ISBN-10:
0295982098
ISBN-13:
9780295982090
Pub. Date:
11/28/2002
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
All Russia is Burning

All Russia is Burning

by Cathy A. Frierson
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ISBN-13: 9780295982090
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Series: Samuel and Althea Stroum Books Series
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 742,030
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cathy A. Frierson is professor of history at the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of Peasant Icons: Representation of Rural People in Late Imperial Russia and Alexander Nikolaevich Engelgardt's Letters from the Country, 1872-1887.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPART ONE: FROM BENEVOLENT FORCE TO NATIONAL MISFORTUNE: FIRE'S CONTESTED MEANINGS IN RURAL RUSSIAFire as Gentle Cookery and Paradise: Peasants as Mistresses and Masters of FireFire as Apocalypse or Pathology: Peasants as Victims or Vectors of FireFire as Russia's Historical Evil: Peasants Dispossessed by FirePART TWO: LETTING LOOSE THE RED ROOSTER: ARSON IN RURAL RUSSIAThe Fiery Brand, Russian Style: Arson as Protest, Peasants as IncendiariesArson as Impotent Spite or Potent Practice: Peasants as Vengefull, Covetous, or Wily ActorsPART THREE: MOBILIZING TO MAKE RUSSIA MODERN: INSURING, PLANNING, VOLUNTEERINGFire as Insurance Hazard: Peasants as Students of Prudence and PrecautionFire Contained in the Planned Village: Peasants as Residents in a Disciplined Domestic OrderFire as the Internal Enemy: Peasants as Volunteer FirefightersConclusion: Fire as an Imperial Legacy, Peasants as Partners in ProgressNotesReferencesIndex

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Gregory Freeze

Frierson demonstrates the profound importance of fire as a product of peasant culture and economy. (Gregory Freeze, Brandeis University)

From the Publisher

In this notable contribution to fire history, Frierson presents the first English-language survey entirely consumed with the history of fire in the years from 1860-1904. in doing so, she has illuminated the landscape of the history of rural Russia in its twilight years with an energy and force hitherto absent.

University of Washington Press

Jane Burbank

All Russia Is Burning! is exciting, revealing, unique, and provocative. (Jane Burbank, University of Michigan)

Journal of Modern History

In this notable contribution to fire history, Frierson presents the first English-language survey entirely consumed with the history of fire in the years from 1860-1904. in doing so, she has illuminated the landscape of the history of rural Russia in its twilight years with an energy and force hitherto absent.

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