Word and Image in Russian History

Word and Image in Russian History

Author: Maria di Salvo

Publisher: Academic Studies PRess

ISBN: 9781618119490

Category: History

Page: 368

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Word and Image invokes and honors the scholarly contributions of Gary Marker. Twenty scholars from Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Ukraine and the United States examine some of the main themes of Marker’s scholarship on Russia—literacy, education, and printing; gender and politics; the importance of visual sources for historical study; and the intersections of religious and political discourse in Imperial Russia. A biography of Marker, a survey of his scholarship, and a list of his publications complete the volume. Contributors: Valerie Kivelson, Giovanna Brogi (University of Milan), Christine Ruane (University of Tulsa), Elena Smilianskaia (Moscow), Daniela Steila (University of Turin), Nancy Kollmann (Stanford University), Daniel H. Kaiser (Grinnell College), Maria di Salvo (University of Milan), Cynthia Whittaker (City Univ. of New York), Simon Dixon (University of London), Evgenii Anisimov (St. Petersburg), Alexander Kamenskii (Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Janet Hartley (London School of Economics), Olga Kosheleva (Moscow State University), Maksim Yaremenko (Kyiv), Patrick O'Meara (University of Durham), Roger Bartlett (London), Joseph Bradley (University of Tulsa), Robert Weinberg (Swarthmore College)

Publishing, Printing, and the Origins of the Intellectual Life in Russia, 1700-1800

Publishing, Printing, and the Origins of the Intellectual Life in Russia, 1700-1800

Author: Gary Marker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400854943

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Gary Marker describes the pursuit of an effective public voice by political, Church, and literary elites in Russia as synonymous with the struggle to control the printed media, showing that Russian publishing and printing evolved in a way that sharply diverged from Western experiences but that proved to be highly significant for Russian society. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Fiction and Society in the Age of Pushkin

Fiction and Society in the Age of Pushkin

Author: William Mills Todd

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674299450

Category: History

Page: 290

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Todd describes the ideology of the educated westernized gentry, then charts the possibilities for literary life: first patronage, the salons, popular literature; then rapid emergence of an incipient literary profession. He explores the interactions of literature and society as writers "discovered" their own milieu and were discovered by it.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words

Author: Charles A Ruud

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442686236

Category: History

Page: 330

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Censorship took many forms in Imperial Russia. First published in 1982, Fighting Words focuses on the most common form: the governmental system that screened written works before or after publication to determine their acceptability. Charles A. Ruud shows that, despite this system, the nineteenth-century Russian Imperial government came to grant far more extensive legal publishing freedoms than most Westerners realize, adopting a more liberal attitude towards the press by permitting it a position recognized by law. Fighting Words also reveals, however, that the government fell far short of implementing these reforms, thus contributing to the growth of opposition to the Tsarist regime in the second half of the nineteenth century and the first few years of the twentieth. Now back in print with a new introduction by the author, Fighting Words is a classic work offering insight into the press, censorship, and the limits of printed expression in Imperial Russia.