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 ...

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Polish Encounters, Russian Identity

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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

The contributors are Manon de Courten, Megan Dixon,
Halina Goldberg, Leonid Efremovich Gorizontov, Irina Grudzinska, Beth Holmgren,
Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, Matthew Pauly, Nina Perlina, Robert Przygrodski, David L.
Ransel, Bozena Shallcross, Barbara Skinner, and Andrzej Walicki.

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David L. Ransel is Robert F. Byrnes Professor of History and Director of the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University.

Bozena Shallcross is Associate Professor of Polish Literature at the University of Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Russian Identity in Its Encounter with Poland David L. Ransel and Bozena
1. The Irreparable Church Schism: Russian Orthodox Identity and
Its Historical Encounter with Catholicism Barbara Skinner
2. Imitation of
Life: A Russian Guest in the Polish Regimental Family Beth Holmgren
Repositioning Pushkin and the Poems of the Polish Uprising Megan Dixon
Appropriating Poland: Glinka, Polish Dance, and Russian National Identity Halina
5. The Slavophile Thinkers and the Polish Question in 1863 Andrzej
6. Dostoevsky and His Polish Fellow Prisoners from the House of the
Dead Nina Perlina
7. Vladimir Solov'ëv's Views on the Polish Question:
Poland and Reunion of the Eastern and Western Churches Manon de Courten
The Geopolitical Dimension of Russian-Polish Confrontation in the Nineteenth and
Early Twentieth Centuries Leonid Gorizontov
9. Tsar Vasilii Shuiskii, the
Staszic Palace, and Nineteenth-Century Russian Politics in Warsaw Robert L.
10. At Home with Pani Eliza: Isaac Babel and His Polish
Encounters Judith Deutsch Kornblatt
11. Soviet Polonophobia and the
Formulation of Nationalities Policy in the Ukrainian SSR, 1927<N>1934
Matthew D. Pauly
12. Under the Influence? Joseph Brodsky and Poland Irena
Grudzi?ska Gross


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