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Smoking under the tsars : a history of tobacco in imperial Russia

Author: Tricia Starks
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using unusual sources and approaching tobacco from the perspective of users, producers, and objectors, this monograph provides a view of the early transfer by the Russian market to smoking and presents the addictive, nicotine-soaked Russian cigarette--the papirosa--and the sensory, medical, social, cultural, and gendered consequences of this unique style of tobacco use"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Starks, Tricia, 1969-
Smoking under the tsars.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018008823
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tricia Starks
ISBN: 9781501722059 1501722050
OCLC Number: 1025422389
Description: xiii, 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : papirosy and dependence --
Cultivated : exotic blends and imperial designs --
Produced : tobacco queens and working girls --
Tasted : distinctive smoking and social inclusion --
Condemned : social danger and neurasthenic decline --
Contested : health dispute and public disbelief --
Epilogue : revolution and cessation.
Responsibility: Tricia Starks.

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Approaching tobacco from the perspective of users, producers, and objectors, Smoking under the Tsars provides an unparalleled view of Russia's early adoption of smoking. Tricia Starks introduces us  Read more...

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