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The Play of PossibilitiesSerfs Enacting Aristocrats, Countesses Playing Peasants

Inna Naroditskaya

in Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The image of Aniuta (likely from French Annette) proliferated the eighteenth-century Russian comic operas, played in private theatres by serfs troupes and aristocratic dilettantes. These comic operas ... More


Cities and their adversaries, 1150–1300

Tom Scott

in The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600: Hinterland, Territory, Region

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199274604
eISBN:
9780191738685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274604.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The chapter examines central and northern Italian cities as peace‐keepers and power‐brokers in the political turmoil caused by the conflict between empire and papacy. It reassesses the role of the ... More


The Legal Ordering of ‘the State of the Realm’

ALAN HARDING

in Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198219583
eISBN:
9780191717574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219583.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter shows how a ‘community of the realm’ was structured by ‘estates of people’. Personal liberty and rights depended on the extent of the law's protection of the tenure of landlords, the ... More


Social Change

Alfred Haverkamp

in Medieval Germany 1056–1273

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221722
eISBN:
9780191678486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221722.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The far-reaching geographical mobility which marked the people of Western Europe between the 11th and 13th centuries stood in close correlation to the dissolution of older personal and seigneurial ... More


A Far From Silent World: Russian Musical Life before the Great Reforms

Lynn M. Sargeant

in Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735266
eISBN:
9780199894505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter uses the periodical press to introduce readers to the musical world of Russia before the Great Reforms. It examines musicians not as a social group but as an amalgam of Russian society ... More


The Domestic Muse

Richard Stites

in Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108897
eISBN:
9780300128185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108897.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the relation between music and serfdom in imperial Russia, discusses the role of serfs as musicians, and describes serf-made music. It considers criticisms of serf-owners who ... More


Introduction

Rong MA

in Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622092020
eISBN:
9789882207288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622092020.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In the Western imagination, Tibet is often conceived as a symbol of heaven on Earth; it is generally perceived as a land of compassion, peace, and harmony. However, this is not the only image of ... More


Life in a Siberian Village

Janet M. Hartley

in Siberia: A History of the People

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300167948
eISBN:
9780300206173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167948.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses life in Siberian villages over the eighteenth and first three quarters of the nineteenth century. Siberia was different from European Russia. The environment, the climate, the ... More


Railways and Change

Janet M. Hartley

in Siberia: A History of the People

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300167948
eISBN:
9780300206173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167948.003.0012
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on how the construction of the Trans-Siberian railway in the late nineteenth century transformed economic, social, and intellectual life in Siberia. The Trans-Siberian railway ... More


Freedom's Price: Serfdom, Subjection, and Reform in Prussia, 1648-1848

S. A. Eddie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662753
eISBN:
9780191757587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662753.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The one certain, indeed proverbial, thing about serfs is that they were as oppressed as they were unfree. But is it true? Building on a new reading of archival material, this book attempts a ... More


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