BN.com Gift Guide

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

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $36.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 7%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $36.95   
  • New (4) from $36.95   
  • Used (2) from $56.61   

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...a strong—and to my mind correct—statement about how Russian folklore should be studied." -David Elton Gay, Journal of Folklore Research

These books mark a new direction in the study of religious beliefs and practices among the lower classes of the Russian Empire.

"Heretz...has produced a rich and detailed work, which he carries into the Soviet period and places in an international context." -Nadieszda Kizenko, Russian Review

Read More Show Less

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)

Meet the Author

Leonid Heretz is Associate Professor at the History Department, Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts.

Read More Show Less

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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)