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Mikhail Krom

Mikhail Krom is Professor of Comparative Studies in History at European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the author of Historical Anthropology (2010) and The Widowed Tsardom: The Political Crisis in Russia in the 1530s and the 1540s (2010). He is also the editor of History and Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies at the Turn of the 21st Century (co-edited with David Sabean and Gadi Algazi, 2006) and The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade Around Europe 1300-1600 (co-edited with Wim Blockmans and Justyna Wubs-Mroziewicz, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Guyatt

Elizabeth Guyatt has translated from Russian since living and working in Moscow in the 1990s. She chaired the Translating Division of the Chartered Institute of Linguists from 2016-2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Historical Comparison

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...In the preceding chapters we considered the most frequently discussed questions of historical comparison: whether a comparative method exists; what the useful functions of comparison in history are; and how one selects objects...

Comparison in social history

Mikhail Krom

Mikhail Krom is Professor of Comparative Studies in History at European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the author of Historical Anthropology (2010) and The Widowed Tsardom: The Political Crisis in Russia in the 1530s and the 1540s (2010). He is also the editor of History and Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies at the Turn of the 21st Century (co-edited with David Sabean and Gadi Algazi, 2006) and The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade Around Europe 1300-1600 (co-edited with Wim Blockmans and Justyna Wubs-Mroziewicz, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Guyatt

Elizabeth Guyatt has translated from Russian since living and working in Moscow in the 1990s. She chaired the Translating Division of the Chartered Institute of Linguists from 2016-2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Historical Comparison

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Social history is one of the most actively growing areas of comparison and its themes are very varied. Kaelble’s 1999 bibliography of works related to this area of research comprises over 250 items. Kaelble (1999): 163–79...

Democracy in the Revolutionary Thought of Rosa Luxemburg

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Experience demonstrates . . . that the living fluid of the popular mood continuously flows around the representative bodies, penetrates them, guides them. . . . And is this ever-living influence of the mood and degree of political ripeness...

Building a communist Tower of Babel

Internationalists in European History : Rethinking the Twentieth Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...In his memoir, Jack Murphy recalled his time as a delegate at the Second World Congress of the Communist International (Comintern), held in Moscow and Petrograd in 1920. Murphy emphasized a regret that in many ways came to define his...

Soviet Union: Romantic Revolutionary

Robert A. Rosenstone

Robert A. Rosenstone is Professor Emeritus of History at California Institute of Technology, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adventures of a Postmodern Historian : Living and Writing the Past

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This class struggle sure plays hell with your poetry. The epigraph says it all. Art and revolution. Two of the unspoken fantasies of my younger days, with the other two easily implied. Sidewalk cafes in foreign cities, hotel rooms...

Selection of objects for comparison and types of historical comparison

Mikhail Krom

Mikhail Krom is Professor of Comparative Studies in History at European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the author of Historical Anthropology (2010) and The Widowed Tsardom: The Political Crisis in Russia in the 1530s and the 1540s (2010). He is also the editor of History and Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies at the Turn of the 21st Century (co-edited with David Sabean and Gadi Algazi, 2006) and The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade Around Europe 1300-1600 (co-edited with Wim Blockmans and Justyna Wubs-Mroziewicz, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Guyatt

Elizabeth Guyatt has translated from Russian since living and working in Moscow in the 1990s. She chaired the Translating Division of the Chartered Institute of Linguists from 2016-2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Historical Comparison

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...The selection of objects for comparison in comparative studies is considered a difficult and demanding process: disputes over what within history can be compared and what can never be compared have been...

Plural Globality and Shift in Perspective

The Practice of Global History : European Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The first European Congress on World and Global History took place in Leipzig in 2005. This was a natural point of departure because Leipzig was the place where the idea of universal history – Universal- und Kulturgeschichte – was developed...

‘A writer deserves to be paid for his work’

Internationalists in European History : Rethinking the Twentieth Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...By the mid-twentieth century, the Soviet Union was one of the world’s most unrepentant literary pirates. Like the Tsarist government before it, the Soviet government did not sign the 1886 Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary...

The Scholar-Artist: Master Historians and their Literary Muses

Frances Nethercott

Frances Nethercott is Reader in Modern European History at the University of St. Andrews, UK. She is the author of Russia’s Plato: Plato and the Platonic Tradition in Russian Education, Science and Ideology, 1840-1930(2000) and Russian Legal Culture Before and After Communism (2007). She also serves on the editorial board of Studies in East European Thought and Intellectual History Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing History in Late Imperial Russia : Scholarship and the Literary Canon

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In recent years, historians of science have developed the notion of ‘scholarly selfhood’ or ‘persona’ as a tool for examining the emergence of scholarly traditions and debate. Whether located in the past or present, inherited or invented...

Reflections on cross-currents of Russian conservatism

Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Every nation, just like every individual, has its own inner strength and can survive by it in a wider world; yet one needs to act in order to be alive. And to do that one needs to be in full command with his body parts. Say this to those...