Dead Souls (Russian: Myortvyjye dushi) is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. The purpose of the novel was to demonstrate the flaws and faults of the Russian mentality and character. Gogol masterfully portrayed those defects through Paul Ivanovitch Chichikov (the main character) and the people whom he encounters in his endeavours. These people are typical of the Russian middle-class of the time. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse". Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence (like Sterne's Sentimental Journey), it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form.
What do we know of the emotional life of the Middle Ages? Though a long-neglected subject, a multitude of sources – spiritual and secular literature, iconography, chronicles, as well as theological and medical works – provide clues to the central role emotions played in medieval society. In this work, historians Damien Boquet and Piroska Nagy delve into a rich variety of texts and images to reveal the many and nuanced experiences of emotion during the Middle Ages – from the demonstrative shame of a saint to a nobleman's fear of embarrassment, from the enthusiasm of a crusading band to the fear of a town threatened by the approach of war or plague. Boquet and Nagy show how these outbursts of joy and pain, while universal expressions, must be understood within the specific context of medieval society. During the Middle Ages, a Christian model of affectivity was formed in the ‘laboratory’ of the monasteries, one which gradually seeped into wider society, interacting with the sensibilities of courtly culture and other forms of expression. Bouqet and Nagy bring a thousand years of history to life, demonstrating how the study of emotions in medieval society can also allow us to understand better our own social outlooks and customs.
William Shakespeare (1564—1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, considered by many as the greatest English writer. Hundreds of specialists were able to translate his works into every major language, and most of the plays are performed more often than those of any other author. "The Merry Wives of Windsor" is a five-act comedy the action of which takes place in the city of Windsor and its environs. It also features Sir John Falstaff, the fat knight who also was one of the characters in both parts of "Henry IV". Nominally set in the reign of Henry IV, this play is the only one where the action doesnt shy away from the fact that it takes place in the Queen Elizabeth era, and most of the characters are representatives of the middle class of English society.
On October 4–6, 2017, The International Scientific Conference «Capital of Revolutions» was held at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the epoch-making event – The Great Russian Revolution of 1917, which predetermined the course of the world history of the 20th century. The conference was organized by the Financial University and the Institute of Russian History of Russian Academy of Sciences. The concept of the event is distinguished by the original approach of analysis of revolutions from viewpoints of various types of capital: political, economic, social and cultural. Revolutions are ambiguous, but very important historical phenomena on the significance of their causes and consequences. Within the framework of the conference, scientific discussions took place on the most important substantive issues: what are the costs and benefits of revolutions, the causes and driving forces, technologies and processes, and the consequences of such events? Particular attention was paid to the relationship between the state, elites and society in a revolutionary situation. This scientific monograph summarizes the scientific discussions and creates an idea of the multifaceted nature of the phenomenon of revolutions, as well as the ways and methods of researching them.
This book presents a basic course of the Russian language based on the the teachingmethods of Dmitry Petrov, which have been adapted for self-study.Each lesson contains a number of practical exercises which help students developthe skills necessary to use the basic structures of the Russian language.The textbook will be useful for beginner, as well as intermediate students of Russian. Рекомендуем!
The United States and Jordan have maintained a valuable mutually-supportive relationship for decades as a result of shared interests in a moderate, prosperous, and stable Middle East. In this monograph, Dr. W. Andrew Terrill highlights Jordan's ongoing value as a U.S. ally and considers ways the U.S.-Jordanian alliance might be used to contain and minimize problems of concern to both countries. Although Jordan is not a large country, it is an important geographical crossroads within the Middle East and has been deeply involved in many of the most important events in the region's recent history. Now, the importance of this relationship has increased, and Jordan has emerged as a vital U.S. ally in the efforts to stabilize Iraq and also resist violent extremism and terrorism throughout the region.
The Russian Orthodox Church has a thousand-year history of strong political as well as spiritual influence over the inhabitants of the Russian state. After enduring the Soviet era as a state-controlled religious facade, the church quickly regained both membership and political influence in the early 1990s.
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Long considered a crucial text in the study of modernity, capitalism and power, Guy Debord's "The Society of the Spectacle" returns in a powerful new edition, "The Society of the Spectacle: The Lisp Translation". Prescient in its description of the immersive power of image and virtuality in everyday life, "The Society of the Spectacle" becomes more relevant every year as contemporary culture becomes further enmeshed within the seductive lure of the spectacle. A difficult read that more than rewards the reader's effort and attention, "The Society of the Spectacle: The Lisp Translation" will clarify many heretofore slippery ideas, and is certain to become the authoritative translation of its kind for decades to come.
Interbook-Business Publishers has undertaken the publication of the "Masterpieces of Russian Folk Art" series consisting of handsomely designed art books on traditional Russian crafts. An embodiment of the experience and talents of many generations, folk crafts are constantly developing and regenerating, thus remaining a viable modern art which gives joy and beauty to the people. Each book contains a survey of the history of the craft and the work of prominent craftsmen, as well as about 150 illustrations, including the best works from both Russian museums and private collections.
At the centre of this epic novel, overshadowing the lives of its huge cast of Russian and German characters, looms the battle of Stalingrad. Within a world torn apart by ideological tyranny and war, Grossman's characters must work out their destinies. This sweeping account aims to give as panoramic a view of Soviet society during World War II as Tolstoy did of Russian life in the epoch of the Napoleonic Wars. Completed in 1960 and then confiscated by the KGB, it remained unpublished at the time of the author's death in 1964 but was smuggled into the West in 1980, where it was hailed as a masterpiece. Формат: 13 см x 20 см.