By K. Burrell,K. Hörschelmann
By K. Burrell,K. Hörschelmann
By Amy Caiazza
By Derek Offord
This first quantity, Language Use one of the Russian Elite, presents perception into the improvement of the perform of talking and writing French on the Russian court docket and one of the Russian the Aristocracy from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. It examines linguistic perform, using French in Russia in quite a few spheres, domain names and genres, in addition to the interaction among the 2 languages. together with examples of French lexical impact on Russian, this quantity takes a sociolinguistic curiosity in language selection, code-switching and the measure to which the language neighborhood being saw was once bilingual or diglossic.
A accomplished and unique contribution to the multidisciplinary examine of language, the 2 volumes tackle, from a ancient point of view, matters of relevance to sociolinguists (especially bilingualism and multilingualism), social and cultural historians (social and nationwide identification, linguistic and cultural borrowing), Slavists (the dating of Russian and western tradition) and scholars of the eu Enlightenment, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism and cultural nationalism.
By John P. LeDonne
By László Strausz
By Svetozar Rajak,Konstantina E. Botsiou,Eirini Karamouzi,Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
By Paul Kubicek
Ukraine's fight for a countrywide identification plagued this former Soviet Union country lengthy ahead of the chilly conflict shook the area. Its principal place among jap Europe and Western Asia invited many alternative cultures to settle the land, finally populating a strong early medieval society often called Kievan Rus. even if, readers will learn the way Kievan Rus's Golden Age quick crumbled with many years of Mongol invasions, Polish-Lithuanian career, and Russian empirical ruling. discover how Ukraine flirted with independence within the early twentieth century, simply to be fast taken over via harsh Soviet rule in 1922. regardless of its independence from the USSR in 1991, devastating results of the socialist rule have allowed the realm to witness Ukraine's ceaseless efforts to achieve a strong govt, suffering during the poisoning of Viktor Yushchenko, rigged elections, and the Orange Revolution. Kubicek's survey is complete and concise-a excellent source for prime tuition scholars and undergrads, in addition to normal readers seeking to additional their wisdom of this up-and-coming nation.
By Simon Smith
By Michael Gorham,Ingunn Lunde,Martin Paulsen
Digital Russia presents a complete research of the ways that new media applied sciences have formed language and conversation in modern Russia. It strains the advance of the Russian-language net, explores the evolution of web-based verbal exchange practices, displaying how they've got either formed and been formed through social, political, linguistic and literary realities, and examines on-line gains and developments which are attribute of, and every now and then particular to, the Russian-language internet.
By Elena Aronova,Simone Turchetti
This publication examines the ways that stories of technological know-how intertwined with chilly warfare politics, in either universal and no more customary “battlefields” of the chilly warfare. Taken jointly, the essays spotlight basic roles for technological know-how reviews as a brand new box of workmanship institutionalized in the course of the chilly battle in several political regimes. first of all, technology stories performed a political role in cultural chilly warfare in maintaining in addition to destabilizing political ideologies in numerous political and nationwide contexts. Secondly, it was once an device of technological know-how policies within the early chilly battle: the experiences of technological know-how have been promoted because the underpinning for the nationwide guidelines framed with reference to either international geopolitics and native nationwide priorities. As this booklet demonstrates, even if, the broader we solid our web, extending our histories past the extra researched advancements within the Anglophone West, the extra advanced and ambivalent either the “science experiences” and “the chilly battle” turn into open air those extra popular areas. The nationwide tales amassed during this e-book might seem incommensurable with what we all know as technology experiences at the present time, yet those tales current a vantage element from which to pluralize the various visions that have been constitutive to the development of “Cold battle” as a juxtaposition of the liberal democracies within the “West” and the communist “East.”