How St. Petersburg Learned to Study Itself The Russian Idea of Kraevedenie

ISBN-10: 0271028726
ISBN-13: 9780271028729
Edition: 2006
Authors: Emily D. Johnson
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Description: In the bookshops of present-day St. Petersburg, guidebooks abound. Both modern descriptions of Russia's old imperial capital and lavish new editions of pre-Revolutionary texts sell well, primarily attracting an audience of local residents. Why do  More...

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Book details

List price: $77.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 6/6/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

In the bookshops of present-day St. Petersburg, guidebooks abound. Both modern descriptions of Russia's old imperial capital and lavish new editions of pre-Revolutionary texts sell well, primarily attracting an audience of local residents. Why do Russians read one- and two-hundred-year-old guidebooks to a city they already know well? In

Emily Johnson is Assistant Professor of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture at the University of Oklahoma.

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
A Note on Transliteration and Translations
List of Abbreviations
Introduction Ways of Knowing: Russian Local Studies as an Identity Discipline
The Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Tradition
The Art Journals of the Silver Age, St. Petersburg Preservationism, and the Guidebook
Old Petersburg After the Revolution
The Excursion Movement and Excursion Methodology
Excursion Primers and Literary Tours
Kraevedenie in St. Petersburg
Literary Kraevedenie
Conclusion
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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