The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture
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- Editor: Nicholas Rzhevsky, State University of New York, Stony Brook
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This volume offers an introduction to Russian culture in all its rich diversity, including the historical conditions that helped shape it and the arts that express its highest achievements. Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars explore language, religion, geography, ideological structures, folk ethos and popular culture, literature, music, theater, art, and film. A chronology and guides to further reading are also provided. Overall, the volume reveals, for students, scholars and all those interested in Russia, the dilemmas, strengths, and complexities of the Russian cultural experience.Read more
- Unique and wide-ranging introduction to modern Russian culture in all its variety
- Essays written by leading scholars in their various fields
- Accessible volume, written as invaluable introduction to appeal to students and scholars in a wide range of disciplines, and others interested in Soviet studies and European culture
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"The Companion is a useful tool... It provides neat introductions to the familiar faces and movements in Russian artistic history..." Susan Costanzo, H-Net ReviewsSee more reviews
"...these wide-ranging and stimulating essays synthesize modern scholarship, provide useful material for the specialist, and serve as a helpful reference work for the reader already familiar with modern Russian culture." Robert C. Williams, Slavic Review
"[The book] will be utterly useful and enjoyable for students and individuals with advanced knowledge of Russia as well as for Slavic scholars." Victoria Richter, Slavic and East European Journal
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- Date Published: October 2012
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781139796637
- contains: 14 b/w illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Russian cultural history Nicholas Rzhevsky
Part I. Cultural Identity:
2. Origins (a) language Dean Worth (b) religion - Russian orthodoxy Dmitry S. Likhachev
3. Boundaries (a) Asia Mark Bassin (b) the West Pierre Hart
4. Ideological structures Abbott Gleason
5. Popular culture Catriona Kelly
Part II. Literature and the Arts:
6. Literature David Bethea
7. Art John Bowlt
8. Music Harlow Robinson
9. Theatre Laurence Senelick
10. Film Nikita Lary
Guides to further reading.
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