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In terms of cultural achievements, the nineteenth century was Russia's golden age, when increased literacy and heightened national consciousness combined to spur the growth of high culture. This rich collection of thirteen original essays by leading scholars delves into the relationship of Russian culture to society, circa 1775–1885.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. ii-iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. Theofanis George Stavrou
  3. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Theofanis George Stavrou
  3. pp. ix-xix
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  1. Part One: Russian Culture
  2. pp. xx-1
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  1. 1 Notes on the Emergence and Nature of the Russian Intelligentsia
  2. Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
  3. pp. 2-25
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  1. 2 St. Petersburg and Moscow as Cultural Symbols
  2. Sidney Monas
  3. pp. 26-39
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  1. 3 On the Russianness of the Russian Nineteenth-Century Novel
  2. Donald Fanger
  3. pp. 40-56
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  1. 4 Native Song and National Consciousness in Nineteenth-Century Russian Music
  2. Malcolm Hamrick Brown
  3. pp. 57-84
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  1. Part Two: Russian Art and Society
  2. p. 85
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  1. 5 Russian Art and Society, 1800-1850
  2. S. Frederick Starr
  3. pp. 86-112
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  1. 6 Russian Painting in the Nineteenth Century
  2. John E. Bowlt
  3. pp. 113-139
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  1. 7 Russian Painters and the Pursuit of Light
  2. Joshua C. Taylor
  3. pp. 140-152
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  1. 8 The Intelligentsia and Art
  2. Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier
  3. pp. 153-171
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  1. 9 Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Russia: The Enduring Classic
  2. Albert Schmidt
  3. pp. 172-193
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  1. 10 The Neoclassical Ideal in Russian Scupture
  2. Janet Kennedy
  3. pp. 194-210
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  1. 11 A Survey of Trends in the Russian Decorative Arts of the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
  2. Paul Schaffer
  3. pp. 211-220
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  1. 12 Nineteenth-Century Russian Caricature
  2. John E. Bowlt
  3. pp. 221-236
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  1. 13 Russian Folk Art and “High” Art in the Early Nineteenth Century
  2. Alison Hilton
  3. pp. 237-254
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Credits
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 261-268
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