Conrad, eds., Die Nation schreiben: Geschichtswissenschaft im Vergleich (Göttingen:
NOT DUSK, BUT DAWN:
THE CULTURAL TURN
AND GERMAN SOCIAL HISTORY
characterized by its dual definition as a field of research (social structures, process-
Sergei I. Zhuk, Soviet Americana: The CulturalHistory of Russian and Ukrainian Americanists (London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 2018), 323 pp., $110.00 (hb), 9781784539108.
Sergei I. Zhuk, Professor of History at Ball State University, has written an engaging study of the academic research
revisit the old histories through the prism of modified questions and sources. Often ignored and certainly understudied during the ascendancy of the new social and culturalhistories, diplomatic history has in recent decades made a striking comeback, both in the public sphere and in the halls of academia
Workshop: Essays on the CulturalHistory o f Vi- enna a n d Budapest. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. x x i i i , 249 pp.$15.95 (paper). The late Peter Hanak (1921-97) was a renowned fellow of the Historical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for forty-five years. Although he
Maurice Friedberg. Literary Translation in Russia: A CulturalHistory. Univer- sity Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University P r e s s , 1997, vii, 224 pp. $42.50. For most Russianists who teach literature in English, preoooupation with translation is ongoing: by what criteria to c h o o s e
history," Schmidt intends to juxtapose his approach against one based purely on the aesthetics of architecture. Except for a few comments in the introductory chapter, however, this
"cultural" element seems somehow lost until the concluding chapter, where a convincing argument is offered for the
civil society is not his primary focus, his dismissal of this complex question is a minor issue. This monograph is most suited for advanced undergraduates and graduate stu- dents. Susan Costanzo Western Washington University Irina Sirotkina. D i a g n o s i n g Literary Genius: A Cultural
Nicholas Rzhevsky’s The Modern Russian Theater: A Literary and CulturalHistory represents a life-long scholarly quest for the interconnections among the disciplines that figure in its title. This is not an introduction for laymen, but an Icon and Axe with theater at it core.
This is a
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Tomilov N., Tomilova V.
The journal «Cultural Research
in Siberia» and its place in the study of history
and culture (on the 10th anniversary of its founding)
This шticle is devoted to examining the mle ofthe journal «КУЛЬ ТУРО
Michael Ostling University of Toronto Cathy Frierson. All Russia is Burning: A CulturalHistory o f F i r e a n d Arson in Late Imperial Russia. Seattle and London: University o f Washington Press, 2002. x, 318 pp. $45.00.
J a m e s Y. Simms, Jr. Hampden-Sydney College