Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender, and Customary Law

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Russian
Traditional
Culture

Religion, Gender,
and Customary Law

EDITED BY
Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

M. E. Sharpe
Armonk, New York
London, England

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contributors vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Notes xvi
  • Religion and Ritual 1
  • The Introduction of Christianity In Russia and the Pagan Traditions 3
  • Editor's Notes 12
  • Notes 13
  • The Christianization Of The Russian Peasants 16
  • Editor's Notes 31
  • Notes 32
  • Russian Folk Culture And Folk Religion 34
  • Editor's Notes 45
  • Notes 46
  • Forms of Transformation Of Pagan Symbolism In the Old Believer Tradition. 48
  • Editor's Notes 67
  • Notes 68
  • Archaic Elements in the Charms Of the Russian Population of Siberia 71
  • Editor's Notes 81
  • Notes 82
  • On the History of Icon Painting In Western Siberia 85
  • Editor's Notes 100
  • Notes 101
  • Gender and Family Life 103
  • The Woman in the Ancient Russian Family (tenth to Fifteenth Centuries) 105
  • Editor's Notes 117
  • Notes 118
  • Russian Rituals, Customs, and Beliefs Associated with the Midwife (1850-1930) 122
  • Editor's Notes 139
  • Notes 140
  • "She Entered a Nunnery. . ." Iu. Kuz'Mina 146
  • Editor's Notes 155
  • Customary Law, Daily Life, Medicine, and Morality 157
  • The Living Past Daily Life and Holidays of the Siberian Village in the Eighteenth and First Half Of the Nineteenth Centuries 159
  • Editor's Notes 218
  • Notes 219
  • Traditional Norms of Behavior And Forms of Interaction Of Nineteenth-Century Russian Peasants 225
  • Editor's Notes 233
  • Notes 234
  • The Commune and Customary Law Among Russian Peasants Of the Northern Cis-Urals Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries 236
  • Editor's Notes 249
  • Notes 250
  • Appendices 253
  • Bibliography 271
  • Acronyms 300
  • Index 301
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