The Resource All Russia is burning! : a cultural history of fire and arson in late Imperial Russia, Cathy A. Frierson

All Russia is burning! : a cultural history of fire and arson in late Imperial Russia, Cathy A. Frierson

Label
All Russia is burning! : a cultural history of fire and arson in late Imperial Russia
Title
All Russia is burning!
Title remainder
a cultural history of fire and arson in late Imperial Russia
Statement of responsibility
Cathy A. Frierson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Rural fires were an even more persistent scourge than famine in late imperial Russia, as Cathy Frierson shows in this first comprehensive study. Destroying almost 3 billion rubles' worth of property in European Russia between 1860 and 1904, accidental and arson fires acted as a brake on Russia's economic development while subjecting peasants to perennial shocks to their physical and emotional condition. The fire question especially captured the attention of educated, progressive Russians, who perceived it as a key obstacle to Russia's becoming a modern society on the European model."
  • "More than anything else, this history of fire and arson in rural European Russia is a history of their cultural meanings in the late imperial campaign for modernity. Frierson shows the special associations of women with fire in rural life and in elite understanding of fire in the Russian countryside. Her study of the fire question demonstrates both peasant agency in fighting fire and educated Russians' hardening conviction that peasants stood in the way of Russia's advent into the company of prosperous, rational, civilized nations."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
364.16/4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6638.5.R8
LC item number
F75 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
All Russia is burning! : a cultural history of fire and arson in late Imperial Russia, Cathy A. Frierson
Publication
Note
"A Samuel and Althea Stroum book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fire as Insurance Hazard: Peasants as Students of Prudence and Precaution
  • Fire Contained in the Planned Village: Peasants as Residents in a Disciplined Domestic Order
  • Fire as the Internal Enemy: Peasants as Volunteer Firefighters
  • Conclusion: Fire as an Imperial Legacy, Peasants as Partners in Progress
  • Total reported fires by province, 1863
  • Total reported fires by province, 1873
  • Total reported fires by province, 1883
  • Total reported fires by province, 1893
  • Population density in 1897
  • Fires per population in 1897
  • From Benevolent Force to National Misfortune: Fire's Contested Meanings in Rural Russia
  • Percentage of reported fires attributed to arson, 1860s
  • Percentage of reported fires attributed to arson, 1870s
  • Percentage of reported fires attributed to arson, 1880s
  • Percentage of reported fires attributed to arson, 1890s
  • Percentage of reported fires attributed to arson, 1900-1904
  • Provinces where percentage of fires attributed to arson increased, 1888-1904
  • Fire as Gentle Cookery and Paradise: Peasants as Mistresses and Masters of Fire
  • Fire as Apocalypse or Pathology: Peasants as Victims or Vectors of Fire
  • Fire as Russia's Historical Evil: Peasants Dispossessed by Fire
  • Letting Loose the Red Rooster: Arson in Rural Russia
  • The Fiery Brand, Russian Style: Arson as Protest, Peasants as Incendiaries
  • Arson as Impotent Spite or Potent Practice: Peasants as Vengeful, Covetous, or Wily Actors
  • Mobilizing to Make Russia Modern: Insuring, Planning, Volunteering
Control code
ocn808377046
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 318 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295801469
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b29253597
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808377046
  • pebcs0295801468

Library Locations

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