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The Resource Enlightened metropolis : constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855, by Alexander M. Martin

Enlightened metropolis : constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855, by Alexander M. Martin

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Enlightened metropolis : constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855
Title
Enlightened metropolis
Title remainder
constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855
Statement of responsibility
by Alexander M. Martin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is a cliché that tsarist Russia had two rival capitals: St. Petersburg, Russia's 'window to Europe'; and Moscow, city of palaces and onion domes, the tradition-bound metropolis of the Orthodox heartland. 'Enlightened metropolis' challenges this cultural myth by examining the tsarist regime's efforts to turn Moscow into a European city. In the eighteenth century, Europeans and even some Russians scorned Moscow as part of Asia, and the tsars themselves thought it a benighted place that endangered both their political security and their effort to Westernize their country and gain respect for Russia abroad. Beginning with Catherine the Great, they sought to remake Moscow on the model of St. Petersburg by reconstructing its buildings and institutions, fostering a Westernized "middle estate" and constructing a new image of Moscow as an enlightened metropolis. Drawing on the methodologies of urban, social, institutional, cultural, and intellectual history, 'Enlightened metropolis' asks: How was the city's urban environment - buildings, institutions, streets, smells - transformed in the nine decades from Catherine's accession to the death of Nicholas I? How did these changes affect the everyday lives of the inhabitants, and did a "middle estate" in fact come into being? Did Moscow's urban modernization resemble that of Western cities, and how was it affected by the disastrous occupation by Napoleon in 1812? Lastly, how was Moscow's modernization interpreted by writers, artists, and social commentators in Russia and the West from the Enlightenment to the mid-nineteenth century?"--provided by publisher
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StDuBDS
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Martin, Alexander M
Dewey number
947.312063
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in modern European history
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  • Urbanization
  • Urbanization
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Moscow (Russia)
Label
Enlightened metropolis : constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855, by Alexander M. Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [302]-333) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. -- 1. The enlightened metropolis and the imperial social project. -- 2. Space and time in the enlightened metropolis. -- 3. Envisioning the enlightened metropolis : images of Moscow under Catherine II. -- 4. Barbarism, civility, luxury : writing about Moscow in the 1790s-1820s. -- 5. Government, aristocracy, and the middling sort. -- 6. The 1812 War. -- 7. Common folk in Nicholaevan Moscow. -- 8. Complacency and anxiety : representations of Moscow under Nicholas I. -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb1731737x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 344 pages
Isbn
9780199605781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Uk)016185877
  • (OCoLC)808415155
Label
Enlightened metropolis : constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855, by Alexander M. Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [302]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. -- 1. The enlightened metropolis and the imperial social project. -- 2. Space and time in the enlightened metropolis. -- 3. Envisioning the enlightened metropolis : images of Moscow under Catherine II. -- 4. Barbarism, civility, luxury : writing about Moscow in the 1790s-1820s. -- 5. Government, aristocracy, and the middling sort. -- 6. The 1812 War. -- 7. Common folk in Nicholaevan Moscow. -- 8. Complacency and anxiety : representations of Moscow under Nicholas I. -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb1731737x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 344 pages
Isbn
9780199605781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Uk)016185877
  • (OCoLC)808415155

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