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Icon And Axe

Author : James Billington
ISBN : 9780307765284
Genre : History
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"A rich and readable introduction to the whole sweep of Russian cultural and intellectual history from Kievan times to the post-Khruschev era." - Library Journal. Illustrations, references, index. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

The Icon And The Axe

Author : James H. Billington
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006458793
Genre : History
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Survey of Russian culture and philosophy from 1300 to the present day
Category: History

Russia In Search Of Itself

Author : James H. Billington
ISBN : 9780801879760
Genre : History
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The Librarian of Congress and author of The Face of Russia takes a close-up look at one of the world's most pressing issues, the turbulent conditions of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the efforts of Russia to find a post-Soviet identity.
Category: History

The Face Of Russia

Author : James H. Billington
ISBN : 9781556356766
Genre : History
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When the Soviet communist empire was overthrown by the Russians themselves in August 1991, the change was more clearly anticipated by humanistic students of creativity than by economic and political scientists surrounded by statistics and information. Does the Russian pattern of creativity provide any hints as to how the Russians might solve problems today? Having borrowed the democratic political model of their erstwhile American enemy, will they be able to create a distinctive Russian variant that can endure? Or will they end up destroying their own experiment at accountable, constitutional government and returning to their long tradition of authoritarianism? The Face of Russia--a companion book to the corresponding PBS series--addresses these questions. This is a dazzling and forward-looking history of the Russian people as told through their art--from one of the world's great experts on Russian culture. The story covers eight hundred years of Russian creativity, and introduces us to the new art forms that burst onto the Russian scene and became the vehicles for expressing the creative aspirations of an age as well as the enduring Russian quest to find salvation and entertainment in art.
Category: History

The Magical Chorus

Author : Solomon Volkov
ISBN : 9781400077861
Genre : History
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A cultural history of Russia that ranges from the reign of Tsar Nicholas II to perestroika examines the complex interconnection between Russian rulers and artists as exemplified by the stories behind the great masterpieces of luminaries in the fields of art, music, literature, theater, cinema and dance. Reprint.
Category: History

Russia And The Russians

Author : Geoffrey A. Hosking
ISBN : 0674004736
Genre : History
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Chronicles the history of the Russian Empire from the Mongol Invasion, through the Bolshevik Revolution, to the aftereffects of the Cold War.
Category: History

Ten Days That Shook The World

Author : John Reed
ISBN : 9780486149769
Genre : History
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DIVReed's passionately involved narrative captures the opening days of the Russian Revolution, the fall of the provisional government, the assault on the Winter Palace, Lenin's seizure of power, and other tumultuous events. /div
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Red Square Black Square

Author : Vladislav Todorov
ISBN : 0791421929
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book builds a new vision of the development of Russian revolutionary culture, bringing together fiction, criticism, utopian projects, manifestos, performance and film theory, religious philosophy, and the imaginary space of communism centered around the Mummy of Lenin. Revolution and modernization are two main issues of the book. The author argues that in Modernism the work of art was conceived as a miniature of the world to come; thus, art was meant to make projects, not master-pieces. He analyzes the genre of the manifesto as a special rhetorical device of modernist discourse and shows how projects of biological and social engineering elaborate a vision of a future human type apt to exist under unprecedented conditions. Red Square, Black Square traces the process of totalitarian reduction of the modernist impulse into a rigid party doctrine. It follows the turbulent development of Russian Modernism through its categorical arrest under the official doctrine of "socialist realism." Moscow's Red Square is examined as a primal communist space that manifests the symbolism of power. Viewing communism as an aesthetically, not economically, motivated society, the book enacts "political aesthetics" as a discipline that provides the fundamental tool for an adequate and thorough understanding of communism. Todorov concludes by discussing the rise of nationalism in Eastern Europe as a post-communist condition, and the new mission of the intellectuals.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Russia And The Golden Horde

Author : Charles Halperin
ISBN : 9780253013668
Genre : History
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"... an imaginative and dispassionate re-examination of the significance of the Mongol Conquest and its aftermath for Russia’s historical development." —Slavic Review "On all counts Russia and the Golden Horde infuses the subject with fresh insights and interpretations." —History "Combining rigorous analysis of the major scholarly findings with his own research, Halperin has produced both a much-needed synthesis and an important original work." —Library Journal "Halperin’s new book combines sound scholarship and a flair for storytelling that should help publicize this all too unfamiliar tale in the West." —Virginia Quarterly Review "It is a seminal work that will be repeatedly cited in the future... " —The Historian "... ingenious and highly articulate... " —Russian Review
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The Recurrence Of Fate

Author : Spencer Golub
ISBN : 0877454574
Genre : Performing Arts
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How, why, and according to whose definitions and requirements does a culture self-consciously create memory and project its fate? In this remarkable book, the first in English to treat Russian history as theatre and cultural performance, Spencer Golub reveals the performative nature of Russian history in the twentieth century and the romantic imprisonment/self-imprisonment of the creative intelligentsia within this scenario.
Category: Performing Arts