Framing Mary :  the Mother of God in Modern, Revolutionary, and Post-Soviet Russian Culture

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Framing Mary : the Mother of God in Modern, Revolutionary, and Post-Soviet Russian Culture

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Amy Singleton Adams is co-editor of this book.

Despite the continued fascination with the Virgin Mary in modern and contemporary times, very little of the resulting scholarship on this topic extends to Russia. Russia's Mary, however, who is virtually unknown in the West, has long played a formative role in Russian society and culture. Framing Mary introduces readers to the cultural life of Mary from the seventeenth century to the post-Soviet era. It examines a broad spectrum of engagements among a variety of people--pilgrims and poets, clergy and laity, politicians and political activists--and the woman they knew as the Bogoroditsa. In this collection of well-integrated and illuminating essays, leading scholars of imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia trace Mary's irrepressible pull and inexhaustible promise from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Focusing in particular on the ways in which both visual and narrative images of Mary frame perceptions of Russian and Soviet space and inform discourse about women and motherhood, these essays explore Mary's rich and complex role in Russia's religion, philosophy, history, politics, literature, and art. Framing Mary will appeal to Russian studies scholars, historians, and general readers interested in religion and Russian culture.

ISBN

ISBN 13 - 9780875807768; ISBN 10 - 0875807763, ebook - 9781609092351

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Press

City

Dekalb, Illinois

Keywords

Mary, Blessed Virgin, saint, Marian devotion, Russia, Soviet Union, Church and state, Church history, 20th century

Disciplines

Christianity | European History | Sociology of Religion | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies

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