Personality and Place in Russian Culture

Edited by Simon Dixon

Slavonic and East European Review 88.1

Modern Humanities Research Association and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

1 April 2010  •  436pp

ISBN: 978-1-907322-03-7 (paperback)  •  RRP £12, $20

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Lindsey Hughes (1949–2007) made her reputation as one of the foremost historians of the age of Peter the Great by revealing the more freakish aspects of the tsar’s complex mind and reconstructing the various physical environments in which he lived.

Contributors to Personality and Place in Russian Culture were encouraged to develop any of the approaches featured in Hughes’s work: pointillist and panoramic, playful and morbid, quotidian and bizarre. The result is a rich and original collection, ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day, in which a group of leading international scholars explore the role of the individual in Russian culture, the myriad variety of individual lives, and the changing meanings invested in particular places.

This volume is available both as a stand-alone paperback book and an issue of the journal.

The editor, Simon Dixon, is Sir Bernard Pares Professor of Russian History at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

Reviews:

  • ‘A most worthy homage to [Lindsey Hughes's] legacy and offers fascinating perspectives on Russian history and culture.’ — Andreas Schönle, Modern Language Review 106.2, 2011, 612-13 (full text online)
  • ‘This is a collection of stimulating essays on people and places relating to Russian culture, written by scholars who are at the top of their game. As such it is a fitting tribute to Lindsey's academic life.’ — Geoffrey Swain, European History Quarterly 43.1, 2013, 137-38

Contents:

1-13
Introduction: Personality and Place
Simon Dixon
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14-21
PART ONE: Lindsey Hughes on Peter the Great: A Personal Memoir
James Cracraft
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22-24
Lindsey Hughes's "Landmarks in Russian Culture"
Robin Milner-Gulland
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25-47
The Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul
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48-72
PART TWO: Bronze Tsars: Ivan the Terrible and Fedor Ivanovich in the Décor of Early Modern Guns
Sergei Bogatyrev
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73-95
Printing Moscow: Significances of the Frontispiece to the 1663 Bible
Simon Franklin
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96-109
The 'Italian' Nemetskaia Sloboda
Maria Di Salvo
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110-133
Casting Mazepa's Legacy: Pylyp Orlyk and Feofan Prokopovich
Gary Marker
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134-155
The Summer Gardens in the Social Life of St Petersburg, 1725-61
Paul Keenan
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156-179
'Ropsha, where Peter III was murdered …': Faces and Façades of an Imperial Estate
Roger Bartlett
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180-203
Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Russia: Father Platon at the Court of Catherine II
E. K. Wirtschafter
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204-236
The Russian Academy of Sciences Expeditions to the Steppes in the Late Eighteenth Century
David Moon
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237-260
Self and Place in Life-Writings by Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Russian Noblewomen
Wendy Rosslyn
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261-290
General P. D. Kiselev and the Second Army HQ at Tul'chin, 1819-29
Patrick O'meara
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291-308
'Besy', Disorientation and the Person
Robin Aizlewood
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309-327
Przheval'skii, Asia and Empire
Peter Waldron
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328-358
A Corner of a Foreign Field: The British Embassy in St Petersburg, 1863-1918
A. G. Cross
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359-376
Russian Marxism and its London Colony before the October 1917 Revolution
Robert Service
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377-415
The 'Mad Monk' Iliodor in Tsaritsyn
Simon Dixon
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416-423
PART THREE: Lindsey Hughes: A Bibliography
Simon Dixon
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Dixon, Simon (ed.), Personality and Place in Russian Culture (= Slavonic and East European Review, 88.1 (2010))

First footnote reference: 35 Personality and Place in Russian Culture, ed. by Simon Dixon (= Slavonic and East European Review, 88.1 (2010)), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Dixon, p. 47.

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Dixon, Simon (ed.). 2010. Personality and Place in Russian Culture (= Slavonic and East European Review, 88.1)

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