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Publisher Comments:

The Russians - still one of the most numerous and powerful peoples on earth - have undergone an historical development whose direction and destiny continues to fascinate after more than 1100 years. This book represents an exploration of the ancient roots and subsequent transformations of their cultural history.

By concentrating in the first instance on the seven hundred years up to Russia's "Westernization" in the eighteenth century, the book follows several important social, cultural and artistic themes through to modern times. Thus pre-modern and folk-based cultural patterns are shown to have had an afterlife that has contributed essential components to the configuration of modern Russian culture, even in its ostensibly sophisticated and "Europeanized" manifestations.

Landscape and geographical constants are seen to have played a large part in determining both the material and imaginative culture of Rus (as Old Russia was known). This is the main subject of the book's first chapter, together with an account of the traditional Russian way of life. Thereafter the socio-political development and the belief-systems of Rus/Russia are discussed and related to historical events. The two final chapters treat, respectively, the role of language and literature in Russian consciousness, and the "iconic world" as manifested in various aspects of Russia's visual and oral culture.

The Russians provides a wide-ranging and original exploration of the Russian cultural experience. An underlying theme is that of the meaning of "Russianness" at both a collective and personal level. The book thus contributes, too, to our understanding of controversial matters of ethnicity and historical identity for this hugely influential, if often unstable, nation.

Synopsis:

This book examines the history of the Russian peoples from the time of the first inhabitants of "Old Russia", or "Rus", up to the present day.

About the Author

"Milner-Gulland's strength lies in his ability to write with equal facility and conviction about literature and the visual arts, about the fourteenth or the twentieth century, a strength underpinned by a reluctance to compartmentalize the arts with conventional historical periodization ... I can think of few better books for opening doors into a fascinating but often misunderstood world." Seer

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Figures.

Acknow;edgements.

Introduction: Aims and Methods of the Book.

1. Rus as Land and People.

2. Rus as People and as State.

3. Belief Systems.

4. Let us Join Word to Word.

5. Iconic Russia.

Conclusion.

Selective Bibliography.

Chronological Table to 1917.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631218494
Author:
Milner-Gulland, Robin
Author:
Milner-Gulland, R. R.
Author:
Milner-Gulland, Robin
Author:
Milner-Gulland
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Eastern Europe
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Russia (federation)
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Russia History To 1533.
Subject:
Russia History 1533-1613.
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Subject:
European History
Copyright:
Series:
Peoples of Europe
Publication Date:
February 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9.03x5.98x.63 in. .88 lbs.

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