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Night of stone : death and memory in twentieth century Russia

Author: Catherine Merridale
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"During the twentieth century, Russia, Ukraine, and other territories of the former Soviet Union experienced more bloodshed and violent death than anywhere else on earth: fifty million dead, in an epic of destruction that encompassed war, revolution, famine, epidemic, and political purges. How did Russians cope with loss on such a scale and how does such a society mourn? In Night of Stone, Catherine Merridale asks  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merridale, Catherine, 1959-
Night of stone.
New York : Viking, 2001
(OCoLC)891745580
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Merridale
ISBN: 9780670894741 0670894745
OCLC Number: 44573540
Description: 402 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Against the Darkness: An Introduction --
Another Light --
A Culture of Death --
The Palace of Freedom --
Transforming Fire --
Common and Uncommon Graves --
The Great Silence --
Nights of Stone --
Russia at War --
The Pantheon --
Death in the Age of "Developed Socialism" --
A Tide of Bones --
Listening for the Dead.
Responsibility: Catherine Merridale.

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"During the twentieth century, Russia, Ukraine, and other territories of the former Soviet Union experienced more bloodshed and violent death than anywhere else on earth: fifty million dead, in an epic of destruction that encompassed war, revolution, famine, epidemic, and political purges. How did Russians cope with loss on such a scale and how does such a society mourn? In Night of Stone, Catherine Merridale asks Russians the most difficult questions about how their country's volatile past has affected their everyday lives, their aspirations, dreams, and nightmares. The result is a highly original and revealing history of modern Russia."

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Russia and Death, history and current

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The author uses the metaphors of “night” and “darkness” to represent death, hence the title. The...
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