Religion & Culture

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Overview

Focusing on the lived experience of individuals in Russia and Ukraine, twelve essays explore continuity and change comparatively and in the context of larger interpretative issues, such as popular culture, mentality, and religiosity.

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"An exciting and highly stimulating examination of religious culture that is essential reading for everyone interested in Russian history."—Journal of Early Modern History

"Innovative, critical, and significant for the historiography of pre-Petrine culture."—Marc Raeff

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Presents ten contributions from the June 1993 Early East Slavic Culture workshop on 17th century culture. Focusing on the lived experience of individuals in Russia and Ukraine, the essays explore continuity and change comparatively and in the context of larger interpretative issues. Topics include backwardness among the peasants; gendered aspects of saints' cults; ritual and religious belief; humanism in icons and literature; social cohesion and tension; ambiguities of identity; and a critical consideration of the limitations of our knowledge of l7th century culture and religion. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875802183
  • Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 221
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Introduction: Religion and Cultural Studies in Russia, Then and Now: Samuel H. Baron and Nancy Shields Kollmann
Part 1: Society and Cultural Practice
"Backwardness" in Russian Peasant Culture: A Theoretical Consideration of Agricultural Practices in the Seventeenth Century: Janet Martin
Concepts of Society and Social Identity in Early Modern Russia: Nancy Shields Kollmann
Ukrainian Social Tensions before the Khmel'nyts'kyi Uprising: Frank E. Sysyn
Part 2: Religion and Belief
Court and Ceremony in an Age of Reform: Patriarch Nikon and the Palm Sunday Ritual: Michael S. Flier
Supplicatory Prayers as a Source for Popular Religious Culture in Muscovite Russia: Eve Levin
Muscovite Miracle Stories as Sources for Gender-Specific Religious Experience: Isolde Thyrêt
The Miracle of Martyrdom: Reflections on Early Old Believer Hagiography: Robert O. Crummey
Part 3: Image, Identity, and Mentalité
Misrepresentations, Misunderstandings, and Silences: Problems of Seventeenth-Century Ruthenian and Muscovite Cultural History: David A. Frick
Simon Ushakov—"Historicism" and "Byzantinism": On the Interpretation of Russian Painting from the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century: Engelina S. Smirnova
Religious Reform and the Emergence of the Individual in Russian Seventeenth-Century Literature: Victor M. Zhivov
Afterword, Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Edward L. Keenan
Index

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