A History Of Women In Russia: From Earliest Times To The Present by Barbara Evans ClementsA History Of Women In Russia: From Earliest Times To The Present by Barbara Evans Clements

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

byBarbara Evans Clements

Paperback | June 29, 2012

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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.

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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Title:A History Of Women In Russia: From Earliest Times To The PresentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:June 29, 2012Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

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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Barbara Clements's excellent book broadens our vision of Russian politics, economics, and society, incorporating the latest scholarship to demonstrate women's centrality to the overall picture.