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Russia and Western Civilization: Cutural and Historical Encounters : Cutural and Historical Encounters - Russell Bova

Russia and Western Civilization: Cutural and Historical Encounters

Cutural and Historical Encounters

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Published: 3rd July 2003
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This volume introduces readers to an age-old question that has perplexed Russians and Westerners alike. Is Russia the eastern flank of Europe? Or is it really the heartland of another civilization? In exploring this question, the contributing authors present a sweeping survey of cultural, religious, political, and economic developments in Russia, especially over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Planned as a course book for interdisciplinary programs in Western Civilization or Russian Area Studies, the text feature highlight boxes, glossaries, study questions, a discography, a guide to on-line art galleries, and annotated reading lists.

""This is a well-organized and expertly written interdisciplinary survey of major cultural trends in Russia, covering topic as varied as the foundations of Russian Orthodoxy, music and literature, politics, and contemporary youth culture. Russia and Western Civilization "is an excellent resource for college courses. The informative chapters, written in a clear style, are accessible to students at all levels, while lists of suggested readings should satisfy more advanced students and scholars who want to continue their inquiry."

List of Boxes
Preface
Introduction
Historical and Cultural Foundations
The Russian Idea and the West
Russian Orthodoxy and Western Christianity: Confrontation and Accommodation
The Russian Revolutions: The Impact and Limitations of Western Influence
Literature and the Arts: Russia and the European Tradition
Russian Writing/Writing Russia
Russian Art in Search of Identity
An Introduction to Russian Music
Perspectives on the Future: Convergence or Divergence?
Democracy and Russian Political Culture
Russian Business: The Warp and Weave of Its History
Youth and Popular Culture: The Common Denominator?
Glossary of Key Terms
About the Editor and Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780765609779
ISBN-10: 0765609770
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 3rd July 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.65 x 16.2  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.65