Lindsey Hughes (1949-2007) made her reputation as one of the foremost historians of the age of Peter the Great by revealing the more freakish aspects of the tsar's complex mind and reconstructing the various physical environments in which he lived. Contributors to Personality and Place in Russian Culture were encouraged to develop any of the approaches featured in Hughes's work: pointillist and panoramic, playful and morbid, quotidian and bizarre. The result is a rich and original collection, ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day, in which a group of leading international scholars explore the role of the individual in Russian culture, the myriad variety of individual lives, and the changing meanings invested in particular places. The editor, Simon Dixon, is Sir Bernard Pares Professor of Russian History at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.Essays in Memory of Lindsey Hughes Simon Dixon ... days on which the gardens would actually be open to this wider group), and the high-profile presence of sentries (at the entrance and on patrol) to ensure orderly behaviour. At the same time, such restrictions were hardly unusual amongst other contemporary examples.
|Title||:||Personality and Place in Russian Culture|
|Publisher||:||MHRA - 2010|