Reinterpreting Russia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340731345
  • Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Arnold Publications Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Russia as empire: a comparative perspective 9
2 How holy was Holy Russia? Rediscovering Russian religion 21
3 Restoring religion to Russian art 40
4 The problem of social stability in Russia, 1598-1998 54
5 Liberty and Property, Land and Freedom: landownership and agriculture in Imperial, Soviet and post-Soviet Russia 75
6 Poor Russia: environment and government in the long-run economic history of Russia 89
7 Entrepreneurship, government, and society in Russia 107
8 The static society: patterns of work in the later Russian Empire 126
9 Popular culture and market development in late-Imperial Russia 142
10 Popular monarchism: the myth of the ruler from Ivan the Terrible to Stalin 156
11 Russian rulers: tsars, commissars and presidents 170
12 Russian Jews and the Soviet agenda 183
13 Kul'turnost' in the Soviet Union: ideal and reality 198
14 The Russian people and the Soviet Union 214
Index 224
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