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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


Western Borderlands in the Eighteenth Century

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The chapter explores the eighteenth-century expansion of the Russian empire west and into the Black Sea steppe, culminating in the political and judicial reforms of Catherine II in 1770s–80s that ... More


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