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Breaking ground : travel and national culture in Russia from Peter I to the era of Pushkin

Author: Sara Dickinson
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006.
Series: Studies in Slavic literature and poetics, v. 45.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Breaking Ground examines travel writing's contribution to the development of a Russian national culture from roughly 1700 to 1850, as Russia struggled to define itself against Western Europe. Russian examples of literary travel writing began with imitative descriptions of grand tours abroad, but progressive familiarity with the West and with its literary forms gradually enabled writers to find other ways of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dickinson, Sara.
Breaking ground.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006
(OCoLC)69950730
Named Person: D I Fonvizin; Aleksandr Nikolaevich Radishchev; Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Karamzin; D I Fonvizin; Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Karamzin; Aleksandr Nikolaevich Radishchev
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Dickinson
ISBN: 1423791819 9781423791812
OCLC Number: 70878871
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (291 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Fonvizin and the Russian tour of Western Europe (1689-1789) --
Radishchev and domestic description (1767-97) --
Karamzin and the internal account (1791-1812) --
Returning to Europe (1812-25) --
Reimagining foreign and domestic space (1810-50).
Series Title: Studies in Slavic literature and poetics, v. 45.
Responsibility: Sara Dickinson.

Abstract:

Breaking Ground examines travel writing's contribution to the development of a Russian national culture from roughly 1700 to 1850, as Russia struggled to define itself against Western Europe. Russian examples of literary travel writing began with imitative descriptions of grand tours abroad, but progressive familiarity with the West and with its literary forms gradually enabled writers to find other ways of describing the experiences of Russians en route. Blending foreign and native cultural influences, writers responded to the pressures of the age--to Catherine II, Napoleon, and Nicholas I, fo.

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"...this eminently readable study enriches our understanding of a seminal period of Russia's culture, one that arguabley laid the groundfor her modern identity." - in: The Russian Review 66/1 Read more...

 
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