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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


Tsar Power: 1903 Russia

Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent

in Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717093
eISBN:
9781501717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717093.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes Russia's ambivalent responses to decline at the turn of the century. Overall, Russian pursued retrenchment policies that helped lay the foundations for its resurgence after ... More


Roots

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Shertok–Sharett family saga, which was abruptly cut off with Moshe Sharett's death in 1965, began a century earlier in the Jewish Pale of Settlement in tsarist Russia. The two individuals at the ... More


The Rabbinical Schools as Institutions of Socialization in Tsarist Russia, 1847–1873

Verena Dohrn

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that between 1847 and 1873, the rabbinical schools of Vilna and Zhitomir were not merely educational institutions; their general role in promoting reform and their specific status ... More


A Descending Whirligig: 1888 Russia

Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent

in Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717093
eISBN:
9781501717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717093.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter illustrates how Russian decision-makers recognizes that their state was declining and embraced the domestic and foreign policies necessary to improve competitiveness and avoid costly ... More


Confession and the Sacrament of Penance after Communism

Nadieszda Kizenko

in Fundamentalism or Tradition: Christianity after Secularism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285792
eISBN:
9780823288755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285792.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As regards the sacrament of penance in Russia there are both quasi-fundamentalist tendencies and those offering the potential to move away from fundamentalism. On the one hand, one sees strict ... More


Dimitri, Prisoner of War: Summer, 1946—Ancona, Italy

Andrew Marble

in Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178028
eISBN:
9780813178035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178028.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

The chapter is a flashback to Ancona, Italy, in the summer of 1946, at the end of World War II, close to the time Dimitri Shalikashvili, John Shalikashvili’s father, will be released from a British ... More


Moshe Mishkinsky (1917–1998)

Joshua D. Zimmerman

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774716
eISBN:
9781800340725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0047
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter commemorates Moshe Mishkinsky. Mishkinsky was one of the premier scholars of the history of the Jewish labour movement. Born in Białystok in 1917, Mishkinsky emigrated to Palestine at ... More


Feeding the State: Vodka from Tsarism to Communism

Anna L. Bailey

in Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

How vodka provided the economic foundations of the tsarist Russian state from its invention in the sixteenth century. Examines the Bolsheviks’ contradictory approaches to alcohol: they railed against ... More


Studies in Revival

Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent

in Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717093
eISBN:
9781501717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717093.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter surveys how the case comparisons were selected and how they throw new light on well known histories of declining states. We compare pairs of states falling at similar rates but ... More


Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

Pamela S. Nadell and Kate Haulman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758908
eISBN:
9780814759226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758908.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book showcases the transformations that the intellectual and political production of women's history has engendered across time and space. It considers the difference women's and gender history ... More


Vaganova the Dancer

Catherine E. Pawlick

in Vaganova Today: The Preservation of Pedagogical Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036977
eISBN:
9780813043982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036977.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter outlines Agrippina Vaganova's early years as a ballet student in tsarist Russia at the Imperial Ballet School, and her subsequent career as a dancer with the Mariinsky (formerly known as ... More


The Zhitomir Rabbinical School: New Materials and Perspectives

Efim Melamed

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the Zhitomir rabbinical school, one of the most controversial institutions in nineteenth-century Jewish life in the tsarist empire. It draws upon the documents of the rabbinical ... More


My Journey: Elena Semenovna Men

Wallace L. Daniel (ed.)

in Women of the Catacombs: Memoirs of the Underground Orthodox Church in Stalin's Russia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753657
eISBN:
9781501754067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753657.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter concerns the larger political, social, and religious setting in which Vera Vasilevskaia and Elena Men lived. It provides a more intimate picture of the political and social framework of ... More


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