Muriel atkin elliott school of international affairs the george. By the age of enlightenment, literature had grown in importance, and from the early 1830s, russian literature underwent an astounding golden age. Their testimony also makes an important contribution to the history of mentalities, as chapters 6 and 7 will try to demonstrate. What the soviet story teaches us about sincerity yale university.
Primeneniye novoy teorii khudozhestvennogo tvorchestva k muzyke. Up to the twentieth century, the history of russian sincerity rhetoric. Russian history education increasingly presents the great october revolution as a positive and progressive event in russian history. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. A history of russian literature from its beginnings to 1900 dmitrij petrovic mirskij, prince d. Each chapter is accompanied by a corresponding minilecture and related learning tasks on the web. James meeks top 10 books of russia books the guardian. What has been needed for many years in order to fill that gap in our knowledge is a history of russian and soviet science written for the educated person who would like to read one book on the subject. The university has printed and published continuously since 1584.
If we were to sit down at the age of 12 and work out how many books we could reasonably expect to read. Russia possesses one of the richest and most admired literatures of europe, reaching back to the eleventh century. Soviet group discusses textbook versions of history. His chief books are nationalism, marxism, and modern central europe. A history of russian literature provides a comprehensive account of russian writing from its earliest origins in the monastic works of kiev up to the present day, still rife with the creative experiments of postsoviet literary life. Books by russian authors are prized possessions in most households. These are the foundation books to get an idea of the russian background.
Russian literature 371 russian literature from its. Large selection of official apparel exclusives flatrate shipping. Books from russian literature and thought series yale. It belongs in the library of every teacher and every serious student of russina literature. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. A superb history of russian literature, one that surely will reign as the standard history for years and decades. The first englishlanguage book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become russia s muchfeared crime class. Baird professor emeritus of history at harvard university. Advanced russian through history yale university press. This book is one of a twopart collection of original essays on the cultural history of russia from the outbreak of the first world war in 1914 to the establishment of the soviet union in 1922.
Publishers of art, architecture, history, biography and current affairs books. There were russian writers before derzhavin and pushkin. Levin professor of history at yale university and a. From 1992 to 2002 he was head of the department of historical education at. Sound in judgment, luminescent, and exquisitely written, mirskys book is essential reading for anyone interested in one of the worlds great literatures. Pdf galeotti has produced a wellwritten history of russian organized criminals from the 18th century to the. Textbooks emphasize similarities between the october revolution and the revolution in france 17891799, where the authors stress the importance of the liberation of the people and justice for all. Moser the right of the university of cambridge to print and sell all manner of books was granted by henry viii in 1534. From the era of catherine the great to early modernist architecture and todays great art collectors, we look at six compelling reads about russian art and culture. The american director of the project, howard mehlinger, dean of the school of education and professor of russian history at indiana university, said the two groups gave each other frank advice. In addition to this, she participates in the organisation of masters degrees in history didactics at the university of paris vii and at the university of tunis i. Russian literature students who cannot finish all courses. History of ancient russian literature course description the goal of this course is to familiarize students with the ancient period of russian literature, to show them theoretical content. This volume of the cambridge history of russia deals with the twentieth century in the russian world chronologically and thematically in order to provide readers with clear narratives as well as a variety of interpretations so that they may sort through the various controversies of the soviet past.
In 1946, william clyde devane, the eminent longterm dean of yale college and professor. Famous writers who were russian include leo tolstoy, dostoevsky, ivan turgenev, nikolai gogol, vladimir nabokov, mikhail sholokhov and solzhenitsyn. Russian literature simple english wikipedia, the free. An analysis of historical narratives depicting key events article pdf available january 20 with 4,276 reads how we measure reads. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on russian history and central asia. Mirsky constantly keeps in mind the evercolorful and everchanging aspects of the one in discussing the other. Mahota is associate professor of slavic languages and language coordinator in the department of slavic languages and literatures at yale university. Yale university press books, ebooks and exhibition.
By the 1980s the soviet scientific establishment had become the largest in the world, but very little of its history was known in the west. Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this lectures on russian literature study guide and get instant access to the following analysis. The paperback of the the cambridge history of russia. It covers russias foreign policy, the army and navy, economy, society, the arts and religion, and explores the. Jan 29, 2020 the 1917 revolutions may attract the most attention, but stalins dictatorship is an equally important subject for both russian and european histories. This is the first major undertaking by historians to use the new sources that became available after the breakup of the ussr. School history textbooks across cultures from the perspective of comparative education. Learn more about the actions yale university press is taking. And indeed things start off in brisk, trumpeting fashion, with a 1958 overview entitled russian writers, censors, and reading. This remains the best history of russian literature.
Back in russia, vernadsky resumed his course at the moscow university, graduating with honors in 1910. If we exclude one medieval masterpieceits very much like nabokov not to tell us which it isthe beautifully commodious thing about russian prose. Featured texts all books all texts latest this just in smithsonian libraries fedlink us genealogy lincoln collection. Russian literature has always been inseparable from russian history. The cambridge history of russian literature edited hy charles a.
Russian literature is literature written in the russian language or by russian people. Pares taught russian history at the university of london. Shop the yale bookstore for mens, womens and childrens apparel, gifts, textbooks and more. His essays are collected in ukrainian history, russian politics, european futures 2014, and the politics of life and death 2015. Lectures on russian literature by vladimir nabokov. We also ship to europe, asia, middle east, africa, australia and new zealand. Groundbreaking research presented in a fresh and accessible style this book, centering on the positive social and emotional responses of the russian people to their autocratic political leadership, is a thoughtprovoking challenge to the cliches and stereotypes surrounding vladimir putin edward lucas, author of the new cold war. So, needing a book to read is never an issue here the question is more about which book is best to start with. State pedagogical university points out that this is far from the first. Books from russian literature and thought series sort by. At yale, he first served as a research associate in history 19271946, and then became a full. These 1950s cornell lectures address a subject on which you would expect nabokov to be nonpareil.
The 1917 revolutions may attract the most attention, but stalins dictatorship is an equally important subject for both russian and european histories. The isaiah berlin virtual library russian literature the great century russian literature rose swiftly, lived for a century and a half, and then died. Includes historical,geographical,and biographical background information. Russian motion verbs for intermediate students yale. By the age of enlightenment, literature had grown in importance, and from the early 1830s, russian literature. Mirsky northwestern university press, 1999 literary criticism 383 pages. Russian and slavic myth and legend, 1 references and further reading, 327 appendix 1,331 glossary of terms. Life for the russian jewry from the period of 1880 to 1920 was not a life desired by anyone. Various states have existed in this region, including the gar. These courses are designed for students who have speaking and comprehension ability in russian but have minimum exposure to writing and reading. After the death of john the terrible who occupies in russian history the same position as.
A history of russian literature oxford university press. Campus advisories eonondiscrimination policy pdf privacy notice. Alexander shevyrev is associate professor of russian history in the history. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Welcome the department of slavic languages and literatures at yale university, which is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the united states, was born of the vision of two of the most remarkable figures in the university s twentiethcentury history. Rich variety of firsthand and regularly supplemented information on russian culture. Uvadare is a service provided by the library of the university of. Simon sebag montefiores recommended reading on russia and. Mar 23, 20 the new russian history textbooks are expected to reflect the emerging trend toward promoting conservative values, which has been taking hold since the beginning of vladimir putins third term in. Here are 12 books that will give you a good foundation to learning about russia and its history. Her other research interests include russian policy towards muslims at home and abroad, and russiansoviet relations with iran. Wed like to begin with your book the russian revolution. Russian jewish immigration 18801920 fitchburg state university.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Covers the myths and legends of the russian empire at its greatest extent as well as other slavic people and countries. This dictum is patently false as it stands, or at least greatly exaggerated. Picador october 17, 2003 nikolai vasilevich gogol, the complete tales of nikolai gogol volume 1 paperback tr.
Russian literature refers to the literature of russia and its emigres and to russianlanguage literature. The third volume of the cambridge history of russia provides an authoritative political, intellectual, social and cultural history of russia and the soviet union during the twentieth century. A thematic discussion of russian history during the reign of peter the great. Encyclopedia of russian and slavic myth and legend. The roots of russian literature can be traced to the middle ages, when epics and chronicles in old east slavic were composed. Gregory university of houston lindsey hughes university college london paul r. Cambridge core european studies the cambridge history of russia edited by ronald grigor suny. The course is aimed at heritage speakers of russian, i. Studies one bigepic novel by the titans of russian literature per quarter.
Again, the history of material culture, discussed in chapter below, would be virtually impossible without5 the testimony of images. New russian history textbook in the works russia beyond. History of russian literature yale university press. School history textbooks across cultures symposium books. Those manuscripts which have reached us and especially isthistrueofthekieffannalshavethusacompoundstructure,andhistoriansdistinguishin. This classroom reader is designed to respond to that problem. Overall, this volume shows how the russian memoir specifically compares with and complements the writing of russian fiction and russian history, helping readers to appreciate and interpret the most popular form of authoritative nonfiction in modern russian society. Simon sebag montefiores recommended reading on russia and its revolutions. An anthology of russian literature from earliest writings. One of the leading books about american jewish history, this book is good to use for. Six books that will prime you on russian art and culture. The book consists of thirtysix chapters focusing on the history of russia, from kievan rus to the postsoviet era.
Historian amanda joyce hall explains how south africas black press reported on the struggle for racial equality in south africa and the united states. Timothy snyder department of history yale university. Alexander shevyrev is associate professor of russian history in the history faculty of moscow state lomonosov university. Advanced russian through history is a russian reader for students working towards advanced and superior level proficiency in russian.
Russian motion verbs for intermediate students is a thorough practice workbook for a difficult grammatical area. Russian history is an endless treasure trove of fascinating biographies, stunning artworks and majestic culture. New history textbooks may promote conservative values in russia. Buy a history of russian literature later printing by mirsky, d. Search the history of over 424 billion web pages on the internet. The history of russia begins with that of the eastern slavs and the finnougric peoples. The chapters in both parts of russian culture in war and revolution represent the work of an international group of scholars. George vernadsky was a russianborn american historian and an author of numerous books on russian history. Those manuscripts which have reached us and especially. The literary works selected for inclusion in this anthology introduce the core cultural and historic themes of russias civilisation.
The cambridge history of russia edited by ronald grigor suny. The new russian history textbooks are expected to reflect the emerging trend toward promoting conservative values, which has been taking hold since the beginning of vladimir putins third term in. New history textbooks may promote conservative values in. Russia has a rich, huge, unwieldy cultural tradition. Dr pingel teaches various courses in contemporary history, as well as in the theory and pedagogy of history at universities in germany and abroad. This book is a good general history of the period and particular effort is made to place stalin in context with russia both before and after his rule, as well as with lenin.1647 396 65 566 98 1217 1602 221 1295 758 539 462 323 169 467 498 792 1390 1042 863 741 945 1081 1156 589 1275 109 193 1476