Visual Texts, Ceremonial Texts, Texts of Exploration
Collected Articles on the Representation of Russian Monarchy
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
Visual Texts, Ceremonial Texts, Texts of Exploration continues the work begun in Russian Monarchy: Representation and Rule, which analyzed the interplay between the symbolic representations of Russian monarchs and the legal and institutional instruments of their rule. The articles in this volume examine the texts that, through various media, revealed the myths and scenarios conveying the goals and ideals the monarchy sought to elevate before the elite of the empire and, later, the public at large. Russian monarchy inhabited a highly visual culture, comprising court ceremonials, parades, public festivities, and celebrations. It mobilized the arts through painting, prints, popular pictures (lubki), and even opera. This book examines that artistic culture, focusing on several aspects.
KeywordsHistory; Russia; Russian Monarchy; Essays
PublisherAcademic Studies Press
Publication date and place2014-03-01
SeriesImperial Encounters in Russian History,