, and intellectuals, Russia has yet to develop a coherent set of political values and symbols around which its society can congeal. In this book, Lee Trepanier does the field a great service by applying Eric Voegelin's thought to the question of how this process has evolved historically and why it has failed so miserably."---Christopher Marsh, director, J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, Baylor University Political Symbols in Russian History is one of the few works that presents an analytical and comprehensive account of Russian history and politics between the years 988 and 2005. From Kievan Rus to Putin's Russia, this book traces the development, evolution, and impact that political symbols have had on Russian society. By using Eric Voegelin's "new science of politics" as the human search for order and justice, Lee Trepanier provides a fresh and unique approach to the studies of political culture and civil society. For those interested in Russian politics and intellectual history, Political Symbols in Russian History offers the most up-to-date scholarship on such political symbols and social institutions as the Russian Orthodox Church and the national government. This book presents an innovative approach to understanding symbols in the search for order and justice in Russian histor.
Church, State, and the Quest for Order and Justice
Author: Lee Trepanier
Publisher: Lexington Books
Eine glänzend geschriebene Geschichte Sowjetrusslands – von den Wurzeln des Bolschewismus bis zum Putsch gegen Gorbatschow 1991. Laut Orlando Figes erstreckt sich die Wirkung der Russischen Revolution von 1917 über die Jahrzehnte der Diktatur bis in die Gegenwart. So waren die Sowjetführer bis zuletzt überzeugt, dass sie die von Lenin begonnene Revolution fortsetzten und auf ihre Ziele hinarbeiteten: eine kommunistische Gesellschaft des materiellen Überflusses für das Proletariat und ein neuer kollektiver Menschentyp. In einem historischen Moment, da in Russland unter Putin die autoritäre Staatstradition wiederauflebt, liefert Figes eine überzeugende Interpretation des russischen 20. Jahrhunderts.
Russland und das 20. Jahrhundert
Author: Orlando Figes
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
Thirty-two eminent historians and social scientists cover the last two centuries of Russian history in this rich collection of essays. The range and high quality of the contributions reflect the broadening of social and cultural directions that has characterized 'new history; issues of the Russian borderland, especially Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia, receive a prominent treatment as a key part of Russian and Soviet history. Too, studies in this volume show sensitivity to the multicultural nature of Russian society and culture. Top authority in Russian history, Alfred J. Rieber taught at leading US universities before joining Central European University.
Essays in Honor of Alfred J. Rieber
Author: Marsha Siefert
Publisher: Kendall Hunt
This work by the great 19th-century historian is available once again in an acclaimed 1968 translation that conveys the beauty of Kliuchevsky's language and the power of his ideas. In this volume, Kliuchevsky untangles the confused events of the Time of Troubles and the emergence of the Romanov dynasty, and develops his interpretation of the century as prologue to the Petrine reforms. He dramatically underlines the cultural divide between old Russia and the emergent autocracy and the strangely ambivalent relationship between Russia and the West.
The Seventeenth Century
Author: V.O. Kliuchevskii
Category: Social Science
Focusing on a number of historical and literary personalities who were regarded with disdain in the aftermath of the 1917 revolution—figures such as Peter the Great, Ivan the Terrible, Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, and Mikhail Lermontov—Epic Revisionism tells the fascinating story of these individuals’ return to canonical status during the darkest days of the Stalin era. An inherently interdisciplinary project, Epic Revisionism features pieces on literary and cultural history, film, opera, and theater. This volume pairs scholarly essays with selections drawn from Stalin-era primary sources—newspaper articles, unpublished archival documents, short stories—to provide students and specialists with the richest possible understanding of this understudied phenomenon in modern Russian history. “These scholars shed a great deal of light not only on Stalinist culture but on the politics of cultural production under the Soviet system.”—David L. Hoffmann, Slavic Review
Russian History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda
Author: Kevin M. F. Platt,David Brandenberger
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
»Eine Art ›Der Pate, Teil 1‹: Wahrscheinlich die größte historische Biographie des Jahres« The Observer Revolutionär, Bankräuber, Dichter, Priesterschüler, Ehemann, Liebhaber, Vater – all dies war der junge Stalin zugleich. Wenig war bisher bekannt über die Jugend und das so außergewöhnliche wie abenteuerliche Leben des späteren Diktators. Der Historiker und Bestsellerautor Simon Sebag Montefiore hat zahllose unbekannte Dokumente zu Tage gefördert und erzählt die packende, bisher ungeschriebene Geschichte des jungen Josef Stalin und wie aus ihm der gefürchtete Diktator und Staatsmann wurde. »Kein Historiker ist Stalin so nah auf die Haut gerückt wie Simon Sebag Montefiore.« Berliner Zeitung
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Preface Acknowledgments I The Medieval Ethno-Religious Frontier II Kievan Rus' and the Steppe III The Mongol Empire and the Golden Horde IV The Mongol Administration of Russia V The Mongol Role in Russian Politics VI The Russian "Theory" of Mongol Rule VII Economic and Demographic Consequences VIII The Mongols and the Muscovite Autocracy IX The Mongols and Russian Society X Cultural Life XI Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index.
The Mongol Impact on Medieval Russian History
Author: Charles J. Halperin
Publisher: Indiana University Press