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Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial RussiaThe Pleasure and the Power$
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Richard Stites

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108897

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108897.001.0001

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Town and Country

Town and Country

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(p.13) 1 Town and Country
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Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia
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Richard Stites

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108897.003.0002

This chapter examines the role of the arts in the culture and society of towns and countryside in imperial Russia. It describes the private and public cultural places during the decades between the reign of Catherine II and the end of serfdom, and discusses the role of the arts in presenting and representing topography and various elements of the population on stage and on canvas. The chapter also considers the role of the provincial intelligentsia in cultural life and in the links between the countryside and the capitals.

Keywords:   arts, culture, society, imperial Russia, cultural places, Catherine II, serfdom, topography, provincial intelligentsia, cultural life

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