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Food in Russian history and culture

Author: Musya Glants; Joyce Stetson Toomre
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, [1997] ©1997
Series: Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of original essays gives surprising insights into what foodways reveal about Russia's history and culture from Kievan times to the present. A wide array of sources - including chronicles, diaries, letters, police records, poems, novels, folklore, paintings, and cookbooks - help to interpret the moral and spiritual role of food in Russian culture. Stovelore in Russian folklife, fasting in Russian
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Genre/Form: History
History (form)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Food in Russian history and culture.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)605289218
Online version:
Food in Russian history and culture.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)608488123
Named Person: Koch
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Musya Glants; Joyce Stetson Toomre
ISBN: 0253332524 9780253332523 0253211069 9780253211064
OCLC Number: 35548912
Description: xxvii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Stovelore in Russian folklife / Snejana Tempest --
Food in the Rus' Primary chronicle / Horace G. Lunt --
Food in Catherinian St. Petersburg / George E. Munro --
Forced hunger and rational restraint in the Russian peasant diet : one populist's vision / Cathy A. Frierson --
Practice and significance of fasting in Russian peasant culture at the turn of the century / Leonid Heretz --
Tolstoy's way of no flesh : abstinence, vegetarianism, and Christian physiology / Ronald D. LeBlanc --
Is hay only for horses? : highlights of Russian vegetarianism at the turn of the century / Darra Goldstein --
Appetite for power : predators, carnivores, and cannibals in Dostoevsky's fiction / Ronald D. LeBlanc --
Strawberries and chocolate : Tsvetaeva, Mandelstam, and the plight of the hungry poet / Pamela Chester --
Communal dining and state cafeterias in Moscow and Petrograd, 1917-1921 / Mauricio Borrero --
Beginnings of Soviet culinary arts / Halina Rothstein and Robert A. Rothstein --
Food and national identity in Soviet Armenia / Joyce Toomre --
Food as art : painting in late Soviet Russia / Musya Glants.
Series Title: Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies.
Responsibility: edited by Musya Glants and Joyce Toomre.

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A book that surveys the social, religious, and cultural significance of food in Russian and Soviet life. It offers insights into what food ways reveal about Russia's history and culture, from Kievan  Read more...
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"... the specificity and breadth of this [work] makes it unique... lively reading ... particularly recommended for academic collections with a strong focus in Russian history." oLibrary Journal "... Read more...

 
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