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by Alexander M. Martin

Author: Alexander M. Martin
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 19, 2013)
Pages: 352 pages
Category: Other
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Alexander M. Martin is a member of the history department at the University of Notre Dame.

he book offers scholars rich detail on material culture, everyday life, urban personal narratives, the development of Russian urban ethnography, and memory and nostalgia. It should be required reading for anyone interested in the history of imperial Russia. Alexander M.

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Enlightened Metropolis challenges this cultural myth by examining the tsarist regimes efforts to turn Moscow into a European city.

Enlightened Metropolis challenges this cultural myth by examining the tsarist regimes efforts to turn Moscow into a European city. In the eighteenth century, Europeans and even some Russians scorned Moscow as part of Asia, and the tsars themselves thought it a benighted place that endangered both their political security and their effort to Westernize their country and gain respect for Russia abroad.

Enlightened Metropolis challenges this myth by examining the tsarist regime’s efforts to turn Moscow into .

Enlightened Metropolis challenges this myth by examining the tsarist regime’s efforts to turn Moscow into a European city. In the eighteenth century, Europeans scorned Moscow as an Asiatic city, and the tsars thought it a benighted place that endangered their political security and their effort to Westernize their country and gain respect for Russia abroad.

Items related to Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow . Martin grew up in Germany, Switzerland, and France, and was educated at Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania.

Items related to Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow,. Martin Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855 (Oxford Studies in Modern European History). ISBN 13: 9780198722885. Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855 (Oxford Studies in Modern European History). He taught from 1993 to 2006 at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, and is now associate professor in European history at the University of Notre Dame.

RUDN Journal of Russian History. Vestnik Rossiiskogo universiteta druzhby narodov. Home Archives No 4 (2015) ALEXANDER M. MARTIN. Seriya: Istoriya Rossii. Enlightened metropolis: constructing imperial moscow, 1762-1855. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 344 p. Authors: Vladimirsky I.

Enlightened Metropolis. Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855. Oxford Studies in Modern European History. Enlightened Metropolis challenges this myth by exploring how the tsarist regime actually tried to turn Moscow into a bridgehead of Europe in the heartland of Russia.

Oxford Studies in Modern European History. Cynthia Hyla Whittaker, "Alexander M. Martin, Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762–1855," The Journal of Modern History 87, no. 1 (March 2015): 240-241.

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Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855 (Oxford University Press, 2013). Winner of the Marc Raeff Prize of the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association and the Best Book Award (non-North American) of the Urban History Association.

Imperial Russia, is was said, had two capital cities because it had two identities: St. Petersburg was Russia's "window to Europe," whereas Moscow preserved the nation's proud historical traditions. Enlightened Metropolis challenges this myth by exploring how the tsarist regime actually tried to turn Moscow into a bridgehead of Europe in the heartland of Russia. Moscow in the eighteenth century was widely scorned as backward and "Asiatic." The tsars thought it a benighted place that endangered their state's internal security and their effort to make Russia European. Beginning with Catherine the Great, they sought to construct a new Moscow, with European buildings and institutions, a Westernized "middle estate", and a new cultural image as an enlightened metropolis. Drawing on the methodologies of urban, social, institutional, cultural, and intellectual history, Enlightened Metropolis asks: How was the urban environment - buildings, institutions, streets, smells - transformed in the nine decades from Catherine's accession to the death of Nicholas I? How were the lives of the inhabitants changed? Did a "middle estate" come into being? How similar was Moscow's modernization to that of Western cities, and how was it affected by the disastrous occupation by Napoleon? Lastly, how were Moscow and its people imagined by writers, artists, and social commentators in Russia and the West from the Enlightenment to the mid-nineteenth century?