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By Mark D. Steinberg

Sacred tales brings jointly the paintings of major students writing at the historical past of faith and religiosity in overdue imperial Russia in the course of the severe many years previous the 1917 revolutions. Embodying new learn and new methodologies, this e-book reshapes our realizing of where of faith in smooth Russian historical past. themes tested contain astonishing icons and therapeutic, pilgrim narratives, confessions, girls and Orthodox domesticity, marriage and divorce, conversion and tolerance, Jewish people ideals, mysticism in Russian artwork, and philosophical elements of Orthodox non secular inspiration. Sacred tales demonstrates that trust, spirituality, and the sacred have been robust and complicated cultural expressions primary to Russian political, social, monetary, and cultural life.

Contributors are Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Heather J. Coleman, Gregory L. Freeze, Nadieszda Kizenko, Alexei A. Kurbanovsky, Roy R. Robson, Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, Gabriella Safran, Vera Shevzov, Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Mark Steinberg, Paul Valliere, William G. Wagner, Paul W. Werth, and Christine D. Worobec.

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