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Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book investigates the question of Russian identity, looking at changes and continuing over a huge territory, many centuries, and a variety of political, social, and economic structures. Its main ... More


Introduction: In Search of Unity

Rebecca Mitchell

in Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter emphasizes the central place music held in late imperial Russian cultural discourse, where it served both as a symbol of, and possible means for, forging a unified Russian identity. It ... More


Musical Metaphysics in War and Revolution

Rebecca Mitchell

in Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explores how questions of national identity and patriotism took center stage with the outbreak of war in 1914. For Nietzsche’s orphans, the cultural heritage upon which musical ... More


The Medtner Brothers: Orpheus in an Age of Nationalism

Rebecca Mitchell

in Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The problem of identity within a multiethnic empire is highlighted in this chapter on the brothers Nikolai and Emilii Medtner. As Russian citizens of Baltic German descent, both brothers struggled to ... More


Russia's Contested National Identity and Foreign Policy

Andrew C. Kuchins and Igor Zevelev

in Worldviews of Aspiring Powers: Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan and Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937479
eISBN:
9780199980727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937479.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the Russian foreign policy discourse. For the purposes of discussion, the leading schools of thought and policy practitioners in Russia in 1992–2011 are categorized into three ... More


Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Rebecca Mitchell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book explores how, amid the final tumultuous years of the Russian empire, music was viewed as a powerful force with the ability to overcome the social, political, and ethnic divisions that, it ... More


Introduction

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the different aspects of what it means to be Russian in the contexts of time and place. It creates a complete summary of different aspects and periods of what Russian identity ... More


The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668458
eISBN:
9780748697106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Taking a broad sociolinguistic perspective, the book explores a comprehensive set of tensions which emerged from the dislocated and deterritorialised position of the Russian language in the ... More


Emancipating Sounds: Anton Rubinstein and the Rise of the Russian Jewish Musician

James Loeffler

in The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300137132
eISBN:
9780300162943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137132.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter examines the role of Anton Rubinstein in the rise of Russian Jewish musicians. It analyzes what his life and art may reveal about Jews, Russians, and music in the nineteenth century, and ... More


Introduction

Ammon Cheskin

in Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This introduction examines the ‘identity crisis’ facing Russians and Russian speakers in post-Soviet Latvia following the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union. It provides a scholarly literature ... More


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