Polish Encounters, Russian Identity (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies)

Polish Encounters, Russian Identity (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies)

by David L. Ransel
     
 

At a time when Poland is emphasizing its distance from Russia, Polish Encounters, Russian Identity points to the historical ties and mutual influences of these two great Slavic peoples. Whether Poland adopted a hostile or a friendly stance toward Russia, the intense responses of Russian thinkers, writers, and political leaders to Poland and to Polish culture shaped… See more details below

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At a time when Poland is emphasizing its distance from Russia, Polish Encounters, Russian Identity points to the historical ties and mutual influences of these two great Slavic peoples. Whether Poland adopted a hostile or a friendly stance toward Russia, the intense responses of Russian thinkers, writers, and political leaders to Poland and to Polish culture shaped Russians' idea of themselves and their place in the world. Countering the recent trend to deny the rich interactions between Russia and Poland, this collection reminds readers that these longstanding, if often difficult, contacts constitute an important and enduring element in the consciousness of the peoples of both countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253217714
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Series:
Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : Russian identity in its encounter with Poland1
1The irreparable church schism : Russian Orthodox identity and its historical encounter with Catholicism20
2Imitation of life : a Russian guest in the Polish regimental family37
3Repositioning Pushkin and the poems of the Polish uprising49
4Appropriating Poland : glinka, Polish dance, and Russian national identity74
5The Slavophile thinkers and the Polish question in 186389
6Dostoevsky and his Polish fellow prisoners from the house of the dead100
7Vladimir Solov'ev's views on the Polish questions : Poland and reunion of the eastern and western churches110
8The geopolitical dimension of Russian-Polish confrontation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries122
9Tsar Vasilii Shuiskii, the Staszic Palace, and nineteenth-century Russian politics in Warsaw144
10At home with Pani Eliza : Isaac Babel and his Polish encounters160
11Soviet polonophobia and the formulation of nationalities policy in the Ukrainian SSR, 1927-1934172
12Under the influence? : Joseph Brodsky and Poland189

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