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Author Petrone, Karen.
Title The Great War in Russian memory / Karen Petrone.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2011]

Author Petrone, Karen.
Series Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies
Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence.
Collective memory -- Soviet Union -- History.
War memorials -- Soviet Union -- History.
War and society -- Soviet Union -- History.
Political culture -- Soviet Union -- History.
Patriotism -- Soviet Union -- History.
Soviet Union -- Social conditions -- 1917-1945.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 385 pages) : illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Great War in Russian memory -- Spirituality, the supernatural, and the memory of World War I -- The paradoxes of gender in Soviet war memory -- Violence, morality, and the conscience of the warrior -- World War I and the definition of Russianness -- Arrested history -- Disappearance and reappearance -- Legacies of the Great War.
Summary Karen Petrone shatters the notion that World War I was a forgotten war in the Soviet Union. Although never officially commemorated, the Great War was the subject of a lively discourse about religion, heroism, violence, and patriotism during the interwar period. Using memoirs, literature, films, military histories, and archival materials, Petrone reconstructs Soviet ideas regarding the motivations for fighting, the justification for killing, the nature of the enemy, and the qualities of a hero. She reveals how some of these ideas undermined Soviet notions of military honor and patriotism while others reinforced them. As the political culture changed and war with Germany loomed during the Stalinist 1930s, internationalist voices were silenced and a nationalist view of Russian military heroism and patriotism prevailed.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780253001443
OCLC # 747432043
Additional Format Print version: Petrone, Karen. Great War in Russian memory. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011 9780253356178 (DLC) 2011007765 (OCoLC)663954297

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