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

Lynn M. Sargeant

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735266
eISBN:
9780199894505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This book explores the complex development of Russian musical life during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It focuses on the Russian Musical Society, which was both unique as a driving ... More


‘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


Zealots of Culture: The Russian Musical Society, Voluntary Associations, and Cultural Life

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/9780199735266.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the establishment of the Russian Musical Society in the era of the Great Reforms and its significance as a cultural voluntary association. The Society's legal charter, ... More


Introduction

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/9780199735266.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

From 1859 to 1918, the Russian Musical Society strove to institutionalize and professionalize music education and concert life in the Russian Empire. From modest beginnings, the Society ultimately ... More


Conclusion: Everything Old Is New Again

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/9780199735266.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

The conclusion explores the impact of World War I and the revolutions of 1917 on the Russian Musical Society, its branches, and its educational institutions. During WWI, accusations of collusion in ... More


Chasing Ghosts: Spiritualism and the Struggle for Public Knowledge

Michael D. Gordin (ed.)

in A Well-Ordered Thing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691172385
eISBN:
9780691184425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172385.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter looks at the controversy surrounding Spiritualism in the 1870s. Considered by many a modernized religion more suited to the day's empirical advances, Spiritualism sparked substantial ... More


The Élite’s Russia

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses Russia as political system and a collection of personalities. The Russian autocracy was seen to be an old fashioned kind of government, one that put great emphasis on ... More


The Church in the Seventeenth Century

Paul Bushkovitch

in Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069464
eISBN:
9780199854615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069464.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The most important changes in the religious experience of the upper strata of Russian society in the seventeenth century were the result of internal intellectual trends and the reorientation of court ... More


The Sociology of Post-reform Russia

Mikhail K. Gorshkov

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter seeks to paint a portrait of contemporary Russian society, as the real social processes and attitudes of post-reform Russia suggest an open-ended state of “permanent transition” for ... More


The “Missing” or “Forgotten” Middle Class of Tsarist Russia

Alison K. Smith

in The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691177342
eISBN:
9780691189918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177342.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shows that the idea that Imperial Russia lacked a middle class was well established by the middle of the nineteenth century. Starting from that point, contemporary commentators and later ... More


Jewish Autonomy Imagined and Remembered

Simon Rabinovitch

in Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804792493
eISBN:
9780804793032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792493.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explains how Simon Dubnov’s political and historical theories developed, with attention to his philosophical influences. It also considers what Jewish autonomy meant historically and ... More


Mid-19th-Century State Cartography and the Idea of Progress in Russian Empirecraft

in Mapping Europe's Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226744254
eISBN:
9780226744278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226744278.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The charter of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society (Imperatorskoe Russkoe Geograficheskoe Obshchestvo, or IRGO), signed on 7 August 1845, sought to cultivate the geography of Russia, and was ... More


The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668458
eISBN:
9780748697106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Taking a broad sociolinguistic perspective, the book explores a comprehensive set of tensions which emerged from the dislocated and deterritorialised position of the Russian language in the ... More


The Missionizing Marketplace

Ellie R. Schainker

in Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Chapter 2 uses the story of the convert from Judaism turned missionary Alexander Alekseev to highlight the overall reactive missionary policy of the state and the Orthodox Church with regard to Jews. ... More


Chaikovsky and Decadence

Simon Morrison

in Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229433
eISBN:
9780520927261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229433.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Russo-Japanese War and “Bloody Sunday”— these two towering political developments spelt the end of autocratic rule in Russia. Signs of an incumbent decadence was reflected in contemporary ... More


Art, Politics, and War, 1941–1945

Robert W. Cherny

in Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040788
eISBN:
9780252099243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040788.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

During World War II, Victor and Lydia threw themselves into organizing and fund-raising for Russian War Relief, organized the Russian American Society, and took active parts in the American Russian ... More


Information Revolution and Administrative Reform, Ca. 1845–1868

Ian W. Campbell

in Knowledge and the Ends of Empire: Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731-1917

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501700798
eISBN:
9781501707902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700798.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the state of tsarist knowledge by the mid-1860s and compares it with administrative reform as actually practiced on the Kazak steppe. To this end, the chapter analyzes the ... More


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

Mark Bassin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445941
eISBN:
9781501703393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445941.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the legacy of Lev Nikolaevich Gumilev (1912–1992) has attracted extraordinary interest in Russia and beyond. The son of two of modern Russia's greatest poets, ... More


Deaf in the USSR: Marginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991

Claire L. Shaw

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713668
eISBN:
9781501713798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713668.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Deaf in the USSR explores the history of the deaf community in the Soviet Union from the February Revolution of 1917 until the collapse of the Soviet state in 1991, situating the experience of deaf ... More


Scorched Earth: Stalin's Reign of Terror

Jörg Baberowski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300136982
eISBN:
9780300220575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136982.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book, an unremitting indictment of the mad violence with which Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union, depicts Stalinism as a cruel and deliberate attack on Russian society, driven by ... More


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