The Human Tradition in Imperial Russia (The Human Tradition around the World series)

The Human Tradition in Imperial Russia (The Human Tradition around the World series)

By: Christine D. Worobec (editor)Paperback

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Sweeping across more than two centuries, this compelling book introduces readers to some of the major themes in Imperial Russia. In a set of engaging essays, the contributors present richly human stories of individual and group experiences, as well as of key events in Russian history. We see the effects of reforms; the consequences of an economy and society built on serfdom; as well as the development of a civil society, the "woman question," urbanization, secularization, and modernity. As this book vividly shows, individuals, groups, and events raised out of obscurity remind us of the messiness of everyday life; of people's dreams, frustrations, and transformations; as well as of their sense of self and the community around them.

About Author

Christine D. Worobec is Board of Trustees Professor and Distinguished Research Professor at Northern Illinois University.


Introduction Chapter 1: Fashion and the Rise of Consumer Capitalism in Russia Chapter 2: How One Runaway Peasant Challenged the Authority of the Russian State: The Case Against Maria Semenova Chapter 3: Life on the River: The Education of a Merchant Youth Chapter 4: The Good Society of Russian Enlightenment Theater Chapter 5: The 1827 Peasant Uprising at Bernovo Chapter 6: Reframing Public and Private Space in Mid-Nineteenth Century Russia: The Triumvirate of Anna Filosofova, Nadezhda Stasova, and Mariia Trubnikova Chapter 7: Happy Birthday, Siberia! Reform and Public Opinion in Russia's "Colony," 1881-1882 Chapter 8: Life in the Big City: Migrants Cope with "Daily Events" Chapter 9: Freedom and its Limitations: A Peasant Wife Seeks to Escape her Abusive Husband Chapter 10: "She Done Him In": Marital Breakdown in a Jewish Family Chapter 11: Serving the Household, Asserting the Self: Urban Domestic Servant Activism, 1900-1917 Chapter 12: Plebeian Poets in Fin de Siecle Russia: Stories of the Self

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742537378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 198
  • ID: 9780742537378
  • weight: 308
  • ISBN10: 0742537374

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