The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture

by Nicholas Rzhevsky
     
 

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This volume offers an introduction to Russian culture in all its rich diversity, including the historical conditions that helped shape it and the arts that express its highest achievements. Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars explore language, religion, geography, ideological structures, folk ethos and popular culture, literature, music, theatre, art, and

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This volume offers an introduction to Russian culture in all its rich diversity, including the historical conditions that helped shape it and the arts that express its highest achievements. Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars explore language, religion, geography, ideological structures, folk ethos and popular culture, literature, music, theatre, art, and film. A chronology and guides to further reading are also provided. Overall, the volume reveals, for students, scholars and all those interested in Russia, the dilemmas, strengths, and complexities of the Russian cultural experience.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Companion is a useful tool... It provides neat introductions to the familiar faces and movements in Russian artistic history..." Susan Costanzo, H-Net Reviews

"...these wide-ranging and stimulating essays synthesize modern scholarship, provide useful material for the specialist, and serve as a helpful reference work for the reader already familiar with modern Russian culture." Robert C. Williams, Slavic Review

"[The book] will be utterly useful and enjoyable for students and individuals with advanced knowledge of Russia as well as for Slavic scholars." Victoria Richter, Slavic and East European Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107486942
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/05/2012
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Culture
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Nicholas Rzhevsky is Professor and Chairman of the Department of European Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

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