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The Imperial Turn: Economics, Evolution, and Empire

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/9780691172385.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses Dmitrii Mendeleev's “Imperial Turn.” Mendeleev had two productive reactions to his rough treatment at the hands of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences. First came ... More


Chapels: Symbols of Ecclesial Antinomies

Vera Shevzov

in Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195154658
eISBN:
9780199835249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154657.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapels held a unique place in the ecclesial world of Orthodox laity in late imperial Russia. Lay persons built them to mark personal, local, or national events. Chapels were self-contained ecclesial ... More


The Message of Mary

Vera Shevzov

in Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195154658
eISBN:
9780199835249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154657.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Marian icons and their related stories reflect Mary’s role in the ecclesial world of late imperial Russian Orthodoxy. This chapter examines the image of Mary as a symbol of collective Orthodox ... More


Civil Society in Late Imperial Russia

David Wartenweiler

in Civil Society and Academic Debate in Russia 1905–1914

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207825
eISBN:
9780191677816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207825.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses civil society in late Imperial Russia, looking at the university and the awakening of Russia's societal forces, academics in society, social activism and politics, and the ... More


Temple Dialectics: Sacred Place and the Claim on Orthodox Identity

Vera Shevzov

in Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195154658
eISBN:
9780199835249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154657.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The temple played a pivotal role in fostering Orthodox identity in late imperial rural Russia. It had three overarching functions. First as an “official” sacerdotal structure that impressed meaning ... More


Feasts: The Setting of Sacred Time

Vera Shevzov

in Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195154658
eISBN:
9780199835249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154657.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Local feasts were a deeply rooted feature of Russian Orthodoxy. These not only displayed the characteristics of classical Christian worship, but integrated universally recognized traits of Orthodox ... More


Conclusion: The Many Mendeleevs

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/9780691172385.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This concluding chapter assesses the importance of Dmitrii Mendeleev as an individual. One could in principle similarly follow the paths of many figures in Imperial Russia or in nineteenth-century ... More


Introduction: Civil Law, Ideology, and Social Change

William G. Wagner

in Marriage, Property, and Law in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204473
eISBN:
9780191676291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204473.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows the state of the current Imperial Russian law with regard to family, property, and inheritance and the pressure for revision as brought about by different ideologies and political ... More


Conclusion Ends and Beginnings

William G. Wagner

in Marriage, Property, and Law in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204473
eISBN:
9780191676291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204473.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides a conclusion on the effects of the revisions made to family, property, and inheritance law in Imperial Russia.


The Limits of Legislative Revision

William G. Wagner

in Marriage, Property, and Law in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204473
eISBN:
9780191676291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204473.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how revisions to property and inheritance law became intertwined with social, political, ideological, and institutional principles. This relationship yielded more disputes and ... More


Inside the Capital Stages

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/9780300108897.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the influence of the theater on societal and cultural life in imperial Russia. It explains that the theater presented not only dramaturgical works of the imagination but its own ... More


Playing the Provinces

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/9780300108897.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the history of theater in the provinces in imperial Russia. It explains that during the imperial period, theater ruled provincial cultural life and reached out to many more ... More


When Did the Real Day Dawn?

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/9780300108897.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the relation among serfdom, society, and the arts in imperial Russia, and discusses narratives of awakening from 1838 to 1861 and the ... More


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

Ellie R. Schainker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Confessions of the Shtetl explores Jewish conversions to a variety of Christian confessions in nineteenth-century imperial Russia. The book analyzes the surprisingly restrained policy of the Russian ... More


Town and Country

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/9780300108897.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the role of the arts in the culture and society of towns and countryside in imperial Russia. It describes the private and public cultural places during the decades between the ... More


In Search of a Concert Hall

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/9780300108897.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines concert performances in imperial Russia. It suggests that the concert hall served as a training ground for the musical ear and as an instrument of cultural identity, and ... More


Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia

Barbara Alpern Engel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Russia's Great Reforms of 1861 were sweeping social and legal changes that aimed to modernize the country. In the following decades, rapid industrialization and urbanization profoundly transformed ... More


The Ties That Bound

Barbara Alpern Engel

in Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the structures that reinforced the marital bond in late nineteenth-century Russia. The constraints against people's ability to free themselves from the bonds of matrimony were ... More


Introduction: Marriage and its Discontents

Barbara Alpern Engel

in Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's focus, namely the “marriage crisis” that swept imperial Russia; women who left their husbands and the forces that encouraged them to imagine a different ... More


Late 19th-Century Russian Imperial Schemes and Habsburg-Potish Cartographic Borrowings in Galicia

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/9780226744278.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines Russian geographic visions of a historical, linguistic, and confessional order—rossiiskii and russkii—in terms of the ethnoschematized models that were borrowed, standardized, ... More


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