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Title:
The Cambridge companion to modern Russian culture
Author:
Rzhevsky, Nicholas, 1943-
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xxviii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Russian cultural history : introduction / Language / Religion : Russian orthodoxy / Asia / West / Ideological structures / Popular culture / Literature / Art / Music / Theatre / Film
ISBN:
9780521472180

9780521477994
Format :
Book

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Central Library DK32 .C33 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Russia is a dominant force in the world, whose culture has been shaped by its unique position on the margins of both East and West. As Russia faces new cultural challenges from outside its national boundaries, this volume introduces Russian culture in all its rich diversity, including the historical conditions that helped shape it and the arts that express its highest achievements. Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars explore language, religion, geography, ideological structures, folk ethos and popular culture, literature, music, theatre, art, and film. A chronology and guides to further reading are also provided. The Companion offers both historical orientation for the central processes of Russian culture and introductory surveys of the arts in their modern context. Overall, the volume reveals, for students, academic researchers and all those interested in Russia, the dilemmas, strengths, and complexities of the Russian cultural experience.


Table of Contents

Chronology
1 Introduction: Russian cultural historyNicholas Rzhevsky
Part I Cultural Identity
2 Origins (a) language Dean Worth (b) religion - Russian orthodoxyDmitry S. Likhachev
3 Boundaries (a) Asia Mark Bassin (b) the WestPierre Hart
4 Ideological structuresAbbott Gleason
5 Popular cultureCatriona Kelly
Part II Literature and the Arts
6 LiteratureDavid Bethea
7 ArtJohn Bowlt
8 MusicHarlow Robinson
9 TheatreLaurence Senelick
10 FilmNikita Lary
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