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Transcending the Borders of Countries, Languages, and Disciplines in Russian Émigré Culture

Editor(s): Christoph Flamm, Roland Marti, Ada Raev

Book Description

The political changes at the end of the last century in the Soviet Union, and later the Russian Federation, had deep-reaching repercussions on the interpretation of Russian culture in the time of division between “Russia Abroad” and “Russia at Home”. Ever since, scholars have tried to understand and to describe the interrelationship between the two Russias. In spite of intensive research, numerous conferences and publications, there are still many discoveries to be made and a number of questions to be answered.

This volume presents a selection of articles based on papers presented at an international conference on Russian émigré culture that was held at Saarland University, Germany, in 2015. The essays assembled here offer new insights into aspects of Russian émigré culture already known to scholarship, but also to explore new facets of it. As such, it is not the well-known centres and leading figures of Russian emigration that are highlighted; instead the authors give prominence to places of seemingly secondary importance such as Prague, Istanbul or India and to such lesser-known aspects as collections and collectors of Russian émigré art and the impact of cultural activities of the Russian emigration on the culture of the respective host countries.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0535-3
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0535-9
Date of Publication: 01/02/2018
Pages / Size: 422 / A5
Price: £67.99


Christoph Flamm is Professor of Musicology at the University of Music in Lübeck, Germany. He has published various monographs and articles on Russian and Italian music, as well as musical editions.

Roland Marti is Professor of Slavonic Philology at Saarland University, Germany. He has published widely on (Old) Church Slavonic language and literature, minority languages in Europe, and (Lower) Sorbian language and literature.

Ada Raev is Professor of Slavonic Art and Cultural History at the University of Bamberg, Germany. She has published monographs and numerous articles on Russian art, and contributed texts to exhibition catalogues on Russian art in Germany and abroad.