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Becoming Muslim in Imperial RussiaConversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452314
eISBN:
9780801454776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452314.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter explores the transformative possibilities of reading Shakespeare for women, both collectively and individually, by combining work on women's clubs with recent work on the ... More

Bernard of ClairvauxAn Inner Life

Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Brian Patrick McGuire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This intimate portrait of one of the Middle Ages' most consequential men, delves into the life of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux to offer a refreshing interpretation that finds within this grand ... More

Bitter ChoicesLoyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus

Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus

Michael Khodarkovsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449727
eISBN:
9780801462894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449727.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Russia's attempt to consolidate its authority in the North Caucasus has exerted a terrible price on both sides since the mid-nineteenth century. This book tells a concise and compelling history of ... More

Bowling for CommunismUrban Ingenuity at the End of East Germany

Bowling for Communism: Urban Ingenuity at the End of East Germany

Andrew Demshuk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751660
eISBN:
9781501751684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751660.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book illuminates how civic life functioned in Leipzig, East Germany's second-largest city, on the eve of the 1989 revolution by exploring acts of “urban ingenuity” amid catastrophic urban decay. ... More

Breaking the Ties That BoundThe Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia

Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia

Barbara Alpern Engel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Russia's Great Reforms of 1861 were sweeping social and legal changes that aimed to modernize the country. In the following decades, rapid industrialization and urbanization profoundly transformed ... More

Children of Rus'Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Children of Rus': Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Faith Hillis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452192
eISBN:
9780801469268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452192.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book recovers an all-but-forgotten chapter in the history of the Tsarist Empire and its southwestern borderlands. The right bank, or west side, of the Dnieper River—which today is located at the ... More

Chronicles in StonePreservation, Patriotism, and Identity in Northwest Russia

Chronicles in Stone: Preservation, Patriotism, and Identity in Northwest Russia

Victoria Donovan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747878
eISBN:
9781501747892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747878.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book is a study of the powerful and pervasive myth of the Russian Northwest, its role in forming Soviet and Russian identities, and its impact on local communities. The book explores the ... More

Club RedVacation Travel and the Soviet Dream

Club Red: Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream

Diane P. Koenker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451539
eISBN:
9780801467738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451539.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The Bolsheviks took power in Russia in 1917 armed with an ideology centered on the power of the worker. From the beginning, however, Soviet leaders also realized the need for rest and leisure within ... More

Creative UnionThe Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Kiril Tomoff

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801444111
eISBN:
9781501730023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444111.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Why did the Stalin era, a period characterized by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in the arts, witness such an extraordinary upsurge of musical creativity and the prominence ... More

Cultivating the MassesModern State Practices and Soviet Socialism, 1914-1939

Cultivating the Masses: Modern State Practices and Soviet Socialism, 1914-1939

David L. Hoffmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801446290
eISBN:
9780801462832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801446290.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Under Joseph Stalin's leadership, the Soviet government carried out a massive number of deportations, incarcerations, and executions. Paradoxically, at the very moment that Soviet authorities were ... More

Deaf in the USSRMarginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991

Deaf in the USSR: Marginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991

Claire L. Shaw

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713668
eISBN:
9781501713798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713668.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Deaf in the USSR explores the history of the deaf community in the Soviet Union from the February Revolution of 1917 until the collapse of the Soviet state in 1991, situating the experience of deaf ... More

Desperate MagicThe Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia

Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia

Valerie Kivelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451461
eISBN:
9780801469381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451461.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

In the courtrooms of seventeenth-century Russia, the great majority of those accused of witchcraft were male, in sharp contrast to the profile of accused witches across Catholic and Protestant Europe ... More

God, Tsar, and PeopleThe Political Culture of Early Modern Russia

God, Tsar, and People: The Political Culture of Early Modern Russia

Daniel B. Rowland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752094
eISBN:
9781501752117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752094.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book brings together essays written over a period of fifty years, using a wide variety of evidence — texts, icons, architecture, and ritual — to reveal how early modern Russians (1450–1700) ... More

The Gulag After StalinRedefining Punishment in Khrushchev's Soviet Union, 1953-1964

The Gulag After Stalin: Redefining Punishment in Khrushchev's Soviet Union, 1953-1964

Jeffrey S. Hardy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702792
eISBN:
9780801458514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702792.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book reveals how the vast Soviet penal system was reimagined and reformed in the wake of Stalin's death. The text argues that penal reform in the 1950s was a serious endeavor intended to ... More

The Gumilev MystiqueBiopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia

The Gumilev Mystique: Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia

Mark Bassin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445941
eISBN:
9781501703393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445941.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the legacy of Lev Nikolaevich Gumilev (1912–1992) has attracted extraordinary interest in Russia and beyond. The son of two of modern Russia's greatest poets, ... More

Haunted EmpireGothic and the Russian Imperial Uncanny

Haunted Empire: Gothic and the Russian Imperial Uncanny

Valeria Sobol

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750571
eISBN:
9781501750595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750571.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book shows that Gothic elements in Russian literature frequently expressed deep-set anxieties about the Russian imperial and national identity. The book argues that the persistent Gothic tropes ... More

The House of Hemp and ButterA History of Old Riga

The House of Hemp and Butter: A History of Old Riga

Kevin C. O'Connor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747687
eISBN:
9781501747700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747687.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Founded as an ecclesiastical center, trading hub, and intended capital of a feudal state, Riga was Old Livonia's greatest city and its indispensable port. Because the city was situated in what was ... More

Housing the New Russia

Housing the New Russia

Jane R. Zavisca

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450372
eISBN:
9780801464300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450372.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book examines Russia's attempts to transition from a socialist vision of housing, in which the government promised a separate, state-owned apartment for every family, to a market-based and ... More

The Hungry SteppeFamine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

Sarah Cameron

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501730436
eISBN:
9781501730443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501730436.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book examines the Kazakh famine of 1930-33, one of the most heinous and poorly understood crimes of the Stalinist regime. As part of a radical social engineering scheme, Josef Stalin sought to ... More

Knowledge and the Ends of EmpireKazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731-1917

Knowledge and the Ends of Empire: Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731-1917

Ian W. Campbell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501700798
eISBN:
9781501707902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700798.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book investigates the connections between knowledge production and policy formation on the Kazak steppes of the Russian Empire. Hoping to better govern the region, tsarist officials were ... More

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