The Europeanized elite in Russia, 1762-1825 : public role and subjective self

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_514A56EFBFE5
Type
Livre: un livre et son éditeur.
Sous-type
Etudes (diverses) (collected works): recueil de publications d'un auteur donné ou traitant d'un thème donné.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The Europeanized elite in Russia, 1762-1825 : public role and subjective self
Editeur
Nothern Illinois University press
Lieu d'édition
DeKalb
ISBN
978-0-87580-747-8
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editeur scientifique
Schönle Andreas, Evstratov Alexei, Zorin Andrei
Langue
anglais
Nombre de pages
340
Résumé
This illuminating volume provides a new understanding of the subjective identity and public roles of Russia's Europeanized elite between the years of 1762 and 1825. Through a series of rich case studies, the editors reconstruct the social group's worldview, complex identities, conflicting loyalties, and evolving habits. The studies explore the institutions that shaped these nobles, their attitude to state service, the changing patterns of their family life, their emotional world, religious beliefs, and sense of time. The creation of a Europeanized elite in Russia was a state-initiated project that aimed to overcome the presumed "backwardness" of the country. The evolution of this social group in its relations to political authority provides insight into the fraught identity of a country developing on the geopolitical periphery of Europe. In contrast to postcolonial studies that explore the imposition of political, social, and cultural structures on colonized societies, this multidisciplinary volume explores the patterns of behavior and emotion that emerge from the processes of self-Europeanization. The Europeanized Elite in Russia, 1762 1825 will appeal to scholars and general readers interested in Russian history and culture, particularly in light of current political debates about globalization and widening social inequality in Europe.
Mots-clé
Elite, Noblesse, Empire de Russie, 1762-1825, Histoire sociale, Histoire culturelle
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16/10/2018 19:19
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21/12/2018 18:28
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