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Russian History through the Senses

Russian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present

by Matthew P. Romaniello

Matthew P. Romaniello is Associate Professor of History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. He is the author of The Elusive Empire: Kazan and the Creation of Russia, 1552-1671 (2012), and the co-editor of three volumes, including Tobacco in Russian History and Culture from the Seventeenth Century to the Present (2009) with Tricia Starks. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Tricia Starks

Tricia Starks is Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, USA. She is the author of The Body Soviet: Propaganda, Hygiene and the Revolutionary State (2008) and co-editor, with Matthew P. Romaniello, of Tobacco in Russian History and Culture from the Seventeenth Century to the Present (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474263160
  • ISBN:
    978-1-4742-6313-9 (hardback)

    978-1-4742-6312-2 (paperback)

    978-1-4742-6315-3 (epub)

    978-1-4742-6314-6 (epdf)

    978-1-4742-6316-0 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2017
Russian History through the Senses
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Bringing together an impressive cast of well-respected scholars in the field of modern Russian studies, Russian History through the Senses investigates life in Russia from 1700 to the present day via the senses. It examines past experiences of taste, touch, smell, sight and sound to capture a vivid impression of what it is to have lived in the Russian world, so uniquely placed as it is between East and West, during the last three hundred years.

The book discusses the significance of sensory history in relation to modern Russia and covers a range of exciting case studies, rich with primary source material, that provide a stimulating way of understanding modern Russia at a visceral level.Russian History through the Senses is a novel text that is of great value to scholars and students interested in modern Russian studies.