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Russia and Western civilization : cultural and historical encounters
Bova, Russell, 1955-
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Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [2003]

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xiv, 378 pages ; 25 cm
The Russian idea and the West / Philip T. Grier -- Russian Orthodoxy and Western Christianity : confrontation and accommodation / Theodore Pulcini -- The Russian revolutions : the impact and limitations of Western influence / Karl D. Qualls -- Russian writing/writing Russia / Robert Bird -- Russian art in search of identity / Elena Duzs -- An introduction to Russian music / Truman Bullard -- Democracy and Russian political culture / Russell Bova -- Russian business : the warp and weave of its history / Michael S. Poulton -- Youth and popular culture : the common denominator? / Hilary Pilkington.
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This volume introduces readers to an age-old question that has perplexed both Russians and Westerners. Is Russia the eastern flank of Europe? Or is it really the heartland of another civilization? In exploring this question, the authors present a sweeping survey of cultural, religious, political, and economic developments in Russia, especially over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Based on the inter-disciplinary Russian studies program at Dickinson College, this splendid collection will complement many curricula. The text features highlight boxes and selected illustrations. Each chapter ends with a glossary, study questions, and a reading list.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes
IntroductionRussell Bova
I Historical and Cultural Foundations
1 The Russian Idea and the WestPhilip T. Grier
2 Russian Orthodoxy and Western Christianity: Confrontation and AccommodationTheodore Pulcini
3 The Russian Revolutions: The Impact and Limitations of Western InfluenceKarl D. Qualls
II Literature and the Arts: Russia and the European Tradition
4 Russian Writing/Writing RussiaRobert Bird
5 Russian Art in Search of IdentityElena Duzs
6 An Introduction to Russian MusicTruman Bullard
III Perspectives on the Future: Convergence or Divergence?
7 Democracy and Russian Political CultureRussell Bova
8 Russian Business: The Warp and Weave of Its HistoryMichael S. Poulton
9 Youth and Popular Culture: The Common Denominator?Hilary Pilkington
Glossary of Key Terms
About the Editor and Contributors