How St. Petersburg Learned to Study Itself

How St. Petersburg Learned to Study Itself The Russian Idea of Kraevedenie

Hardback (06 Sep 2022) | Russian

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How St. Petersburg Learned to Study Itself: The Russian Idea of Kraevedenie considers the origins and evolutions of kraevedenie, looking specifically at the role that movements and institutions that emerged in early twentieth-century St. Petersburg played in the formation of this discipline. Based on extensive work in archives in St. Petersburg, it looks at the historical preservation movement that was spearheaded by participants in the World of Art circle and contributors to the journal Starye gody. It considers the pedagogical excursion movement and specifically the influence of Ivans Grevs and Nikolai Antsiferov. It also discusses the operations and role of the Central Bureau of Kraevedenie in the 1920s.The original English-language edition of this book (Penn State University Press, 2006) received both the South Central MLA book award and the Nikolai Antsiferov Prize for the best work on St. Petersburg by a foreign author.

Book information

ISBN: 9798887190457
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Imprint: Academic Studies Press
Pub date:
Language: Russian
Number of pages: 402
Weight: 703g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 22mm