The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture / Edition 1by Nicholas Rzhevsky
Pub. Date: 02/28/1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume offers an introduction to Russian culture in all its rich diversity, including the historical conditions that helped shape it and the arts that express its highest achievements. Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars explore language, religion, geography, ideological structures, folk ethos and popular culture, literature, music, theatre, art, and film. A chronology and guides to further reading are also provided. Overall, the volume reveals, for students, scholars and all those interested in Russia, the dilemmas, strengths, and complexities of the Russian cultural experience.
Table of Contents
Chronology; Introduction to Russian culture Nicholas Rzhevsky; Part I. Cultural Identity: 1. Language Dean S. Worth and Michael S. Flier; 2. Religion Dmitry S. Likhachev and Nicholas Rzhevsky; 3. Asia Mark Bassin; 4. Boundaries: the West Timothy Westphalen; 5. Ideological structures Abbott Gleason; 6. Popular culture Catriona Kelly; Part II. Literature and the Arts: 7. Literature David M. Bethea; 8. Art John E. Bowlt; 9. Music Harlow Robinson; 10. Theatre Laurence Senelick; 11. Film Nikita Lary; Further reading; Index.
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