Socialist Churches: Radical Secularization and the Preservation of the Past in Petrograd and Leningrad, 1918-1988

Socialist Churches: Radical Secularization and the Preservation of the Past in Petrograd and Leningrad, 1918-1988

by Catriona Kelly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780875807430
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Edition description: 1
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author


Catriona Kelly is professor of Russian at the University of Oxford and a fellow of New College. She has written widely on Russian cultural history, including St Petersburg: Shadows of the Past.
 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

List of Abbreviations and Glossary xii

Note on Translation xvii

List of Illustrations xviii

Introduction 1

1 "October Has Caught Up with the Church": The Separation of Church and State, 1918-1923 22

2 Monuments to the Golden Age: The Canons of Preservation, 1924-1928 66

3 Churches in the Socialist City: Crash industrialization, Rational Atheism, and City Planning, 1929-19-40 95

4 The Great Patriotic Church?: Wartime Destruction, Postwar Reconstruction, 1941-1953 140

5 The Scientific Assault on God: Church-Monuments in the Khrushchev Era, 1953-1964 189

6 Cynosures of the City: Church Buildings as National Heritage, 1965-1988 226

Conclusion 262

A Note On Sources 279

Notes 283

Select Bibliography 379

Index 401

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