Masculinity, Autocracy and the Russian University, 1804-1863

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-03-02
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This is the first book-length study of masculinity in Imperial Russia. By looking at official and unofficial life at universities across the Russian empire, this project offers a picture of the complex processes through which gender ideologies were forged and negotiated in the nineteenth century.

Author Biography

Rebecca Friedman is Assistant Professor of History at Florida International University in Miami. She is the co-editor of the collection Russian Masculinities in History and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction: Revising Old Narratives -- Masculinity and Autocracy in the Nineteenth Century 1(13)
Respectable Servitors, Obedient Men, and the Autocracy's Administrative Ideal
Tavern Sociability
Fraternities, Dueling, and Student Honor
Friendship, Romance, and Romantic Friendship
Loyal Sons and the Domestic Ideal
Epilogue: Beyond the Nicholaevan Ideal - Russia in the Coming Years 125(12)
Conclusion 137(6)
Notes 143(40)
Bibliography 183(10)
Index 193

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