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The Resource Castration and the heavenly kingdom : a Russian folktale, Laura Engelstein

Castration and the heavenly kingdom : a Russian folktale, Laura Engelstein

Label
Castration and the heavenly kingdom : a Russian folktale
Title
Castration and the heavenly kingdom
Title remainder
a Russian folktale
Statement of responsibility
Laura Engelstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Of the many sects that broke from the official Russian Orthodox church in the eighteenth century, one was universally despised. Its members were peasants from the Russian heartland skilled in the arts of animal husbandry who turned their knives on themselves to become "eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake."" "In a feat of historical reconstruction, Laura Engelstein tells the sect's astonishing tale. She describes the horrified reactions to the sect by outsiders, including outraged bureaucrats, physicians, and theologians. More important, she allows the Skoptsy a say in defining the contours of their history and the meaning behind their sacrifice."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engelstein, Laura
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skoptsy
  • Skoptsis
  • HISTORY
  • Skoptsy
  • Sekten
  • Castratie
  • Geschichte
  • Skopzen
  • Castration
  • Skoptsy
  • Castration
  • Christianity
  • Russia
Label
Castration and the heavenly kingdom : a Russian folktale, Laura Engelstein
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myths and mysteries -- Reports and revelations -- Boundaries and betrayals -- Testimony of faith -- Light and shadow
Control code
on1053888928
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501734243
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv5qttfw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1053888928
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Castration and the heavenly kingdom : a Russian folktale, Laura Engelstein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myths and mysteries -- Reports and revelations -- Boundaries and betrayals -- Testimony of faith -- Light and shadow
Control code
on1053888928
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501734243
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv5qttfw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1053888928
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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