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Becoming Muslim in Imperial RussiaConversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452314
eISBN:
9780801454776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452314.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter explores the transformative possibilities of reading Shakespeare for women, both collectively and individually, by combining work on women's clubs with recent work on the ... More

Bitter ChoicesLoyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus

Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus

Michael Khodarkovsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449727
eISBN:
9780801462894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449727.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Russia's attempt to consolidate its authority in the North Caucasus has exerted a terrible price on both sides since the mid-nineteenth century. This book tells a concise and compelling history of ... More

Breaking the Ties That BoundThe Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia

Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia

Barbara Alpern Engel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Russia's Great Reforms of 1861 were sweeping social and legal changes that aimed to modernize the country. In the following decades, rapid industrialization and urbanization profoundly transformed ... More

Children of Rus'Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Children of Rus': Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Faith Hillis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452192
eISBN:
9780801469268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452192.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book recovers an all-but-forgotten chapter in the history of the Tsarist Empire and its southwestern borderlands. The right bank, or west side, of the Dnieper River—which today is located at the ... More

Club RedVacation Travel and the Soviet Dream

Club Red: Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream

Diane P. Koenker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451539
eISBN:
9780801467738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451539.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The Bolsheviks took power in Russia in 1917 armed with an ideology centered on the power of the worker. From the beginning, however, Soviet leaders also realized the need for rest and leisure within ... More

Cultivating the MassesModern State Practices and Soviet Socialism, 1914-1939

Cultivating the Masses: Modern State Practices and Soviet Socialism, 1914-1939

David L. Hoffmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801446290
eISBN:
9780801462832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801446290.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Under Joseph Stalin's leadership, the Soviet government carried out a massive number of deportations, incarcerations, and executions. Paradoxically, at the very moment that Soviet authorities were ... More

Desperate MagicThe Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia

Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia

Valerie Kivelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451461
eISBN:
9780801469381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451461.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

In the courtrooms of seventeenth-century Russia, the great majority of those accused of witchcraft were male, in sharp contrast to the profile of accused witches across Catholic and Protestant Europe ... More

The Gulag After StalinRedefining Punishment in Khrushchev's Soviet Union, 1953-1964

The Gulag After Stalin: Redefining Punishment in Khrushchev's Soviet Union, 1953-1964

Jeffrey S. Hardy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702792
eISBN:
9780801458514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702792.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book reveals how the vast Soviet penal system was reimagined and reformed in the wake of Stalin's death. The text argues that penal reform in the 1950s was a serious endeavor intended to ... More

The Gumilev MystiqueBiopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia

The Gumilev Mystique: Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia

Mark Bassin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445941
eISBN:
9781501703393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445941.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the legacy of Lev Nikolaevich Gumilev (1912–1992) has attracted extraordinary interest in Russia and beyond. The son of two of modern Russia's greatest poets, ... More

Housing the New Russia

Housing the New Russia

Jane R. Zavisca

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450372
eISBN:
9780801464300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450372.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book examines Russia's attempts to transition from a socialist vision of housing, in which the government promised a separate, state-owned apartment for every family, to a market-based and ... More

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