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Author Steinberg, Mark D., 1953-

Title Petersburg fin de siècle / Mark D. Steinberg
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xi, 399 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Troubled times -- City -- Streets -- Masks -- Death -- Decadence -- Happiness -- Melancholy -- Conclusion
Summary The final decade of the old order in imperial Russia was a time of both crisis and possibility, an uncertain time that inspired an often desperate search for meaning. This book explores how journalists and other writers in St. Petersburg described and interpreted the troubled years between the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917. Mark Steinberg, distinguished historian of Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, examines the work of writers of all kinds, from anonymous journalists to well-known public intellectuals, from secular liberals to religious conservatives. Though diverse in their perspectives, these urban writers were remarkably consistent in the worries they expressed. They grappled with the impact of technological and material progress on the one hand, and with an ever-deepening anxiety and pessimism on the other. Steinberg reveals a new, darker perspective on the history of St. Petersburg on the eve of revolution and presents a fresh view of Russia's experience of modernity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-379) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject City and town life -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- History
Social change -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- History
Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- History
Popular culture -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- History
Social problems -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- History
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Former Soviet Republics.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
City and town life
Intellectual life
Modernism (Aesthetics)
Popular culture
Social change
Social conditions
Social problems
SUBJECT Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Civilization -- 19th century
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Civilization -- 20th century
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Intellectual life
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Social conditions
Subject Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780300165708