Russian Culture in War and Revolution, 1914-22: Book 1. Popular Culture, the Arts, and Institutions
Through close analysis of the institutional and symbolic contexts of Russian cultural life, and incorporating substantial new research, the chapters in the two books collectively advance our understanding of Russia s experience of the First World War, its relationship to the early Soviet period, and the complex memory of war and revolution. An additional important theme addressed by the collections is the extent to which the 1917 revolutions were a turning point in Russian culture. The findings of Russian Culture in War and Revolution demonstrate that cultural life was not only tightly intertwined with its social and political contexts, but that the wider history of Russia s Great War and Revolution cannot be fully comprehended without due attention to culture in its broadest sense.
The books are part of a broader centennial series on Russia s Great War and Revolution, 1914-22.