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
Published: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1999.
Series:Studies of the Harriman Institute.
Online Access:Table of contents
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The Mythologies of the Russian Duel and the Difficulties of Fact-Finding
  • The Duel as an Act of Violence: Terms and Definitions
  • A Brief History of Dueling in Russia
  • Physical Inviolability and the Duel
  • Eighteenth-Century Russian Literature: The Duel Begins
  • Aleksandr Bestuzhev-Marlinsky: Bretteur and Apologist of the Duel
  • How Not to Fight: Dueling in Dostoevsky's Works
  • Instead of a Conclusion: In the Aftermath of Dostoevsky.