Cover

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Title page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

...underestimated and tremendously neglected by literary scholars. Examples of the influence of hagiographic writings on individual authors and works are often cited, but the vast extent of this literary phenomenon is nowhere adequately...

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Note on Transliteration and Dates

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pp. xi-xii

...Transliteration in the notes makes no exceptions for familiar English forms of proper names. Tolstoy appears as Tolstoi, Herzen as Gertsen, for example. With works written in languages other...

Abbreviations

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pp. xiii-xv16

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1. Introduction

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pp. 3-33

...decided to construct the church in medieval Novgorodian style. Before finishing the designs, they visited laroslavl' and Rostov-the-Great, which were considered to possess some of the finest examples of Old Russian art and architecture...

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2. Hagiography and History: The Saintly Prince in the Poetry of the Decembrists

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pp. 34-71

...Russia's numerous princes were sometimes only a source of tedium for Karamzin's potential audience. Among those contemporaries whose imaginations were captivated, however, were the future Decembrists, the upper-class instigators of an abortive...

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3. Hagiography Revised: Adaptations of Legends and Tales

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pp. 72-120

...popularity later in the century. A variety of approaches to the adaptation of hagiography was exemplified by these reworkings, from the punctiliously conservative to the deliberately iconoclastic. The methodology employed in these...

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4. Neo-Hagiography: The Saintly Monk and the Holy Fool in Modern Dress

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pp. 121-189

...Hundreds of thousands of visitors attended the elaborate ceremony. Among the dignitaries who carried the coffin of the saint was Nicholas II, who had been instrumental in hastening the canonization process. Nicholas took a personal...

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5. Hagiography and the Rigorous Hero: The Josephite Type in Later Russian Literature

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pp. 190-217

...consistently attracted to the kenotic brand of Russian saintliness. As for the Josephite type of goodness, with its severity and insistence on strict regulation, if treated at all in their fictional works, it was only criticized. For example, the figure of Ferapont...

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6. Anti-Hagiography: Tolstoy's Assault on Orthodoxy

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pp. 218-245

...its ecclesiastical context, could not divorce literature from religious ideology. When he rejected Orthodoxy, he also rejected many of its literary productions. In doing so, he appears to have made a distinction between official and popular hagiography...

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Conclusion

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pp. 246-254

...tended to yield to histories, sermons to essays, hymns to poetry, and legends and tales to novels and stories. Purely religious literature assumed a subordinate position in regard to the dominant literary trends of the eighteenth and...

Index

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pp. 255-266