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The "Domostroi"
Rules for Russian Households in the Time of Ivan the Terrible
A manual on household management, the "Domostroi" is one of the few sources on the social history and secular life of Russia in the time of Ivan the Terrible.



Dostoevsky the Thinker
James P. Scanlan
This book offers the first comprehensive account of Dostoevsky's philosophical outlook. Drawing on the writer's novels and, more so than other scholars, on his essays, letters, and notebooks, Scanlan examines Dostoevsky's beliefs.



Elusive Russia
Current Developments in Russian State Identity and Institutional Reform under President Putin
Since President Vladimir Putin came to power in Russia in 1999, the country's domestic political process has undergone continuous change; it remains unclear if Russia is on the road toward democracy, diverting from this path, or heading in the...



Empire of Nations
Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union
Francine Hirsch
In Empire of Nations, Francine Hirsch examines the ways in which former imperial ethnographers and local elites provided the Bolsheviks with ethnographic knowledge that shaped the very formation of the new Soviet Union.



Epic Singers and Oral Tradition
Albert Bates Lord
Drawing on his extensive fieldwork in living oral traditions, Albert Bates Lord here concentrates on the epic singers and their art as manifested in texts or performance.



Ethnic Bargaining
The Paradox of Minority Empowerment
Erin K. Jenne
Ethnic Bargaining introduces a theory of minority politics that blends comparative analysis and field research in the postcommunist countries of East Central Europe with insights from rational choice.



Ethnic Politics after Communism
The Soviet Union encompassed dozens of nationalities and ethnicities, and in the wake of its collapse, the politics of ethnicity within its former borders and throughout Eastern Europe have undergone tremendous changes. In this book, Zoltan Barany and...



Everyday Law in Russia
Kathryn Hendley
Everyday Law in Russia challenges the prevailing common wisdom that Russians cannot rely on their law and that Russian courts are hopelessly politicized and corrupt. While acknowledging the persistence of verdicts dictated by the Kremlin in politically charged cases, Kathryn Hendley explores how ordinary Russian citizens experience law.



Fiction's Overcoat
Russian Literary Culture and the Question of Philosophy
Edith W. Clowes
If Dostoevsky claimed that all Russian writers of his day "came out from Gogol's 'Overcoat,'" then Edith W. Clowes boldly expands his dramatic image to describe the emergence of Russian philosophy out from under the "overcoat" of Russian literature...



A Fistful of Rubles
The Rise and Fall of the Russian Banking System
Juliet Johnson
After the breakup of the USSR, it briefly appeared as though Russia's emerging commercial banks might act as engines of growth for a new capitalist economy. However, despite more than a decade of "reforms," Russia's financial system collapsed in 1998...



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