The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture

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9780801432583: The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture

A pioneering, richly interdisciplinary volume, this is the first work in any language on a subject that has long attracted interest in the West and is now of consuming interest in Russia itself. The cultural ferment unleashed by the collapse of the Soviet Union reawakened interest in the study of Russian religion and spirituality. This book provides a comprehensive account of the influence of occult beliefs and doctrines on intellectual and cultural life in twentieth-century Russia. Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal's introduction delineates the characteristics of occult cosmology which distinguish it from mysticism and theology, and situates Russian occultism in historical and pan-European contexts. Contributors explore the varieties of occult thinking characteristic of prerevolutionary Russia, including Kabbala, theosophy, anthroposophy, and the fascination with Satanism. Other contributors document occultism in the cultural life of the early Soviet period, examine the surprising traces of the occult in the culture of the high Stalin era, and describe the occult revival in contemporary Russia. The volume includes bibliographical essays on Russian occult materials available outside Russia. Contributors MIKHAIL AGURSKY, Hebrew University

VALENTINA BROUGHER, Georgetown University

MARIA CARLSON, University of Kansas

ROBERT DAVIS, New York Public Library

MIKHAIL EPSTEIN, Emory University

KRISTI GROBERG, North Dakota State University

IRINA GUTKIN, University of California, Los Angeles

MICHAEL HAGEMEISTER, Ruhr University, Bochum

LINDA IVANITS, Pennsylvania State University

EDWARD KASINEC, New York Public Library

JUDITH DEUTSCH KORNBLATT, University of Wisconsin

HKAN LVGREN, independent scholar

BERNICE GLATZER ROSENTHAL, Fordham University

WILLIAM F. RYAN, Warburg Institute, London

HOLLY DENIO STEPHENS, University of Kansas

ANTHONY VANCHU, University of Texas, Austin

RENATA VON MAYDELL, Munich University

GEORGE YOUNG, independent scholar

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"This book succeeds in making a strong case for a relatively widespread fad for occult works in pre- and post-industrial Russia. . . . This rich, diverse collection of essays makes an enormous contribution to our understanding of the cultural history of late imperial and Soviet Russia. After reading this book, it will be impossible to approach the thinkers and writers of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries without taking into account the prevalence of mystical and occultist strains of thought."―Valerie A. Kivelson, The Russian Review

"Casting a rather wide net, the essays in this book succeed in documenting an amazing array of occult or occult-like ideas and practices, not only during the symbolist age, but also in the seemingly rational, materialist, and antisuperstitious Soviet period. In this sense, the book offers a contribution to the ongoing reevaluation of the relationship between modernist and Stalinist culture. . . . The main intention of this collection, according to Rosenthal, was 'to raise new issues for research and discussion.' The book certainly fulfills this purpose admirably."―Adrian Wanner, Slavic Review

"A valuable contribution toward a deeper understanding of the intellectual atmosphere in which Communism developed."―Shoshana Keller, H-Net Reviews

"A fascinating exploration of occult themes in Russian culture, from turn-of-the-century modernism to the post-Communist scene, not excluding the nooks and crannies of the Soviet period. Admirable for its range and scholarly detail."―Laura Engelstein, Princeton University

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Rosenthal, Bernice Glatzer
Editore: Cornell Univ Pr, U.S.A. (1997)
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Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. First Edition. Corners very mildly bumped, otherwise tight copy not issued with dust jacket. 468pp. Cloth. Codice libro della libreria 035404

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Descrizione libro Cornell University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. A book intended to raise new issues for research and discussion: divided into sections on The Russian Occult Legacy; Early 20th Century Occultism in Russia; From Magic to Science, treating unexplored aspects of early Soviet utopianism; Transformations of the Occult in Stalin's Time; and, The Occult since Stalin. Introduction by the Editor. Appendix of Source Materials. About the Contributors. Index. 468 pp. Fine (as new) Hardcover in full black cloth w/out dj as issued. University Press. Codice libro della libreria 1080

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Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0801432588 Clean, unread hardcover with modest shelfwear including a bump/tear to the boards, no dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - otherwise Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z0801432588Z3

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