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By Mark D. Steinberg

Sacred tales brings jointly the paintings of major students writing at the heritage of faith and religiosity in overdue imperial Russia in the course of the severe a long time previous the 1917 revolutions. Embodying new study and new methodologies, this publication reshapes our knowing of where of faith in glossy Russian background. subject matters tested contain astounding icons and therapeutic, pilgrim narratives, confessions, ladies and Orthodox domesticity, marriage and divorce, conversion and tolerance, Jewish people ideals, mysticism in Russian paintings, and philosophical points of Orthodox non secular inspiration. Sacred tales demonstrates that trust, spirituality, and the sacred have been strong and complicated cultural expressions primary to Russian political, social, fiscal, and cultural life.

Contributors are Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Heather J. Coleman, Gregory L. Freeze, Nadieszda Kizenko, Alexei A. Kurbanovsky, Roy R. Robson, Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, Gabriella Safran, Vera Shevzov, Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Mark Steinberg, Paul Valliere, William G. Wagner, Paul W. Werth, and Christine D. Worobec.

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