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The Resource Murder most Russian : true crime and punishment in late imperial Russia, Louise McReynolds, (electronic resource)

Murder most Russian : true crime and punishment in late imperial Russia, Louise McReynolds, (electronic resource)

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Murder most Russian : true crime and punishment in late imperial Russia
Title
Murder most Russian
Title remainder
true crime and punishment in late imperial Russia
Statement of responsibility
Louise McReynolds
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Language
eng
Summary
"How a society defines crimes and prosecutes criminals illuminates its cultural values, social norms, and political expectations. In Murder Most Russian, Louise McReynolds uses a fascinating series of murders and subsequent trials that took place in the wake of the 1864 legal reforms enacted by Tsar Alexander II to understand the impact of these reforms on Russian society before the Revolution of 1917. For the first time in Russian history, the accused were placed in the hands of juries of common citizens in courtrooms that were open to the press. Drawing on a wide array of sources, McReynolds reconstructs murders that gripped Russian society, from the case of Andrei Gilevich, who advertised for a personal secretary and beheaded the respondent as a way of perpetrating insurance fraud, to the beating death of Marianna Time at the hands of two young aristocrats who hoped to steal her diamond earrings"--Publisher's Web site
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Murder most Russian : true crime and punishment in late imperial Russia, Louise McReynolds, (electronic resource)
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Murder most Russian : true crime and punishment in late imperial Russia, Louise McReynolds, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Law and order -- Criminology : social crime, but individual criminal -- The jurors -- Murder as one of the middlebrow arts -- Russia's postrevolutionary modern men -- Maria Tarnovskaia and the degenerate Slavic soul -- Crime fiction steps into action -- True crime and modern gendered identities
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Extent
xi, 274 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote

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