Orthodox Russia Belief and Practice under the Tsars
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Description: This volume concentrates on the lived religious experience - how Orthodoxy touched the lives of a wide variety of subjects of the Russian state, from clerics awaiting the apocalypse in the 15th century to nuns adapting to the attacks on organized religion under the Soviets.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 4/24/2003
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Robert H. Greene is assistant professor of history at the University of Montana and the author of Bodies Like Bright Stars: Saints and Relics in Orthodox Russia.
|List of Illustrations|
|Introduction: Orthodox Russia|
|Old and New, High and Low: Straw Horsemen of Russian Orthodoxy|
|Two Cultures, One Throne Room: Secular Courtiers and Orthodox Culture in the Golden Hall of the Moscow Kremlin|
|Letting the People into Church: Reflections on Orthodoxy and Community in Late Imperial Russia|
|Imagining the Sacred|
|From Corpse to Cult in Early Modern Russia|
|Protectors of Women and the Lower Orders: Constructing Sainthood in Modern Russia|
|Encountering the Sacred|
|Till the End of Time: The Apocalypse in Russian Historical Experience Before 1500|
|Women and the Orthodox Faith in Muscovite Russia: Spiritual Experience and Practice|
|Quotidian Orthodoxy: Domestic Life in Early Modern Russia|
|God of Our Mothers: Reflections on Lay Female Spirituality in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Russia|
|Paradoxes of Piety: The Nizhegorod Convent of the Exaltation of the Cross, 1807-1935|
|Orthodoxy as Ascription (and Beyond): Religious Identity on the Edges of the Orthodox Community, 1740-1917|
|Epilogue: A View from the West|
|List of Contributors|