A History of Women in Russia a History of Women in Russia

A History of Women in Russia a History of Women in Russia : From Earliest Times to the Present from Earliest Times to the Present

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 416 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253001048
  • 9780253001047

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"The product of a lifetime of engagement by one of the preeminentauthorities on the history of Russian women, the book reflects the author's deepexpertise in primary sources as well as her familiarity with the secondaryliterature." -- Choi Chatterjee, California State University Los Angeles--Choi Chatterjee, California State University Los Angelesshow more

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