Personality and Place in Russian Culture

Personality and Place in Russian Culture

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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. The editor, Simon Dixon, is Sir Bernard Pares Professor of Russian History at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.Essays in Memory of Lindsey Hughes Simon Dixon. Just before her marriage ... The waves on the lake, splashing at my feet, lulled me into dreams; here the dearest plans of my life, the most beautiful day-dreams, came into being. (p. 319) Theanbsp;...

Title:Personality and Place in Russian Culture
Author: Simon Dixon
Publisher:MHRA - 2010

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