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Smoking under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia

Tricia Starks


Using unusual sources and approaching tobacco from the perspective of users, producers, and objectors, this monograph provides an unparalleled view of the early transfer by the Russian market to smoking and presents the addictive, nicotine-soaked Russian cigarette – the papirosa -- and the sensory, medical, social, cultural, and gendered consequences of this unique style of tobacco use. Starting with the papirosa’s introduction in the nineteenth century and foundation as a cultural and imperial construct, the monograph moves through its emergence as a mass-use product of revolutionary potentia ... More

Keywords: Tobacco, Cigarettes, Russia, Addiction, Smoking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501722059
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501722059.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tricia Starks, author
University of Arkansas

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