Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature

Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature

This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian literature.

Author: Jonathan Stone

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810871823

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Russian literature is most celebrated for its Romantic and modernist poetry and 19th-century novels. While literary traditions of varying sorts have been part of Slavic and Russian culture for over a millennium, it is only since the 18th century that they came to resemble literature from the West. The Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature contains a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant genres that have formed Russian Literature. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater

Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater

The Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater is the only reference work in English devoted exclusively to Russian theater and drama.

Author: Laurence Senelick

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864528

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 624

View: 536

Despite constant hindrance from government interference and control, the Russian theater has produced many memorable playwrights, schools of thought, and plays, whose influence can be seen throughout the world. Nikolai Gogol''s The Inspector, Maksim Gor'kii's The Lower Depths, and Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard remain staples of repertories in every language. The ideas of Konstantin Stanislavskii, Vsevolod Meierkhol'd, and Mikhail Chekhov continue to inspire actors and directors, and designers still draw on the graphics of the World of Art group and the Constructivists. The Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater is the only reference work in English devoted exclusively to Russian theater and drama. It provides information on the popular plays and playwrights while also offering information on many persons, works, and phenomena omitted from standard encyclopedias. Through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, an appendix, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, stage designers, actors, plays, playwrights, concepts, theater buildings, and troupes, this reference provides an unrivaled account of Russian theater.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence is the only volume that lays out how Russian and Soviet intelligence works and how its operations have impacted Russian history.

Author: Robert W. Pringle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442253186

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 551

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence is the only volume that lays out how Russian and Soviet intelligence works and how its operations have impacted Russian history. It covers Russian intelligence from the imperial period to the present focusing in greatest detail on Cold War espionage cases and the Putin-era intelligence community. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on espionage techniques, categories of agents, crucial operations spies, defectors, moles, and double and triple agents. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Russian Intelligence.
Categories: Political Science

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema

Through a chronology, an introduction essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on filmmakers, performers, cinematographers, composers, producers, studios, genres, and outstanding films, this reference work ...

Author: Peter Rollberg

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810862689

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 971

Film lovers all over the world are familiar with the masterpieces of Eisenstein and Tarkovsky. These directors' unique achievements were embedded in a powerful process that began under Russia's last tsar and underwent several periods of blossoming: the bourgeois cinema in the 1910s, the revolutionary avant-garde in the 1920s, the Thaw in the 1950s, and the awakening of national cinemas in the 1960s and 1970s. The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema is the first reference work of its kind in the English language devoted entirely to the cinema of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet period, including both the cinematic highlights and the mainstream. The cinemas of the former Soviet republics, including Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Lithuania, and Latvia, are also represented with their most influential artists. Through a chronology, an introduction essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on filmmakers, performers, cinematographers, composers, producers, studios, genres, and outstanding films, this reference work covers the history of Russian and Soviet filmmaking from 1896 to 2007.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Revolution

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Revolution

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Revolution contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: Jonathan Davis

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of War

ISBN: 1538139804

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 444

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Revolution contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the revolutions, the First World War, political parties, ideologies and individuals, and the main events that defined the course of the Russian Revolution.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Russia

Historical Dictionary of Russia

Author: Boris Raymond

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023120384

Category: History

Page: 411

View: 149

Includes entries for events, people, and institutions related to politics, culture, society, and the economy
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Civil Wars 1916 1926

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Civil Wars  1916 1926

This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Russian Civil War.

Author: Jonathan D. Smele

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442252813

Category: History

Page: 1470

View: 470

The Historical Dictionary of the Russian Civil Wars, 1916-1926 covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has almost 2,000 cross-referenced entries on individuals, political and governmental institutions and political parties, and military formations and concepts, as well as religion, art, film, propaganda, uniforms, and weaponry. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Russian Civil War.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre

Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: Laurence Senelick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442249271

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 692

View: 973

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on individual actors, directors, designers, entrepreneurs, plays, playhouses and institutions, Censorship, Children’s Theater, Émigré Theater, and Shakespeare in Russia. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian Theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, and organizations.

Author: Robert A. Saunders

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874601

Category: History

Page: 772

View: 727

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation provides insight into this rapidly developing country. The volume includes coverage of pivotal movements, events, and persons in the late Soviet Union (1985-1991) and contemporary Russia (1991-present), as well as detailed entries covering the country's expansive geography, unique culture, diverse ethnic groups, and complex political and social environment. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, and organizations.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan

Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan

This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Kazakhstan.

Author: Didar Kassymova

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810879836

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 418

The Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan covers the history of Kazakhstan through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Kazakhstan.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Ukraine

Historical Dictionary of Ukraine

This book is a vital reference tool for any researcher interested in the history of Ukraine.

Author: Ivan Katchanovski

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810878471

Category: History

Page: 992

View: 268

The Historical Dictionary of Ukraine, Second Edition covers the history of Ukraine and its struggles through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on population, geography, economy, politics, and culture; descriptions of institutions, cultural monuments, political parties, battles and wars; and biographical sketches of key individuals in politics, the arts and sciences, the church, and the military. This book is a vital reference tool for any researcher interested in the history of Ukraine.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography.

Author: Peter Rollberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442268425

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 890

View: 350

Russian and Soviet cinema occupies a unique place in the history of world cinema. Legendary filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Dziga Vertov, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Sergei Paradjanov have created oeuvres that are being screened and studied all over the world. The Soviet film industry was different from others because its main criterion of success was not profit, but the ideological and aesthetic effect on the viewer. Another important feature is Soviet cinema’s multinational (Eurasian) character: while Russian cinema was the largest, other national cinemas such as Georgian, Kazakh, and Ukrainian played a decisive role for Soviet cinema as a whole. The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema provides a rich tapestry of factual information, together with detailed critical assessments of individual artistic accomplishments. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors, performers, cinematographers, composers, designers, producers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian and Soviet Cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Poland 966 1945

Historical Dictionary of Poland  966 1945

The first authoritative comprehensive historical dictionary of Poland in English, this volume is destined to become the standard work.

Author: Jerzy Jan Lerski

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313260079

Category: History

Page: 750

View: 509

The first authoritative comprehensive historical dictionary of Poland in English, this volume is destined to become the standard work.
Categories: History

Decadence and Modernism in European and Russian Literature and Culture

Decadence and Modernism in European and Russian Literature and Culture

Decadence and Modernism in European and Russian Literature and Culture: Aesthetics and Anxiety in the 1890s rewrites the story of early modernist literature and culture by drawing out the tensions underlying its simultaneous engagement with ...

Author: Jonathan Stone

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030344528

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

View: 493

Decadence and Modernism in European and Russian Literature and Culture: Aesthetics and Anxiety in the 1890s rewrites the story of early modernist literature and culture by drawing out the tensions underlying its simultaneous engagement with Decadence and Symbolism, the unsustainable combination of this world and the other. With a broadly framed literary and cultural approach, Jonathan Stone examines a shift in perspective that explodes the notion of reality and showcases the uneasy relationship between the tangible and intangible aspects of the surrounding world. Modernism quenches a growing fascination with the ephemeral and that which cannot be seen while also doubling down on the significance of the material world and finding profound meaning in the physical and the corporeal. Decadence and Symbolism complement the broader historical trajectory of the fin de siècle by affirming the novelty of a modernist mindset and offering an alternative to the empirical and positivistic atmosphere of the nineteenth century. Stone seeks to recreate a significant historical and cultural moment in the development of modernity, a moment that embraces the concept of Decadence while repurposing its aesthetic and social import to help navigate the fundamental changes that accompanied the dawn of the twentieth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of Medieval Russia

Historical Dictionary of Medieval Russia

Author: Lawrence N. Langer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054261550

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 613

The dictionary covers the history of Russia from its founding in the mid-ninth century to the reign of Peter the Great. It contains entries on politics, society, economy, literature, religion, art.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Georgia

Historical Dictionary of Georgia

This book uses its chronology; glossary; introduction; appendixes; maps; bibliography; and over 900 hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events and institutions, as well as significant political, ...

Author: Alexander Mikaberidze

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442241466

Category: History

Page: 812

View: 259

This book uses its chronology; glossary; introduction; appendixes; maps; bibliography; and over 900 hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects to trace Georgia's history and predict its future.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy

The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: Norman E. Saul

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442244375

Category: Political Science

Page: 526

View: 515

The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important individuals, events, and other aspects of the foreign policy of this important country.
Categories: Political Science

Historical Dictionary of Ukraine

Historical Dictionary of Ukraine

Author: Zenon E. Kohut

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062468288

Category: History

Page: 854

View: 675

Covers Ukrainian history from the earliest times to 2004 with emphasis on the modern period. Introduces Ukraine, through 700 entries, to the reader through a combination of general articles on population, geography, economy, politics, and culture; descriptions of institutions, cultural monuments, political parties, battles and wars; and biographical sketches of key individuals in politics, the arts and sciences, the church, and the military.Includes nine maps and a comprehensive chronology of Ukrainian history. Features the most extensive and up-to-date bibliography of English-language writings on Ukraine currently in print.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction

Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction

This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British spy fiction.

Author: Alan Burton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442255876

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 532

View: 420

The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction is a detailed overview of the rich history and achievements of the British espionage story in literature, cinema and television. It provides detailed yet accessible information on numerous individual authors, novels, films, filmmakers, television dramas and significant themes within the broader field of the British spy story. It contains a wealth of facts, insights and perspectives, and represents the best single source for the study and appreciation of British spy fiction. British spy fiction is widely regarded as the most significant and accomplished in the world and this book is the first attempt to bring together an informed survey of the achievements in the British spy story in literature, cinema and television. The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on individual authors, stories, films, filmmakers, television shows and the various sub-genres of the British spy story. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British spy fiction.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of Belarus

Historical Dictionary of Belarus

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Belarus contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: Grigory Ioffe

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538117064

Category: History

Page: 476

View: 434

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Belarus contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
Categories: History