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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


The Ties That Bound

Barbara Alpern Engel

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the structures that reinforced the marital bond in late nineteenth-century Russia. The constraints against people's ability to free themselves from the bonds of matrimony were ... More


Introduction: Marriage and its Discontents

Barbara Alpern Engel

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's focus, namely the “marriage crisis” that swept imperial Russia; women who left their husbands and the forces that encouraged them to imagine a different ... More


Making Marriage: Romantic Ideals and Female Rhetoric

Barbara Alpern Engel

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

In the late nineteenth century, ideals of romantic choice circulated ever more widely in Russia. Disseminated by belles-lettres, prescriptive literature, and periodicals, played out on the stages of ... More


Disciplining Laboring Husbands

Barbara Alpern Engel

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter sheds light on attitudes toward domestic violence in Russia, as articulated by the men and women whose voices have been preserved in the chancellery's files. By the second half of the ... More


The Best Interests of the Child

Barbara Alpern Engel

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses the practices of the chancellery with regards to child custody in late nineteenth-century Russia. As the century drew to an end, the maternalist discourses of the late ... More


Money Matters

Barbara Alpern Engel

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explores how Russian women negotiated the resulting tensions between the law securing married women's separate ownership and management of property and actual practice. It shows that ... More


Inside Ermolov’s “Iron Fist”

Michael Khodarkovsky

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449727
eISBN:
9780801462894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449727.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on the commander of the Russian troops in the Caucasus, General A. P. Ermolov. Following Russia's military victory over Napoleon and the empire's enhanced role in European ... More


Interpreter and Administrator

Michael Khodarkovsky

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449727
eISBN:
9780801462894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449727.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter details events following Semën Atarshchikov's arrival in the city of Tiflis in 1836, where he assumed the new post of superintendent of the Karachay people. In the 1830s the Karachays ... More


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