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Petersburg Fin de Siecle

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The final decade of the old order in imperial Russia was a time of both crisis and possibility, an uncertain time that inspired an often desperate search for meaning. This book explores how journalists and other writers in St. Petersburg described and interpreted the troubled years between the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917.

Mark Steinberg, distinguished historian of Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, examines the work of writers of all kinds, from anonymous journalists to well-known public intellectuals, from secular liberals to religious conservatives. Though diverse in their perspectives, these urban writers were remarkably consistent in the worries they expressed. They grappled with the impact of technological and material progress on the one hand, and with an ever-deepening anxiety and pessimism on the other. Steinberg reveals a new, darker perspective on the history of St. Petersburg on the eve of revolution and presents a fresh view of Russia's experience of modernity.

Synopsis:

This investigation of the writings of diverse urban Russian writers on the eve of revolution sheds new light on their shared anxieties about modern life and the search for meaning in a time of both crisis and possibility.

About the Author

Mark D. Steinberg is professor of history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and editor of the journal Slavic Review.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300191981
Author:
Steinberg, Mark D.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 b/w illus.
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General

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This investigation of the writings of diverse urban Russian writers on the eve of revolution sheds new light on their shared anxieties about modern life and the search for meaning in a time of both crisis and possibility.
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