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‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

David Christian

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a study of the social, economic, and political role of vodka in 19th-century Russia. Since the ‘Green Serpent’ first appeared in 16th-century Muscovy, it has played a vital part in ... More


St Petersburg Exchange: On the Road to Maturity. Industrial Stock Index, 1897–1914

Leonid I. Borodkin and Gregory Perelman

in Financial Centres and International Capital Flows in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603503
eISBN:
9780191729249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603503.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The first section of the chapter describes the role of St. Petersburg as a financial centre of Russian Empire. Major “continental” style banks, presence of a stock exchange, and proximity of ... More


Edmund Boleslaw Fryde 1923–1999

Daniel Huws

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

Edmund Fryde liked to dwell on the quirks of fate. It was a game. He liked to explain how by some round-about chain of causation you, his friend, came to be where you were because of some long-past ... More


Rehabilitation

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter traces the emergence of Stalinist historical revisionism from the 1920s to the 1930s, analyzing in detail the central place of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great in the Short Course ... More


Prognostication

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter considers Silver Age representations of of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great, with particular focus on Dmitrii Merezhkovskii's historical novel Antichrist (Peter and Aleksei) and ... More


An Unfolding Drama

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/9780300108897.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the representation of Russian history in theater. It explains that Russian drama during the imperial period progressed through numerous stages and was influenced by fashion, ... More


Vaganova Today: The Preservation of Pedagogical Tradition

Catherine Pawlick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036977
eISBN:
9780813043982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036977.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Agrippina Vaganova (1879–1951) is revered as the visionary who first codified the Russian system of classical ballet training. The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, founded on impeccable technique ... More


Trauma

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how unofficial and countertraditional representations of Russian history charted subterranean relationships between the tsars and between the conceptions of collective greatness ... More


Repetition

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter analyzes representations of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great in the cultural life of the 1930s and 1940s. It turns first to the case of Aleksei N. Tolstoi and his many works on ... More


Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Paul Bushkovitch

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069464
eISBN:
9780199854615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069464.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This book traces the evolution of religious attitudes in this important transitional period in Russian history. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Russia saw the gradual decline of monastic ... More


The Ethnogenetic Drama of Russian History

Mark Bassin

in The Gumilev Mystique: Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445941
eISBN:
9781501703393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445941.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses Gumilev's views on Russian history. Gumilev's work on ancient and medieval history is where he made the fullest attempt to illustrate the operations and implications of his ... More


Karamzin’s Enlightened Conservatism

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0017
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin’s attempt to reconcile universal Enlightenment principles with political conservatism. Karamzin, the most talented and profound Russian ... More


Redux

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

In 1998, a curious little soft-cover book was published in Moscow, bearing two separate titles and the names of two authors. The titles, however, were identical: Ivan the Terrible (Ivan Groznyi). ... More


Toward a Cultural Historiography of Russia

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to explore representations of Ivan the Terrible (1530–84) and Peter the Great 1672–1725). The book asks: Why did Imperial Russian and ... More


Cults and Personalities, Politics and Bodies

J. Arch Getty

in Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300169294
eISBN:
9780300198850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169294.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter asks: why political cults of leadership found such fertile soil in Russia. The cults of Lenin and Stalin followed Russian traditions of seeing the body of the ruler as the embodiment of ... More


Locating Crimea in Russian History

Kelly O'Neill

in Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300218299
eISBN:
9780300231502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218299.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter locates Crimea in Russian history. Early in the spring of 1783, Empress Catherine II announced that Russia had at long last annexed the Crimean Khanate. Russia had annexed ... More


M. A. Polievktov and the First Oral Histories of the February Revolution

Semion Lyandres

in The Fall of Tsarism: Untold Stories of the February 1917 Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199235759
eISBN:
9780191745898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235759.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the individuals and institutions that were responsible for recording and preserving the interviews. It pays special attention to M.A. Polievktov, who in April 1917, together ... More


Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Kevin M. F. Platt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book focuses on a cruel paradox central to Russian history: that the price of progress has so often been the traumatic suffering of society at the hands of the state. The reigns of Ivan IV (the ... More


Postscript

Condee Nancy

in The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This volume has explored the work of six contemporary Russian filmmakers as inflected by the historical experience and imaginative structures of empire. It speculates that Russia’s articulations of ... More


The Enigma of Mikhail Shcherbatov

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0016
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Mikhail Mikhailovich Shcherbatov’s perceived inconsistencies as a political thinker during the late eighteenth century. Shcherbatov has often been regarded as a social and ... More


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