In Murder Most Russian, Louise McReynolds draws on a fascinating series of murders and subsequent trials that took place in the wake of the 1864 legal reforms enacted by Tsar Alexander II. For the first time in Russian history, the accused ...
Author: Louise McReynolds
Publisher: Cornell University Press
How a society defines crimes and prosecutes criminals illuminates its cultural values, social norms, and political expectations. In Murder Most Russian, Louise McReynolds draws on a fascinating series of murders and subsequent trials that took place in the wake of the 1864 legal reforms enacted by Tsar Alexander II. For the first time in Russian history, the accused were placed in the hands of juries of common citizens in courtrooms that were open to the press. Drawing on a wide array of sources, McReynolds reconstructs murders that gripped Russian society, from the case of Andrei Gilevich, who advertised for a personal secretary and beheaded the respondent as a way of perpetrating insurance fraud, to the beating death of Marianna Time at the hands of two young aristocrats who hoped to steal her diamond earrings. As McReynolds shows, newspapers covered such trials extensively, transforming the courtroom into the most public site in Russia for deliberation about legality and justice. To understand the cultural and social consequences of murder in late imperial Russia, she analyzes the discussions that arose among the emergent professional criminologists, defense attorneys, and expert forensic witnesses about what made a defendant’s behavior "criminal." She also deftly connects real criminal trials to the burgeoning literary genre of crime fiction and fruitfully compares the Russian case to examples of crimes both from Western Europe and the United States in this period. Murder Most Russian will appeal not only to readers interested in Russian culture and true crime but also to historians who study criminology, urbanization, the role of the social sciences in forging the modern state, evolving notions of the self and the psyche, the instability of gender norms, and sensationalism in the modern media.
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Author: Matthew Rendle
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The State versus The People provides the first detailed account of the role of revolutionary justice in the early Soviet state. Law has often been dismissed by historians as either unimportant after the October Revolution amid the violence and chaos of civil war, or, in the absence of written codes and independent judges, little more than another means of violence alongside the secret police (Cheka). This is particularly true of the most revolutionary aspect of the new justice system, revolutionary tribunals--courts inspired by the French Revolution and established to target counter-revolutionary enemies. Yet the evidence put forward in this book paints a more complex picture. The Bolsheviks invested a great deal of effort and scarce resources in building an extensive system of tribunals that spread across the country and operated within the military and the transport network. At their peak, hundreds of tribunals heard hundreds of thousands of cases every year. Not all, though, ended in harsh sentences: some were dismissed through lack of evidence; others given a wide range of sentences; and others still, suspended sentences. Instances of early release and amnesty were also common. This book argues that law played a distinct and multi-faceted role for the Bolsheviks. Tribunals, in particular, stood at the intersection between law and violence, offering various advantages to the Bolsheviks by strengthening state control, providing a more effective means of educating the population about counter-revolution, and enabling a more flexible approach to punishing the state's enemies. All of this challenges traditional understandings of the early Soviet state, adding to our knowledge of the civil war and, ultimately, how the Bolsheviks held on to power.
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1932 and by Yuri Lyubimov at Moscow's Taganka Theatre in 1971–80 starring ...
Author: David Bevington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
What is it about Hamlet that has made it such a vital work in English drama and literature? David Bevington argues that the staging, criticism, and editing of Hamlet go hand in hand over the centuries, from 1599-1600 to the present day, to such a remarkable extent that the history of Hamlet can be seen as a kind of paradigm for the cultural history of the English-speaking world.
Author: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic StudiesPublish On: 2002
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Author: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
Jeff gave a small party of his own on the Sunday evening – life was like that in Moscow – and asI had nothing whateverto doIdropped in early. It had been
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Author: Andrew Garve
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Foreign correspondent George Gerney, travelling to Moscow by train to report for his newspaper on post-war changes there, finds himself in the company of a pro-Soviet delegation from England. His aloof attitude towards his fellow passengers receives a jolt, however, when one of them is murdered in Moscow. He refuses to accept the official Russian explanation of the crime and, better versed than most foreigners in Soviet tactics of every kind, he does his own investigating – giving a shrewd and often amusing picture of life behind the Iron Curtain.
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step foot into this country's most visible and enduring symbol of its system of
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Author: Jessica Fletcher
Mystery writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher visits Moscow as part of a United States publishing group to help Russia succeed as a democracy. But the poisoning of a Russian publisher, who possessed information which could topple the government in power, places her in a dangerous situation. Jess turns to the American Embassy for help, only to discover that the United States government is involved...
His aloof attitude towards his fellow passengers receives a jolt, however, when
one of them is murdered in Moscow. He refuses to accept the official Russian
explanation of the crime and, better versed than most foreigners in Soviet tactics
Author: Andrew Garve
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
To celebrate the depth and history of British crime, this Bello omnibus brings together three talented writers in one volume. Murder In Moscow: Foreign correspondent George Gerney investigates the murder of a member of a pro-Soviet delegation from England, in Andrew Garve’s classic Cold War thriller. Refusing to accept the official Russian explanation and better versed than most foreigners in Soviet tactics of every kind, Gerney does his own investigating – giving a shrewd and often amusing picture of life behind the Iron Curtain. A Game of Murder: A young Scotland Yard officer is on leave when his father dies in a golfing accident but he cannot let the mystery go. Who is the young man seen on the golf links and why is everyone so interested in a dog’s collar? The twisting, turning plot drips suspense on every page, quickening into a flood of action and mystery. Francis Durbridge’s novel of his classic 1966 TV serial keeps the reader guessing unti the very end. Prescription For Murder: When animal rights’ protesters disrupt a Closter Drug Company press conference it’s seen as no more than an embarrassment, but then one of the company directors is kidnapped. An unusual demand for ransom — that the other directors sell their company shares at a crippling loss — adds to the puzzle and it’s up to David Williams’ famous merchant banker turned investigator, Mark Treasure, to figure out what’s really happening.
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A tour in and around the famous Russian capital, led by two savvy former residents -- Includes information on excursions just outside Moscow, including the homes of Tolstoy, Tchaikovsky, and Pasternak; the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius; St. Petersburg; and the Winter Palace Few other imperial cities in the world conjure up as many images: the onion domes of the Kremlin and Red Square, the old churches and monasteries, the world-renowned Bolshoy Theater. Today's Moscow is a rapidly changing city, a thriving center for both business and tourism. This guide shows the old and new from the insiders' perspective. Here are several fascinating walking tours through the city, with signage translated to English from the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. From Pushkin's apartment to the Church of the Ascension, from the Kremlin Museums to the Tretyakov Art Gallery, from St. Basil's Cathedral to the peaceful Alexander's Gardens, the authors point out hundreds of must-see sights and activities inside Moscow's famous rings and boulevards. Equally helpful, they give sound advice on inexpensive ways to get around the large and sometimes confusing city. More than 100 restaurants are reviewed and recommended (including which to avoid), along with theaters, nightclubs, concerts, opera, and other cultural activities that include a number of options for children. Travel-planning chapters with information on health and medical facilities, and background on Russian culture, people, and history round out this thorough, expert look at modern-day Moscow.
Those who knew him would be sure that he could have had nothing whatever to
do with the murder; still, the more he thought of it the more he felt that suspicions
were certain to rise, and that he would find it extremely difficult to explain matters
Author: GA Henty
The tale of how Julian joined Napoleon's victorious army as tit took Moscow, then its desperate retreat, mile after mile, league after league amidst snow, hunger and despair. Stunning plot, and great history too! Callender classic reprints
A new edition of the definitive bibliography of the modern spy-adventure-intrigue novel. First published in 1976, this edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. After a discussion of early spy fiction, Smith and White provide a detailed listing of novels from 1940 onward.
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