Katherine Pickering Antonova's An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in PDF

By Katherine Pickering Antonova

An traditional Marriage is the tale of the Chikhachevs, middling-income gentry landowners in nineteenth-century provincial Russia. In a likely unusual contradiction, the mummy of this family members, Natalia, oversaw serf exertions and controlled funds whereas the daddy, Andrei, raised the youngsters, at a time whilst household ideology advocating a woman's position in the house was once at its top in ecu suggestion manuals. yet Andrei Chikhachev outlined masculinity as a realm of intellectualism; the daddy should be accountable for ethical schooling, outlined as an highbrow activity. dealing with estates that frequently slightly yielded a livable source of revenue was once a pragmatic activity and hence thought of much less increased, although nonetheless extremely important to the family's pursuits. therefore property administration was once to be had to gentry ladies like Natalia Chikhacheva, and the truth that it necessarily accelerated their realm of impact and chance (within the bounds in their estates), and that it elevated their centrality to the family's fabric protection relative to their social opposite numbers to the west, used to be accidental.

An usual Marriage examines the day-by-day actions and ideas of the family members in keeping with a number of overlapping diaries and casual correspondence by means of the husband, spouse, and son of the relations, in addition to the wife's brother. No such cache of intimate Russian relatives records has ever formerly been studied in such intensity. The family's relative obscurity (with no pretensions to reputation, wealth, or impression) and the presence of a woman's inner most files are specifically strange in any context. The e-book considers the Chikhachevs' social existence, interpreting conduct, attitudes towards disorder and demise, in addition to their marital roles and their reception of significant rules in their time, corresponding to domesticity, Enlightenment, sentimentalism, and Romanticism.

Show description

Read Online or Download An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia PDF

Best russian history books

Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945–1953 - download pdf or read online

This booklet provides the ups and downs of the Soviet-Turkish kinfolk in the course of global struggle II and instantly after it. Hasanli attracts on declassified archive records from the us, Russia, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, and Azerbaijan to recreate a real photo of the time while the 'Turkish situation' of the chilly warfare broke out.

Read e-book online Documents on Ukrainian-Jewish Identity and Emigration, PDF

This quantity offers a different point of view at the social, cultural and political scenario of the Jewish inhabitants in postwar Soviet Ukraine. it truly is in accordance with declassified collections of records from the Ukrainian principal and local archives.

New PDF release: The Search for a Socialist El Dorado: Finnish Immigration to

Within the Thirties, millions of Finns emigrated from their groups within the usa and Canada to Soviet Karelia, a quarter within the Soviet Union the place Finnish Communist émigrés have been development a society to enforce their beliefs of socialist Finland. To their new socialist domestic, those immigrants introduced significantly wanted abilities, instruments, machines, and cash.

New PDF release: The Gulag after Stalin: Redefining Punishment in

Within the Gulag after Stalin, Jeffrey S. Hardy unearths how the great Soviet penal procedure was once reimagined and reformed within the wake of Stalin's demise. Hardy argues that penal reform within the Nineteen Fifties used to be a major recreation meant to rework the Gulag right into a humane establishment that reeducated criminals into sincere Soviet electorate.

Extra resources for An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia

Example text

Download PDF sample

An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia by Katherine Pickering Antonova

by Steven

Rated 4.48 of 5 – based on 49 votes