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Russian Women, 1698-1917: Experience and Expression, an Anthology of Sources (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 0253340845 / ISBN 13: 9780253340849
Edité par Indiana University Press, United States, 2002
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This collection offers a treasure trove of primary sources of interest to students of women s history. Carefully introduced and annotated, these documents illustrate the diversity of Russian women s lives. -Barbara Alpern Engel There is no other work that offers such a wide variety of documents and such a successful combination of literary and historical materials. -Ann Hibner Koblitz This rich anthology of source materials makes available for the first time in any language a multitude of primary sources on the lives of Russian women from the reign of Peter the Great to the Bolshevik revolution. The selections are drawn from a wide variety of documents, published and unpublished, including memoirs, diaries, legal codes, correspondence, short fiction, poetry, ethnographic observations, and folklore. Primacy is given to sources produced by women and previously unavailable in English translation. Organized thematically, the documents focus on women s family life, work and schooling, public activism, creative self-expression, and sexuality and spirituality, as well as on the cultural ideals and legal framework which constrained women of all social classes. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9780253340849

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Titre : Russian Women, 1698-1917: Experience and ...

Éditeur : Indiana University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2002

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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"Women can do everything, men can do the rest." "Between a woman's 'yes' and a woman's 'no,' it's hard to pass a needle." "What goes in with mother's milk goes out with the soul." - Russian proverbs. This rich anthology of source materials makes available for the first time in any language an extensive variety of primary sources on the lives of Russian women from the reign of Peter the Great to the Bolshevik revolution. The selections are drawn from a wide variety of sources, published and unpublished, including memoirs, diaries, legal codes, correspondence, short fiction, poetry, ethnographic observations, and folklore, with primacy given to sources produced by women and previously unavailable in English translation. Organised thematically, the documents focus on women's family life, work and schooling, public activism, creative self-expression, and sexuality and spirituality, as well as on the cultural ideals and legal framework which constrained women of all social classes. Introductions to chapters and to individual selections provide context for the sources and highlight both the continuities and changes that occurred in Russian women's lives over time. This compendium serves as a unique guide to the social, economic, political, and cultural history of women in Imperial Russia. The volume includes illustrations, a chronology, a glossary of Russian terms, a map, and a guide to further reading. Russian Women: Experience and Expression is an ideal collection for classroom use in Russian history, literature, and culture courses and in comparative courses in women's history.

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"Women can do everything, men can do the rest." "Between a woman's 'yes' and a woman's 'no,' it's hard to pass a needle." "What goes in with mother's milk goes out with the soul." --Russian proverbs

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