Russia on the Eve of Modernity: Popular Religion and Traditional Culture under the Last Tsars

Russia on the Eve of Modernity: Popular Religion and Traditional Culture under the Last Tsars

by Leonid Heretz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521169569

ISBN-13: 9780521169561

Pub. Date: 12/16/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The aim of this series in early modern and modern European history is to publish outstanding works of research, addressed to important themes across a wide geographical range, from southern and central Europe, to Scandinavia and Russia, from the time of the Renaissance to the Second World War. As it develops, the series will comprise focused works of wide

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The aim of this series in early modern and modern European history is to publish outstanding works of research, addressed to important themes across a wide geographical range, from southern and central Europe, to Scandinavia and Russia, from the time of the Renaissance to the Second World War. As it develops, the series will comprise focused works of wide contextual range and intellectual ambition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521169561
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/16/2010
Series:
New Studies in European History Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     viii
Introduction     1
The traditional worldview     14
The Old Believers: modernization as apocalypse     42
The sectarians: dualism and secret history     76
Folk eschatology     102
The assassination of Alexander II (1881) and folk Tsarism     119
The year of famine and cholera (1891-1892): demonization of the nobility     130
The Japanese War: peasant Russia and the wider world     145
1905: revolution or reaction?     157
The Great War and the crisis of the traditional culture     191
Epilogue     234
Bibliography     239
Primary sources     240
Secondary sources     247
Index     257

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