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Women in nineteenth-century Russia : lives and culture

Author: Wendy Rosslyn; Alessandra Tosi
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : OpenBook Publishers, ©2012.
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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 presence in Russia's culture  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Rosslyn; Alessandra Tosi
ISBN: 9781906924669 190692466X 9781906924652 1906924651
OCLC Number: 781411000
Description: ix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : framing the view : Russian women in the long nineteenth century / Sibelan Forrester --
Women and urban culture / Barbara Alpern Engel --
Russian peasant women's culture : three voices / Christine D. Worobec --
Mary and women in late Imperial Russian Orthodoxy / Vera Shevzov --
Women and the visual arts / Rosalind P. Blakesley --
Women and music / Philip Ross Bullock --
The rise of the actress in early nineteenth-century Russia / Julie A. Cassiday --
"How women should write" : Russian women's writing in the nineteenth century / Arja Rosenholm and Irina Savkina --
Between law and morality : violence against women in nineteenth-century Russia / Marianna G. Muravyeva.
Responsibility: edited by Wendy Rosslyn and Alessandra Tosi.

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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 presence in Russia's culture and society.

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