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Slezkine, Yuri 1956-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 212 publications in 9 languages and 6,966 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Conversation and phrase books  Textbooks  Phrase books  Academic theses  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Thesis advisor, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: DK601, 947.08410922
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Most widely held works about Yuri Slezkine
 
Most widely held works by Yuri Slezkine
Arctic mirrors : Russia and the small peoples of the North by Yuri Slezkine( )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"And, sovereign, having captured a shaman in battle, we asked him: what kind of man are you and do you have kinsmen? And he said: I am the best man of the Shoromboiskii clan and I have four sons. And so we kept him as hostage." For over five hundred years the Russians have been wondering what kind of people their Arctic and sub-Arctic hostages were. "They have mouths between their shoulders and eyes in their chests," reported a fifteenth-century tale. "They rove around, live of their own free will, and beat the Russian people," complained a seventeenth-century Cossack. "Their actions are exceedingly rude. They do not take off their hats and do not bow to each other," huffed an eighteenth-century scholar. They are "children of nature" and "guardians of ecological balance," rhapsodized early nineteenth-century and late twentieth-century romantics. Even the bolsheviks, who categorized the circumpolar foragers as authentic proletarians," were repeatedly puzzled by the "peoples ... from the late Neolithic period who, by virtue of their extreme backwardness, cannot keep up either economically or culturally with the furious speed of the emerging socialist society." Whether described as brutes, aliens, or endangered indigenous populations, the so-called small peoples of the north have consistently remained a point of contrast for speculations on Russian identity and a convenient testing ground for policies and images that grew out of these speculations. In a vividly rendered history of circumpolar peoples in the Russian empire - and in the Russian mind - Yuri Slezkine offers the first in-depth interpretation of this relationship. No other book in any language links the history of a colonized non-Russian people to the full sweep of Russian intellectual and cultural history. Enhancing his account with vintage prints and photographs, Slezkine reenacts the procession of Russian fur traders, missionaries, tsarist bureaucrats, radical intellectuals, professional ethnographers, and commissars who struggled to reform and conceptualize this most "alien" of their subject populations. He reconstructs from a vast range of sources the successive official policies and prevailing attitudes toward the northern peoples, interweaving the resonant narratives of Russian and indigenous contemporaries with the extravagant images of popular Russian fiction. As he examines the many ironies and ambivalences involved in successive Russian attempts to overcome northern - and hence their own - otherness - Slezkine explores the wider issues of ethnic identity, cultural change, nationalist rhetoric, and not-so-European colonialism
The Jewish century by Yuri Slezkine( Book )

58 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author claims that not only have Jews adapted better than many other groups to living in the modern world, they have become the premiere symbol and standard of modern life everywhere. The Jews traditionally belonged to a social category known as "service nomads," an outsider group specializing in the delivery of goods and services. This role--urban, mobile, literate, articulate, intellectually intricate, physically fastidious, and occupationally flexible--has taken center stage in the modern age. Marxism and Freudianism sprang largely from the Jewish predicament, and both Soviet Bolshevism and American liberalism were affected in fundamental ways by the Jewish exodus from the Pale of Settlement. The book concentrates on the drama of the Russian Jews, including m̌igrš and their offspring in America, Palestine, and the Soviet Union. But Slezkine has as much to say about the many faces of modernity as he does about Jewry.--Publisher
The House of Government : a saga of the Russian Revolution by Yuri Slezkine( Book )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction. The House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment. Written in the tradition of Tolstoy's War and Peace, Grossman's Life and Fate, and Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine's gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment building where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin's purges. A vivid account of the personal and public lives of Bolshevik true believers, the book begins with their conversion to Communism and ends with their children's loss of faith and the fall of the Soviet Union. Completed in 1931, the House of Government, later known as the House on the Embankment, was located across the Moscow River from the Kremlin. The largest residential building in Europe, it combined 550 furnished apartments with public spaces that included everything from a movie theater and a library to a tennis court and a shooting range. Slezkine tells the chilling story of how the building's residents lived in their apartments and ruled the Soviet state until some eight hundred of them were evicted from the House and led, one by one, to prison or their deaths. Drawing on letters, diaries, and interviews, and featuring hundreds of rare photographs, The House of Government weaves together biography, literary criticism, architectural history, and fascinating new theories of revolutions, millennial prophecies, and reigns of terror. The result is an unforgettable human saga of a building that, like the Soviet Union itself, became a haunted house, forever disturbed by the ghosts of the disappeared"--Provided by publisher
In the shadow of revolution : life stories of Russian women from 1917 to the second World War by Yuri Slezkine( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asked shortly after the revolution about how she viewed the new government, Tatiana Varsher replied, "With the wide-open eyes of a historian." Her countrywoman, Zinaida Zhemchuzhnaia, expressed a similar need to take note: "I want to write about the way those events were perceived and reflected in the humble and distant corner of Russia that was the Cossack town of Korenovskaia." What these women witnessed and experienced, and what they were moved to describe, is part of the extraordinary portrait of life in revolutionary Russia presented in this book. A collection of life stories of Russian women in the first half of the twentieth century, In the Shadow of Revolution brings together the testimony of Soviet citizens and migrs, intellectuals of aristocratic birth and Soviet milkmaids, housewives and engineers, Bolshevik activists and dedicated opponents of the Soviet regime. In literary memoirs, oral interviews, personal dossiers, public speeches, and letters to the editor, these women document their diverse experience of the upheavals that reshaped Russia in the first half of this century. As is characteristic of twentieth-century Russian women's autobiographies, these life stories take their structure not so much from private events like childbirth or marriage as from great public events. Accordingly the collection is structured around the events these women see as touchstones: the Revolution of 1917 and the Civil War of 1918-20; the switch to the New Economic Policy in the 1920s and collectivization; and the Stalinist society of the 1930s, including the Great Terror. Edited by two preeminent historians of Russia and the Soviet Union, the volume includes introductions that investigate the social historical context of these women's lives as well as the structure of their autobiographical narratives
Between heaven and hell : the myth of Siberia in Russian culture by G Diment( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siberia has no history of independent political existence, no claim to a separate ethnic identity, and no clear borders. And yet, in some very important sense, the elusive country "behind the Urals" is the most real and the most durable part of the Russian landscape. For centuries, Siberia has been represented as Russia's alter ego, as the heavenly or infernal antithesis to the perceived complexity or shallowness of Russian life. It has been both the frightening heart of darkness and a fabulous land of plenty; the "House of the Dead" and the realm of utter freedom; a frozen wasteland and a colorful frontier; a dumping ground for Russia's rejects and the last refuge of its lost innocence. The contributors to Between Heaven and Hell examine the origin, nature, and implications of these images from historical, literary, geographical, anthropological, and linguistic perspectives. They create a fascinating picture of this enormous and mysterious land
The Jewish Century, New Edition by Yuri Slezkine( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This masterwork of interpretative history begins with a bold declaration: "The Modern Age is the Jewish Age, and the twentieth century, in particular, is the Jewish Century." The assertion is, of course, metaphorical. But it drives home Yuri Slezkine's provocative thesis: Jews have adapted to the modern world so well that they have become models of what it means to be modern. While focusing on the drama of the Russian Jews, including émigrés and their offspring, The Jewish Century is also an incredibly original account of the many faces of modernity--nationalism, socialism, capitalism, and liberalism. Rich in its insight, sweeping in its chronology, and fearless in its analysis, this is a landmark contribution to Jewish, Russian, European, and American history
Speak Russian! by Marisa Fushille( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Haus der Regierung : eine Saga der Russischen Revolution by Yuri Slezkine( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das jüdische Jahrhundert by Yuri Slezkine( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of government : a saga of the Russian revolution by Yuri Slezkine( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Slezkine's gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment building where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin's purges. A vivid account of the personal and public lives of Bolshevik true believers, the book begins with their conversion to Communism and ends with their children's loss of faith and the fall of the Soviet Union."--Provided by publisher
Het huis van de regering : een familiesaga uit het Sovjet tijdperk by Yuri Slezkine( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de Russische Revolutie en de jaren die daarop volgden aan de hand van de lotgevallen van de bewoners van een grote flat voor partijleden en andere hooggeplaatste personen
Dom pravitel'stva by Yuri Slezkine( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le siècle juif by Yuri Slezkine( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arkticheskie zerkala : Rossii︠a︡ i malye narody Severa by Yuri Slezkine( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in Russian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia's small peoples : the policies and attitudes towards the native northerners, 17th century-1938 by Yuri Slezkine( )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradoxe Moderne jüdische Alternativen zum Fin de siècle by Yuri Slezkine( )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish Century, New Edition by Yuri Slezkine( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This masterwork of interpretative history begins with a bold declaration: "The Modern Age is the Jewish Age, and the twentieth century, in particular, is the Jewish Century." The assertion is, of course, metaphorical. But it drives home Yuri Slezkine’s provocative thesis: Jews have adapted to the modern world so well that they have become models of what it means to be modern. While focusing on the drama of the Russian Jews, including émigrés and their offspring, The Jewish Century is also an incredibly original account of the many faces of modernity—nationalism, socialism, capitalism, and liberalism. Rich in its insight, sweeping in its chronology, and fearless in its analysis, this is a landmark contribution to Jewish, Russian, European, and American history
Il secolo ebraico by Yuri Slezkine( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish Century by Yuri Slezkine( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le siècle juif by Yuri Slezkine( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Jewish centuryIn the shadow of revolution : life stories of Russian women from 1917 to the second World WarBetween heaven and hell : the myth of Siberia in Russian cultureSpeak Russian!The Jewish Century
Alternative Names
Slezkin, I︠U︡riĭ 1956-

Slëzkin, Ju. 1956-

Slëzkin, Ju. L. 1956-

Slëzkin, Ju. L.‏ Jurij Lʹvovič‏, 1956-

Slezkin, Jurij.

Slëzkin, Jurij 1956-

Slëzkin, Jurij Lʹvovič 1956-

Slëzkin, Ûrij

Slezkin, Ûrij L'vovič

Slezkine, Juri 1956-

Slezkine Y. историк, писатель 1956-

Slezkine, Yuri 1956-

Slezkine, Yuri Lvovich, 1956-

Sliozkinas Jurijus

Sljoskin, Jurij 1956-

Yuri Slezkine American writer

Yuri Slezkine Amerikaans auteur

Yuri Slezkine écrivain américain

Yuri Slezkine escriptor estatunidenc

Yuri Slezkine escritor estadounidense

Yuri Slezkine scrittore statunitense

Yuri Slezkine shkrimtar amerikan

Yuri Slezkine US-amerikanischer Historiker, Autor, Übersetzer und Hochschullehrer

Yuri Slezkine yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Слезкин, Лев Юрьевич.

Слёзкин Ю. историк, писатель 1956-

Слёзкин Ю. Л. историк, писатель 1956-

Слёзкин, Юрий

Слёзкин, Юрий 1956-

Слёзкин, Юрий Львович

Слёзкин, Юрий Львович 1956-

Слёзкин, Юрий (Юрий Львович), 1956-

Слезкинъ, Юрій

יורי סלזקין

יורי סלזקין סופר אמריקאי

סלזקין, יורי 1956-

يورى سليزكين

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