This bibliographical guide contains 10,000 references to the economic and social history of 30 European countries during the period 1700-1939. More than 3000 periodicals have been consulted to obtain references, as well as books, edited collections and conference proceedings. The information is listed in categories such as industry, agriculture, finance, migration, labour conditions, urban communities and organizations. Full publication details are included, so that references may be located easily.
Author: Derek Howard Aldcroft,Richard Rodger
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Engendering Slavic Literatures breaks new ground in its investigation of gender and feminist issues in Croatian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian literary texts by both female and male writers. Drawing on psychoanalytic approaches, film theory, and lesbian and gender theory, the authors interrogate the received notions of Western gender studies to see which can be usefully applied to nineteenth- and twentieth-century Slavic literary works. Motherhood and the relationships of mothers and daughters; the myths of selfhood that shape the autobiographies of Nadezhda Mandel'shtam, Marina Tsvetaeva, Lidiia Ginzburg, and Lev Tolstoy; Polish Catholicism and sexuality; portrayals of landscape in verbal and visual art; and women writers' transgressive ventures into male bastions such as the love lyric and prose fiction are among the themes of this important and innovative volume.
Author: Pamela Chester
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
One of the major historians of prerevolutionary Russia has collected in this volume some of his most important essays. Written over a number of years, these pioneering works have been revised and updated and are complemented by others being published for the first time. Thematically, they cover major subjects in Imperial Russian history and in historical writing, such as ideas and their role in historical change; the intelligentsia, the nobility, and peasant society; and historiography. The twelve essays raise cardinal questions about current scholarship on Russian history before the upheavals of 1917 and offer original interpretations that are of interest to the educated layman as well as the professional historian.
Essays in Modern History, Culture, and Society
Author: Michael Confino
Publisher: Berghahn Books
With its rocky transition to democracy, post-Soviet Russia has made observers wonder whether a moderating liberalism could ever succeed in such a land of extremes. But in Liberals under Autocracy, Anton A. Fedyashin looks back at the vibrant Russian liberalism that flourished in the country’s late imperial era, chronicling its contributions to the evolution of Russia’s rich literary culture, socioeconomic thinking, and civil society. For five decades prior to the revolutions of 1917, The Herald of Europe (Vestnik Evropy) was the flagship journal of Russian liberalism, garnering a large readership. The journal articulated a distinctively Russian liberal agenda, one that encouraged social and economic modernization and civic participation through local self-government units (zemstvos) that defended individual rights and interests—especially those of the peasantry—in the face of increasing industrialization. Through the efforts of four men who turned The Herald into a cultural nexus in the imperial capital of St. Petersburg, the publication catalyzed the growing influence of journal culture and its formative effects on Russian politics and society. Challenging deep-seated assumptions about Russia’s intellectual history, Fedyashin’s work casts the country’s nascent liberalism as a distinctly Russian blend of self-governance, populism, and other national, cultural traditions. As such, the book stands as a contribution to the growing literature on imperial Russia's nonrevolutionary, intellectual movements that emphasized the role of local politics in both successful modernization and the evolution of civil society in an extraparliamentary environment.
Modernization and Civil Society in Russia, 1866–1904
Author: Anton A. Fedyashin
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Many of the world's leading authorities in history, sociology, political science and psychology shed new light on the major genocides of the twentieth century. Featured authors include Irving Louis Horowitz, Helen Fein, Vahakn Dadrian, Roger W. Smith, Henry Huttenbach, Ervin Staub, and Turkish historian Taner Ak. The volume covers the genocides of the Armenians, Ukrainians, Jews, Gypsies, Rwandans and Bosnians, and also topics of genocide denial and prevention.
Author: Levon Chorbajian,George Shirinian
Category: Social Science
Festschrift für Arnold Suppan zum 65. Geburtstag
Author: Marija Wakounig,Wolfgang Mueller,Michael Portmann
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
This bibliography is the only source for citations to North American scholarship on Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States, and the former Soviet Union.
Author: Maria Gorecki Nowak
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Music from a Speeding Train challenges the view that there was no Jewish culture in the Soviet Union by exploring over one hundred Russian and Yiddish works from the 1920s to the turn of the 21st century.
Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia
Author: Harriet Murav
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Author: Christoph Schmidt
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
"This new and enlarged version of Readings in Russian Civilization is the result of fairly extensive revisions. There are now 72 instead of 64 items; 20 of the selections are new. The first volume has undergone the least change with 3 new items, of which 2 appear in English for the first time. In the second volume there are 6 new items; all of them appear in English for the first time. The third volume has undergone the greatest revision, with 11 new items, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. It is the editor's hope that items left out in the new edition will not be sorely missed, and that the new selections will turn out to be useful and illuminating. The aim, throughout, has been to cover areas of knowledge and periods which had been neglected in the first edition, and to include topics which are important in the study of the Russian past and present. "The bibliographical headnotes have been enlarged, with the result that there are now approximately twice as many entries as in the old edition. New citations include not only works which have appeared since 1963, but also older books and articles which have come to the editor's attention."—From the Editor's Preface ". . . a judicious combination of seminal works and more recent commentaries that achieves the editor's purpose of stimulating curiosity and developing a point of view."—C. Bickford O'Brien, The Russian Review "These three volumes cover quite well the main periods of Russian civilization. The choice of the articles and other material is made by a competent and unbiased scholar."—Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic Studies, University of Southern California
Imperial Russia, 1700-1917
Author: Thomas Riha
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Mit Christoph Schmidts Band gibt es eine kompakte Einführung in die Geschichte des Zarenreichs. Gut zu lesen führt die Darstellung durch annähernd vier Jahrhunderte russischer Geschichte. Im Mittelpunkt des Forschungsteils stehen vier grundlegende Aspekte: Geografie, Ethnologie, Orthodoxie und Autokratie. Ein idealer Leitfaden durch den aktuellen Stand der Forschung ist das thematisch gegliederte Quellen- und Literaturverzeichnis. Aus der Presse "... Schmidts Kompetenz zeigt sich vor allem dort, wo er sich auf seine eigenen Forschungen über Staat und Gesellschaft im Russland der Frühen Neuzeit berufen kann. Wer eine knappe, gleichwohl erschöpfende Zusammenfassung der historischen Literatur über Autokratie, Adel und Ständeverfassung im Russland des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts erwartet, wird nicht enttäuscht werden." Jörg Baberowski in: Geschichte und Wissenschaft und Unterricht (Heft 11, November 2007)
Author: Christoph Schmidt
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Türkei in Europa
Author: Jutta Kornrumpf
Category: Social Science
Dieser Band versammelt 15 ausgewählte Forschungsbeiträge von Marina Cattaruzza zur europäischen Geschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, die hier zum Teil erstmals auf Deutsch erscheinen. Obwohl Cattaruzza methodisch immer wieder neue Ansätze gefunden hat, ist sie einigen Themenkomplexen treu geblieben: den Küstenregionen der Donaumonarchie, dem Schicksal von Minderheiten, Fragen der Nationalität - auch im Zusammenhang mit sozialen Schichten -, der Ausgrenzung und der gewaltsamen Aussiedlung bis hin zur Historiographie des Nationalsozialismus und der Shoah. Die Geschichte der Habsburgermonarchie und der Auflösung multinationaler Reiche sowie ihrer Folgen zieht sich wie ein roter Faden durch Cattaruzzas Reflexion und verleiht ihren Forschungen zur europäischen Moderne Einheit und Kohärenz. Diese Festgabe wurde anlässlich ihres 60. Geburtstags von einer Gruppe von Schülerinnen und Schülern, Freundinnen und Freunden aus der Schweiz, aus Deutschland, aus Österreich und aus Italien lanciert.
Studien zur europäischen Geschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts ; Festgabe zu ihrem 60. Geburtstag
Author: Marina Cattaruzza
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Category: Europe, Eastern
Because the turbulent trajectory of Russia's foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union echoes previous moments of social and political transformation, history offers a special vantage point from which to judge the current course of events. In this book, a mix of leading historians and political scientists examines the foreign policy of contemporary Russia over four centuries of history. The authors explain the impact of empire and its loss, the interweaving of domestic and foreign impulses, long-standing approaches to national security, and the effect of globalization over time. Contributors focus on the underlying patterns that have marked Russian foreign policy and that persist today. These patterns are driven by the country's political makeup, geographical circumstances, economic strivings, unsettled position in the larger international setting, and, above all, its tortured effort to resolve issues of national identity. The argument here is not that the Russia of Putin and his successors must remain trapped by these historical patterns but that history allows for an assessment of how much or how little has changed in Russia's approach to the outside world and creates a foundation for identifying what must change if Russia is to evolve. A truly unique collection, this volume utilizes history to shed crucial light on Russia's complex, occasionally inscrutable relationship with the world. In so doing, it raises the broader issue of the relationship of history to the study of contemporary foreign policy and how these two enterprises might be better joined.
Author: Robert Legvold
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Political Science
Balanchine and the Lost Muse is a dual biography of the early lives of two key figures in Russian ballet, in the crucial time surrounding the Russian revolution: famed choreographer George Balanchine and his close childhood friend, ballerina Liidia Ivanova.
Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer
Author: Elizabeth Kendall
Publisher: OUP USA
Category: Performing Arts