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Under the Spell of Magic: The Oriental Tale in Rimsky‐Korsakov's Sheherazade

Nasser Al‐Taee

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter seeks to link Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade to Antoine Galland's Les Mille et une nuits as a continuation of European fascination with the Oriental tale. It discusses issues concerning ... More


Eastern European Nations, Western Culture, and the Classical Tradition

Asen Kirin

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Russian and Bulgarian nation‐building was deeply rooted in the medieval past. Nevertheless, classical studies and ancient culture gained prominence in this process, expressing not ethnocentric but ... More


The imperial syndrome and its influence on Russian nationalism

Emil Pain

in The New Russian Nationalism: "Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-2015"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410427
eISBN:
9781474418751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410427.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the persistence of the imperial legacy in the political life in Russia and its influence on Russian nationalism. The enduring combination of nationalism and imperial ... More


Post-Soviet Russia

Paul Robinson

in Russian Conservatism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747342
eISBN:
9781501747366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747342.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter looks at conservatism in post-Soviet Russia, particularly during the 2010s when there arose a “conservative turn” in Russian politics and society. This was associated with a revival of ... More


Imperial and ethnic nationalism: A dilemma of the Russian elite

Eduard Ponarin and Michael Komin

in Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010-17

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474433853
eISBN:
9781474445207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433853.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

New drivers of Russian nationalism appeared in the 1990s, making possible either a return to imperial nationalism, as a reaction to globalisation, or, in response to ethnic conflict, a rise in ethnic ... More


Russia and the West: Twenty Difficult Years

Vladislav Zubok

in International Relations Since the End of the Cold War: New and Old Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666430
eISBN:
9780191745607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666430.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter discusses the formation of Russia’s post-communist identity and relationship with the outside world. It argues that the recent history of Soviet collapse and painful reforms, rather than ... More


Introduction

Faith Hillis

in Children of Rus': Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452192
eISBN:
9780801469268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452192.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter documents an ambitious effort to mobilize a nation in defense of the Russian empire, in the process emphasizing the significance of this event and the implications it holds ... More


Russian Response: Archaeology, Russian Nationalism, and the “Arctic Homeland”

Victor A. Shnirelman

in Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226450582
eISBN:
9780226450643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450643.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the works of those specialists who have contributed to the development of contemporary Russian nationalists' views of the most remote past in general and the Slavs' origins in ... More


Neo-Eurasianism and the Russian Question

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/9780801445941.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter considers Gumilev's importance for the late- and post-Soviet revival of Eurasianism. In the early 1980s, Gumilev's Eurasianist retelling of ancient Russian history was received for the ... More


Gumilev and the Russian Nationalists

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/9780801445941.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the emergence of a post-Stalinist movement of Russian nationalism, in which Gumilev occupied a significant if ambivalent position. For Russian nationalists, Gumilev represented ... More


The RFE as a Frontier Melting Pot, 1863–1917

Jon K. Chang

in Burnt by the Sun: The Koreans of the Russian Far East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824856786
eISBN:
9780824872205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856786.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1897, there were approximately 57,000 Chinese and 26,000 Koreans counted in Russia’s census. The Chinese and Korean coolies, miners and other laborers were not a problem in themselves. However, ... More


Turning Inwards: The Rise of Russian Nationalism 1937–1941

Pauline Fairclough

in Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217193
eISBN:
9780300219432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217193.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter charts the rise of Russian nationalism during the period 1937–1941. The year 1937 ushered in a new phase in Soviet historiography that explicitly placed Russia in a position of national ... More


Introduction

Paul Robinson

in Russian Conservatism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747342
eISBN:
9781501747366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747342.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This introductory chapter provides a short background on the study of Russian conservatism and how attitudes over it have changed over the course of over two centuries. It considers both Western and ... More


Builders and Dissectors: Émigré Unification and the Russian Question

Benjamin Tromly

in Cold War Exiles and the CIA: Plotting to Free Russia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198840404
eISBN:
9780191875984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840404.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines a series of meetings of anti-communist organizations in West Germany from 1951 to 1953 devoted to creating a united-front organization of Soviet exiles. The project, supported ... More


The Crisis of Religious Toleration in Imperial Russia: Bibikov's System for the Old Believers, 1841–1855

Thomas Marsden

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746362
eISBN:
9780191808920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746362.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

This book is about an unprecedented attempt by the government of Russia’s tsar Nicholas I (1825–55) to eradicate what was seen as one of the greatest threats to its political security: the religious ... More


Introduction

Pauline Fairclough

in Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217193
eISBN:
9780300219432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217193.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book documents the Soviet Union's ‘appropriation’ of older Russian and Western culture and its concurrent ‘rebranding’ or marketing of selected composers to the general public in an attempt to ... More


The Public Image of Eastern Orthodoxy: France and Russia, 1848-1870

Heather L. Bailey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749513
eISBN:
9781501749537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749513.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Focusing on the period between the revolutions of 1848 to 1849 and the First Vatican Council (1869–1870), this book explores the circumstances under which westerners, concerned about the fate of the ... More


Equation with Many Variables: Soviet-Japanese Relations, 1990–91

Sergey Radchenko

in Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199938773
eISBN:
9780199365128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938773.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History, Political History

In 1990–91 Japanese politician Ozawa Ichiro attempted to solve the territorial deadlock in Soviet-Japanese relations by effectively buying the islands from the USSR. This chapter describes how he ... More


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