Ritualized violence Russian style : the duel in Russian culture and literature / Irina Reyfman.

"To this day, Russian cultural memory has preserved a glamorous image of the Russian duelist: a gentleman, he is always true to his honor; he elegantly challenges his offender for some equally elegant indiscretion, behaves courageously and magnanimously at the dueling site, and shows fortitude...

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Main Author: Reyfman, Irina
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1999.
Series:Studies of the Harriman Institute.
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