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How Russia shaped the modern world : from art to anti-semitism, ballet to bolshevism

Author: Steven G Marks
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. printView all editions and formats
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This sweeping history tells the story of how Russian figures, ideas, and movements changed our world in dramatic but often unattributed ways. It points out that Russia gave the world new ways of writing novels, and launched trends in ballet, theatre and art that revolutionized cultural life.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven G Marks
ISBN: 0691118450 9780691118451 0691096848 9780691096841
OCLC Number: 60037496
Notes: Originally published in hardcover, 2003.
Description: xii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Organizing revolution : the Russian terrorists --
Kropotkin's anti-Darwinism anarchism --
Dostoevsky's messianic irrationalism --
Tolstoy and the nonviolent imperative --
Destroying the agents of modernity : Russian anti-Semitism --
Conveying higher truth onstage : ballet and theater --
Abstract art and the regeneration of mankind --
The dream of communism --
Communism and the new forms of dictatorship.
Responsibility: Steven G. Marks.

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