A History of Women in Russia: From Earliest Times to the by Barbara Evans Clements

By Barbara Evans Clements

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Synthesizing a number of many years of scholarship via historians East and West, Barbara Evans Clements lines the key advancements within the heritage of ladies in Russia and their impression at the historical past of the kingdom. Sketching lived reports around the centuries, she demonstrates the main roles that ladies performed in shaping Russia's political, fiscal, social, and cultural improvement for over a millennium. the tale Clements tells is one in every of trouble and patience, but in addition one among success by means of ladies who, for instance, promoted the conversion to Christianity, ruled estates, created nice artwork, rebelled opposed to the govt, demonstrated charities, outfitted the tanks that rolled into Berlin in 1945, and flew the planes that strafed the backing out Wehrmacht. This daunting and intricate background is gifted in a fascinating survey that integrates this scholarship into the sphere of Russian and post-Soviet history.

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Much of the information presented here is taken from Roy Porter, “The Enlightenment in England,” in The Enlightenment in National Context, ed. : Cambridge University Press, 1981); Simon Schama, “The Enlightenment in the Netherlands,” in The Enlightenment in National Context, ed. : Cambridge University Press, 1981); Hankins, Science and the Enlightenment ; Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985); Clark, Golinski and Schaffer, “Introduction”; Lissa Roberts, “Going Dutch: Situating Science in the Dutch Enlightenment,” in The Sciences in Enlightened Europe, ed.

For instance, there was a constant stream of dried plants and/or drawings of plants from overseas territories to Europe. There was a clear division of labor: the collecting was done in the overseas areas, but the more “theoretical” elaboration occurred in Europe, where the specimens ended up in museums and botanical gardens. This division even applied to individuals at different points in their careers—they went as young scholars to the overseas territories, where they took part in the creation of knowledge by collecting new species.

The Indian Army was further supported since the late eighteenth century by detachments of the British Army. At the height of the Napoleonic Wars, this “formidable war machine” could count on a fighting strength of more than a quarter of a million men. 3 The combined strength of Company and royal troops peaked in 1826 at the time of the first S C IE NCE AND T HE COLONIAL WAR- STATE 41 Anglo-Burmese war with a total of 292,000 men. This, as C. A. Bayly has observed, put at the Company’s disposal, “one of the biggest European-style armies in the world” at the time.

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