eBook Download

BOOK EXCERPT:

This volume introduces readers to an age-old question that has perplexed both Russians and Westerners. Is Russia the eastern flank of Europe? Or is it really the heartland of another civilization? In exploring this question, the authors present a sweeping survey of cultural, religious, political, and economic developments in Russia, especially over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Based on the inter-disciplinary Russian studies program at Dickinson College, this splendid collection will complement many curricula. The text features highlight boxes and selected illustrations. Each chapter ends with a glossary, study questions, and a reading list.

Product Details :

Genre: Education
Author: Russell Bova
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-02-12
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317460541

#1 eBook Free in [pdf] [kindle] [epub] [tuebl] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 New Release 2020 >>




eBook Download

BOOK EXCERPT:

In recent years debates about the nature and future of the West have been high on the political agenda. Prognoses of the West’s imminent demise have been countered by those arguing for its continued relevance, or those arguing that while the West will survive its nature, and the balance of power between its constituent units, is transforming. This book argues that understanding contemporary developments requires subjecting the very idea of the West to critical scrutiny and in particular asking what kind of concept it actually is. Locating the West as a discursive concept the book argues attempts to save, fix or reclaim the meaning of the West are illustrative of political agendas rather than indicative of accurate claims about the essential nature of the West. In contrast, the book argues that as a concept the West is impregnated with various discursive legacies, the most embedded of which are those of a civilisational, modern and political West. However, while attempts to define the West’s essence are therefore doomed to fail, given the concept’s historical and discursive flexibility, such attempts reaffirm the legitimising role which claims to the West continue to perform. Beyond this, the book challenges traditional genealogies of the West, which overwhelmingly depict the West as an inside-out concept. In contrast, the book argues that historically outsiders have played an important role in defining the nature of the West and constituting it as a political subject; processes that remain evident today. This book will particularly interest students of critical security studies, critical geopolitics, European politics, American politics and IR theory.

Product Details :

Genre: History
Author: Christopher Browning
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2009-09-29
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135259792

#1 eBook Free in [pdf] [kindle] [epub] [tuebl] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 New Release 2020 >>




eBook Download

BOOK EXCERPT:

Product Details :

Genre:
Author: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
Publisher:
Release: 2007
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105132694931

#1 eBook Free in [pdf] [kindle] [epub] [tuebl] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 New Release 2020 >>




eBook Download

BOOK EXCERPT:

Product Details :

Genre: Education
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2006
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015066126759

#1 eBook Free in [pdf] [kindle] [epub] [tuebl] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 New Release 2020 >>




eBook Download

BOOK EXCERPT:

Product Details :

Genre: Communism
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2005
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCSD:31822034362350

#1 eBook Free in [pdf] [kindle] [epub] [tuebl] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 New Release 2020 >>




eBook Download

BOOK EXCERPT:

This book addresses the lively artistic dialogue that took place between Russia and the West—in particular with the United States, Britain, and France—from the 1860s to the Khrushchev Thaw. Offering stimulating new readings of cross-cultural exchange, it illuminates Russia's compelling, and sometimes combative, relation with western art in this period of profound cultural transformation. Russian Art and the West breaks new ground in the range of its material and its chronological span. Attending both to vanguard tendencies and to the official artistic institutions and practices of the tsarist and Soviet eras, it casts light on seminal developments little studied in western scholarship, while also providing new contexts for, and fresh insights into, the avant-garde of the early 20th century. The book's eleven essays by leading experts on Russian art and design explore painting, architecture, and the decorative arts, considering not only the objects but also the patrons, audiences, exhibitions, and critical readings that together shaped national culture in an international context. Written in an accessible style and encompassing a variety of approaches, they collectively rethink conventional polarities and influences, and unpack the myths of separateness and isolation so often associated with artistic endeavor in late imperial or Soviet Russia. This illustrated volume will appeal to students, scholars, and general readers seeking to understand the fuller context of Russian artistic culture during a remarkable century of social and political change.

Product Details :

Genre: Art
Author: Rosalind Polly Blakesley
Publisher:
Release: 2007
File: 246 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015066832802

#1 eBook Free in [pdf] [kindle] [epub] [tuebl] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 New Release 2020 >>




eBook Download

BOOK EXCERPT:

Contains unabriged translations of articles from Russian and Eastern European sources, primarily from scholarly journals and collections of articles published in book form.

Product Details :

Genre: Psychology
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2006
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105123438181

#1 eBook Free in [pdf] [kindle] [epub] [tuebl] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 New Release 2020 >>




eBook Download

BOOK EXCERPT:

Product Details :

Genre: Electronic journals
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2006
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105123426442

#1 eBook Free in [pdf] [kindle] [epub] [tuebl] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 New Release 2020 >>




eBook Download

BOOK EXCERPT:

Product Details :

Genre: Literature
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2005
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106020246945

#1 eBook Free in [pdf] [kindle] [epub] [tuebl] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 New Release 2020 >>




eBook Download

BOOK EXCERPT:

Product Details :

Genre: Communism and society
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2006
File: Pages
ISBN-13: NWU:35556037816683

#1 eBook Free in [pdf] [kindle] [epub] [tuebl] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 New Release 2020 >>