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The Domostroi

Author : Carolyn Pouncy
ISBN : 0801496896
Genre : History
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A manual on household management, the Domostroi is one of the few sources on the social history and secular life of Russia in the time of Ivan the Terrible. It depicts a society that prized religious orthodoxy, reliance on tradition, and absolute subordination of the individual to the family and the state. Specific instructions tell how to arrange hay, visit monasteries, distill vodka, treat servants, entertain clergy, cut out robes, and carry out many other daily activities. Carolyn Johnston Pouncy here offers, with an informative introduction, the first complete English translation.

The American Bibliography Of Slavic And East European Studies For 1994

Author : Maria Gorecki Nowak
ISBN : 1563247518
Genre : History
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This bibliography is the only source for citations to North American scholarship on Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States, and the former Soviet Union.

Ivan The Terrible

Author : Isabel de Madariaga
ISBN : 0300119739
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ivan IV, 'the Terrible' (1533-1584), is one of the key figures in Russian history, yet he has remained among the most neglected. Notorious for pioneering a policy of unrestrained terror—and for killing his own son—he has been credited with establishing autocracy in Russia. This is the first attempt to write a biography of Ivan from birth to death, to study his policies, his marriages, his atrocities, and his disordered personality, and to link them as a coherent whole. Isabel de Madariaga situates Ivan within the background of Russian political developments in the sixteenth century. And, with revealing comparisons with English, Spanish, and other European courts, she sets him within the international context of his time. The biography includes a new account of the role of astrology and magic at Ivan's court and provides fresh insights into his foreign policy. Facing up to problems of authenticity (much of Ivan's archive was destroyed by fire in 1626) and controversies which have paralyzed western scholarship, de Madariaga seeks to present Russia as viewed from the Kremlin rather than from abroad and to comprehend the full tragedy of Ivan's reign.

Women In Law And Lawmaking In Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Europe

Author : Eva Schandevyl
ISBN : 9781134775064
Genre : History
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Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to present, this collection examines the recent feminisation of justice, its historical beginnings and the impact of gendered constructions on jurisprudence. It looks at what influenced the breakthrough of women in the judicial world and what gender factors determine the position of women at the various levels of the legal system. Every chapter in this book addresses these issues either from the point of view of women's legal history, or from that of gendered legal cultures. With contributions from scholars with expertise in the major regions of Europe, this book demonstrates a commitment to a methodological framework that is sensitive to the intersection of gender theory, legal studies and public policy, and that is based on historical methodologies. As such the collection offers a valuable contribution both to women's history research, and the wider development of European legal history.

The New York Times Book Review

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The Global Experience Readings In World History To 1500

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Ruling Russian Eurasia Khans Clans And Tsars

Author : Robert Chadwell Williams
ISBN : WISC:89073954638
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An interpretative history of the Russian Empire from 1700 to 1917, in the larger Eurasian context of the Mongols, Muscany and the Soviet Union. It explains how a westernizing oligarchy tried to transform an enigma of clan societies into modern nation states, and it includes original documents.

A History Of Russia The Soviet Union And Beyond

Author : David MacKenzie
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In this revision of their best-selling text, MacKenzie and Curran present a clear and objective account of the history of Russians and other eastern Slavs from its beginnings in ancient Rus to the demise of the Soviet Union and, most recently, the Putin presidency. Acclaimed in the field for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and accuracy, the text balances social/cultural history with political history. The authors' approach weaves the external geographic determinism of the Eurasian school and the organic, inner-oriented approach of Russian historians.

The Making Of Modern Russia

Author : Lionel Kochan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020455445
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Extensively revised and based on documentation only recently made available in the West, this is the ideal one-volume survey of centuries of Russian history Reflecting the changed outlook of Russia as it approaches the new millennium, this updated edition offers authoritative accounts of the arrival of the Slavs in the sixth century, the Mongol conquest, the birth of the nation-state, and early Romanov absolutism, along with fresh analyses of the policies and personalities of the Soviet Union and an outline of the Yeltsin years and the dilemmas facing Russia today.

History Of Music In Russia From Antiquity To 1800 From Antiquity To The Beginning Of The Eighteenth Century Introduction The Predecessors Of The Slavs Pagan Rus Kievan Rus Novgorod The Great The Activities Of The Skomorokhi In Russia Music And Musical Instruments In Russian Miniatures Woodcuts And Glossaries A Survey Of Old Russian Folk Instruments Music In Ancient Moscow Fifteenth And Sixteenth Centuries Music In The Monastery Chashi Toasts Bell Ringing Sacred Performances Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries Music In Court Life In The Seventeenth Century A Brief Survey Of Singers Composers And Music Theorists Of The Sixteenth And Seventeeth Centuries Music And Theater In The Age Of Peter The Great

Author : Николай Федорович Фендейзен
ISBN : 0253348250
Genre : Music
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A pathbreaking, monumental work on the origins and development of music in Russia

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