A History Of Women In Russia: From Earliest Times To The Present

Paperback | June 29, 2012

byBarbara Evans Clements

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Synthesizing several decades of scholarship by historians East and West, Barbara Evans Clements traces the major developments in the history of women in Russia and their impact on the history of the nation. Sketching lived experiences across the centuries, she demonstrates the key roles that women played in shaping Russia's political, economic, social, and cultural development for over a millennium. The story Clements tells is one of hardship and endurance, but also one of achievement by women who, for example, promoted the conversion to Christianity, governed estates, created great art, rebelled against the government, established charities, built the tanks that rolled into Berlin in 1945, and flew the planes that strafed the retreating Wehrmacht. This daunting and complex history is presented in an engaging survey that integrates this scholarship into the field of Russian and post-Soviet history.

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Synthesizing several decades of scholarship by historians East and West, Barbara Evans Clements traces the major developments in the history of women in Russia and their impact on the history of the nation. Sketching lived experiences across the centuries, she demonstrates the key roles that women played in shaping Russia's political, ...

Barbara Evans Clements is Professor of History Emerita, University of Akron. She is author of Bolshevik Feminist: The Life of Aleksandra Kollontai (IUP, 1979), Bolshevik Women, and Daughters of Revolution: A History of Women in the USSR and editor (with Barbara Alpern Engel and Christine D. Worobec) of Russia's Women: Accommodation, Re...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:June 29, 2012Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253001013

ISBN - 13:9780253001016

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Glossary
A Sketch of the Historiography
1 The Women of the Rus, 900-1460
2 The Age of The Domostroi, 1462-1695
3 Empresses and Serfs, 1695-1855
4 Industrialization and Urbanization, 1855-1914
5 Activist Women and Revolutionary Change, 1890-1930
6 Toil, Terror, and Triumphs, 1930-53
7 Making Better Lives, 1953-1991
8 Gains and Losses, 1991-2010
Conclusions
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"This work represents the culmination of [Clements's] impressive academic career, showcasing as it does her deep and wide-ranging knowledge of the history of women in Russia as well as her own interpretation of the meaning and significance of that narrative. Clements's style here is accessible without compromising the scholarly quality of the discussion and analysis, and combines the grand sweep of Russian history with detailed snapshots of women's lives." -Revolutionary Russia