Russia Abroad

Russia Abroad : A Cultural History of the Russian Emigration, 1919-1939

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The dramatic events of the twentieth century have often brought about the mass migration of intellectuals, professionals, writers, and artists. One of the first such migrations occurred in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, when more than a million Russians were forced into exile. What distinguishes this emigration from other such episodes in European history is the extent to which the emigres succeeded in reconstituting and preserving their cultural creativity in the West. Marc Raeff has written the first comprehensive cultural history of the 'Great Russian Emigration'. He concludes with an assessment of the Russian emigration's impact on the development of modern Western culture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 144.3 x 226.6 x 21.6mm | 485.35g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 pp halftones, tables
  • 0195056833
  • 9780195056839
  • 1,533,028

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'Professor Raeff's magisterial overview of the two decades from 1919 to the outbreak of war in Europe ... comes at a time of heightened interest ... The clarity ... and the control of extensive and varied material are exemplary.'
Arnold McMillin, SSEES, University of London, Revolutionary Russia, Vol. 4, No. 2, Dec '91
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About Marc Raeff

Author/editor of many books, including Understanding Imperial Russia (1984) and Peter the Great Changes Russia (1972)
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