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Copyright

Wendy Rosslyn; Alessandra Tosi

Published On

2012-01-02

ISBN

Paperback978-1-906924-65-2
Hardback978-1-906924-66-9
PDF978-1-906924-67-6
HTML978-1-80064-445-8
EPUB978-1-906924-68-3
MOBI978-1-906924-69-0

Language

  • English

Print Length

261 pages (xii + 249)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 14 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.55" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 16 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.63" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback822g (29.00oz)
Hardback1203g (42.43oz)

Media

Illustrations6

OCLC Number

785989178

LCCN

2019452714

BIC

  • HBJ
  • 1DVUA

BISAC

  • SOC028000
  • HIS032000
  • HIS037060

LCC

  • HQ1662

Keywords

  • Russian history
  • women's history
  • feminism
  • nineteenth century Russia
  • cultural studies
  • women in the arts
  • gender studies
  • russian culture
  • russian literature
  • russian religion
  • russian art
  • music
  • theatre
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Women in Nineteenth-Century Russia

Lives and Culture

  • Wendy Rosslyn (editor)
  • Alessandra Tosi (editor)
Russian women of the nineteenth century are often thought of in their literary incarnations as the heroines of novels such as Anna Karenina and War and Peace. But their real counterparts are now becoming better understood as active contributors to Russia’s varied cultural landscape. This collection of essays examines the lives of women across Russia – from wealthy noblewomen in St Petersburg to desperately poor peasants in Siberia – discussing their interaction with the church and the law, and their rich contribution to music, art, literature and theatre. It shows how women struggled for greater autonomy and, both individually and collectively, developed a dynamic but often overlooked presence in Russia's culture and society during the long nineteenth century (1800-1917). Women in Nineteenth-Century Russia provides invaluable reading for anyone interested in Russian history, nineteenth-century culture and gender studies.

Reviews

The essays in this collection are thoroughly researched and clearly written; they are, moreover, accessible to the non-specialist . . . these articles are an excellent introduction to the experience of women in nineteenth-century Russia.

Michelle Lamarche Marrese

"Wendy Rosslyn, Alessandra Tosi, eds., Women in Nineteenth‑Century Russia, Lives and Culture". Cahiers du Monde russe (1777-5388), vol. 55, no. 3/4, 2014. doi:10.4000/monderusse.8043

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Table of Contents

1. Framing the View: Russian Women in the Long Nineteenth Century

Sibelan Forrester

2. Women and Urban Culture

Barbara Alpern Engel

3. Russian Peasant Women’s Culture: Three Voices

Christine D. Worobec

4. Mary and Women in Late Imperial Russian Orthodoxy

Vera Shevzov

5. Women and the Visual Arts

Rosalind P. Blakesley

6. Women and Music

Philip Ross Bullock

7. The Rise of the Actress in Early Nineteenth-Century Russia

Julie A. Cassiday

8. "How Women Should Write": Russian Women’s Writing in the Nineteenth Century

Arja Rosenholm and Irina Savkina

9. Between Law and Morality: Violence against Women in Nineteenth-Century Russia

Marianna G. Muravyeva

Index


Contributors

Wendy Rosslyn

(editor)
Emeritus Professor of Russian Literature at University of Nottingham

Alessandra Tosi

(editor)
Fellow at Clare Hall at University of Cambridge