The Resource The alcoholic empire : vodka & politics in late Imperial Russia, Patricia Herlihy

The alcoholic empire : vodka & politics in late Imperial Russia, Patricia Herlihy

Label
The alcoholic empire : vodka & politics in late Imperial Russia
Title
The alcoholic empire
Title remainder
vodka & politics in late Imperial Russia
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Herlihy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This text examines the prevalance of alcohol in Russian social, economic, religious, and political life. The author looks at how the state, the church, the military, doctors, lay societies, and the czar all tried to battle the problem of overconsumption of alcohol in the late imperial period. Since vodka produced essential government revenue and was a backbone of the state economy, many who fought for a sober Russia believed that the only way to save the country was through Revolutionary change.; The book traces temperance activity and politics side-by-side with the end of the Tsarist regime, while showing how the problem of alcoholism continued to pervade Soviet and post-Soviet society. Illustrated by timeless and incisive sayings about the Russian love of vodka and by poster art and paintings, this book should appeal to Russian and European historians and those interested in temperance history
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.2920947
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5513
LC item number
.H47 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The alcoholic empire : vodka & politics in late Imperial Russia, Patricia Herlihy
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2002
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-233) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • 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
1 Introduction; 2 Singing One's Way to Sobriety: The State's Guardianship; 3 Drugs Are Our Business: Physicians Stake a Claim on Therapies; 4 Battling Booze: Strategies for Sobriety in the Military; 5 The Church's New Social Mission; 6 Women's Physical and Political Use of Alcohol; 7 Tea and Symphony: The Laity Mobilizes against Alcohol; 8 The Politics of Alcohol; 9 Conclusion; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
ocm60563358
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280530852
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21926499
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60563358
  • acaebk0195134311

Library Locations

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