Converging Worlds describes the interplay between peasant religious life and the broader social and cultural transformation of late tsarist Russia. Through a detailed examination of religious practices and ceremonies among the peasantry in the province of Voronezh, Chulos challenges existing conceptions of religion in Russia and sheds new light on the development of modern national identity.
Age-old rituals, customs, and beliefs helped peasants to adapt to industrialization and modernization by providing a spiritual and psychological framework for change. The dependable rhythms of village holidays and rituals marking the stages of human life gave the peasantry a sense of stability and comfort as their traditions slowly unraveled in the face of urban culture. Encouraged by educated Russians who traveled the countryside in search of the ideal national type, peasant communities began to reconstruct tales of their village origin. These stories linked people in remote locales to the central events and heroes of imperial Russian history.
Village and urban cultural worlds clashed over peasant demands for the devolution of political, cultural, and social authority. By the time revolutionary fervor ignited the countryside in 1905, the village faithful demonstrated a new confidence in their ability to shape their own future—and Russia's—as they agitated for greater control over local religious life.
By 1917, peasant disenchantment reached new heights and helped to create a new popular Orthodoxy that no longer looked to tsar and church as valid sources of authority and identity. As peasant believers took control of their local religious life, they inadvertently aided antireligious activists in driving religion underground, thereby estranging future generations from a fundamental pillar of their cultural heritage.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Chris J. Chulos works in the Office of Development at Roosevelt University, where he also teaches history. He is Docent in the Department of History at University of Helsinki and has published extensively on Russian religious history.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Northern Illinois Univ Press, DeKalb, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. A new copy of the presumed first hard cover edition (no explicit edition or printing statement) in a new dust-jacket. The text is thus wholly unmarked, pristine, and the binding and jacket are absolutely bright and fresh in appearance. No remainder mark. A brilliant copy. Bookseller Inventory # 015573
Book Description Northern Illinois Univ. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 1655792
Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0875803172
Book Description 2003. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TX-9780875803173
Book Description Northern Illinois University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0875803172
Book Description Northern Illinois University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0875803172
Book Description Northern Illinois Univ Pr, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 216 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0875803172
Book Description 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 154mm x 23mm x 241mm. Hardcover. Converging Worlds describes the interplay between peasant religious life and the broader social and cultural transformation of late tsarist Russia. Through a detailed examinat.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 216 pages. 0.472. Bookseller Inventory # 9780875803173
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97808758031731.0