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Peasant patriarchs, aristocratic dandies, frightened bureaucrats, employees looking father-figures, and promiscuous bathhouse attendants populate this quantity. Its essays learn how beliefs of manliness intersected with historic advancements, the formation of nationwide identities, and altering definitions of intimacy. This publication is key studying for college kids and students of gender idea and Russian idea alike.
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On ‘illicit’ sex condemned by the church, see Eve Levin, Sex and Society in the World of the Orthodox Slavs, 900–1700 (Ithaca, NY, 1989), 179–97. See Orest Ranum, ‘The Refuges of Intimacy’, A History of Private Life, III: the Passions of the Renaissance, ed. , 1989), 252–7, and Lawrence Stone, The Family, Sex and Marriage in England, 1500–1800 (New York, 1977), 102–5 and chs 7–8. Levin, Sex and Society, 96. , 61. ’, ‘Marriage in Early Medieval Society’, and ‘The Matron and the Mismarried Woman’, Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages, trans.
Firework/engraving: V. N. Vasil’ev, Starinnye feierverki v Rossii (Leningrad, 1960), 51, plate 29. 38. 1702 law on betrothal: PSZ, 4, no. 1907, 191–2. On divorce, see Brenda Meehan-Waters, Autocracy and Aristocracy: the Russian Service Elite of 1730 (New Brunswick, NJ, 1982), 122–6. 39. On portraiture in this period, see James Cracraft, The Petrine Revolution in Russian Imagery (Chicago, 1997), 190–220, and Kaliazina and Komelova, Russkoe isskustvo petrovskoi epokhi, 14–53. Martial portraits of Peter are widely reproduced in the above two works.
As the ball wound down in the early hours of the morning, student Peter Kupdosov found himself gleefully dancing with an attractive woman. An officer approached the couple on the dance floor and began to flirt with the woman. Rudely staring at the student, the officer suggested to the woman that ‘she is not in the proper company’ and ought to abandon her partner and dance with him. 53 Far from the state’s idea of molding young boys into humble, controlled and proper men, this world of rowdy sociability encouraged students to behave violently and solve their disputes with punches and broken glass.