ISBN-10:
0521024293
ISBN-13:
9780521024297
Pub. Date:
02/02/2006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
National Identity in Russian Culture: An Introduction / Edition 1

National Identity in Russian Culture: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Simon Franklin, Emma Widdis

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Overview

National Identity in Russian Culture: An Introduction / Edition 1

The question of national identity has long been a vexing one in Russia, and is particularly pertinent in the post-Soviet period. Designed for students of Russian literature, culture and history, this collection of essays explores aspects of national identity in Russian culture from medieval times to the present.

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ISBN-13: 9780521024297
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/02/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Simon Frankin is Reader in Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Emergence of Rus 750-1200 (with Jonathan Shepard, 1996).

Emma Widdis is Lecturer in Russian at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of Visions of a New Land: Soviet Film from the Revolution to the Second World War (2003).

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; 1. 'All the Russias ...?' Simon Franklin and Emma Widdis; Part I. Identities in Time and Space: 2. Russia in time Simon Franklin; 3. Russia as space Emma Widdis; Part II. Contrastive Identities: 'Us' and 'Them': 4. 'Us': Russians on Russianness Hubertus F. Jahn; 5. 'Them': Russians on foreigners Anthony Cross; Part III. 'Essential' Identities: 6. Identity and religion Simon Franklin; 7. Music of the soul? Marina Frolova-Walker; 8. Identity in language Boris Gasparov; 9. Byt: identity and everyday life Catriona Kelly; Part IV. Symbols of Identity: 10. Monuments and identity Lindsey Hughes; 11. 'Pushkin' and identity Stephanie Sandler; Afterword; Notes; Selected further reading in English; Index.

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