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The Tsar's Happy OccasionRitual and Dynasty in the Weddings of Russia's Rulers, 1495-1745

The Tsar's Happy Occasion: Ritual and Dynasty in the Weddings of Russia's Rulers, 1495-1745

Russell E. Martin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754845
eISBN:
9781501754869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754845.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book shows how the vast, ornate affairs that were royal weddings in early modern Russia were choreographed to broadcast powerful images of monarchy and dynasty. Processions and speeches ... More

Nested NationalismMaking and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus

Nested Nationalism: Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus

Krista A. Goff

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753275
eISBN:
9781501753299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753275.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book is a study of the politics and practices of managing national minority identifications, rights, and communities in the Soviet Union and the personal and political consequences of such ... More

The Things of LifeMateriality in Late Soviet Russia

The Things of Life: Materiality in Late Soviet Russia

Alexey Golubev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752889
eISBN:
9781501752902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752889.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book is a social and cultural history of material objects and spaces during the late socialist era. It traces the biographies of Soviet things, examining how the material world of the late ... More

God, Tsar, and PeopleThe Political Culture of Early Modern Russia

God, Tsar, and People: The Political Culture of Early Modern Russia

Daniel B. Rowland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752094
eISBN:
9781501752117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752094.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book brings together essays written over a period of fifty years, using a wide variety of evidence — texts, icons, architecture, and ritual — to reveal how early modern Russians (1450–1700) ... More

Bernard of ClairvauxAn Inner Life

Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Brian Patrick McGuire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This intimate portrait of one of the Middle Ages' most consequential men, delves into the life of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux to offer a refreshing interpretation that finds within this grand ... More

Bowling for CommunismUrban Ingenuity at the End of East Germany

Bowling for Communism: Urban Ingenuity at the End of East Germany

Andrew Demshuk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751660
eISBN:
9781501751684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751660.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book illuminates how civic life functioned in Leipzig, East Germany's second-largest city, on the eve of the 1989 revolution by exploring acts of “urban ingenuity” amid catastrophic urban decay. ... More

Forging Global FordismNazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest over the Industrial Order

Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest over the Industrial Order

Stefan J. Link

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691177540
eISBN:
9780691207988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177540.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

As the United States rose to ascendancy in the first decades of the twentieth century, observers abroad associated American economic power most directly with its burgeoning automobile industry. In ... More

Haunted EmpireGothic and the Russian Imperial Uncanny

Haunted Empire: Gothic and the Russian Imperial Uncanny

Valeria Sobol

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750571
eISBN:
9781501750595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750571.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book shows that Gothic elements in Russian literature frequently expressed deep-set anxieties about the Russian imperial and national identity. The book argues that the persistent Gothic tropes ... More

Substate DictatorshipNetworks, Loyalty, and Institutional Change in the Soviet Union

Substate Dictatorship: Networks, Loyalty, and Institutional Change in the Soviet Union

Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300230819
eISBN:
9780300255607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230819.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

How do local leaders govern in a large dictatorship? What resources do they draw on? This book examines these questions by looking at one of the most important authoritarian regimes of the twentieth ... More

Late StalinismThe Aesthetics of Politics

Late Stalinism: The Aesthetics of Politics

Evgeny Dobrenko

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300198478
eISBN:
9780300252842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198478.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This nuanced historical analysis of late Stalinism organized chronologically around the main events of the period—beginning with Victory in May 1945 and concluding with the death of Stalin in March ... More

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