INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF
ISSUE NO. 2 ( 2013/2 )
“TSAR AND GOD” AND OTHER ESSAYS IN RUSSIAN CULTURAL SEMIOTICS,. By Ayse Dietrich*, Published by: Academic Studies Press, Boston. Year of Publishing: 2012. Subject Area: History. Book Type: Reference Book. Total Number of Pages: 272. ISBN: 978-1-936235-49-0
This book pertains to the fields of literary studies, social history, cultural history and politics. The book is comprised of a collection of essays by experts in the field, such as B.A. Uspenskij and V. M. Zhivov.
The book was translated from Russian by Marcus C. Levitt, David Budgen and Liv Bliss and edited by Marcus C. Levitt. It is published by Academic Studies Press in 2012.
The book consists of six articles. The title
of the first article is “Tsar and God:
Semiotic Aspects of the Sacralization of the Monarch
The second article “Tsar and Pretender: Samozvanchestvo or
Royal Imposture in
third article “Enthronement in the Russian and Byzantine Traditions” is
also written by B.A. Uspenskij. This article is
concerned with the tradition of enthronement in
fourth article “Europe as Metaphor and Metonymy (in Relation to the History
of Russia)”, likewise by B.A. Uspenskij, deals with the question whether
The fifth article “Cultural Reforms in Peter I’s System of Transformations”, which is written by V.M. Zhivov, concerns the Petrine cultural innovations and obstacles that existed in the framework of traditional culture.
The last article, “The Myth of the State in the Age of Enlightenment and Its Destruction in Late Eighteenth-Century Russia” written by V.M. Zhivov, deals with the Age of Enlightenment and its reflections in Russian traditional culture. The basic elements of the new ideology of the state, the mythology of the state and the development of the imperial cult are all discussed in the article.
For anyone concerned with or interested in the topic of cultural
*Ayse Dietrich - Editor and the founder of the International Journal of Russian Studies e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com . Professor Ayse Dietrich currently teaches part-time in the Department of History, Middle East Technical University e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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