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Masculinizing the Russian Elite: Metropolitan Filaret (Drozdov)’s Purge of Early Nineteenth-Century Society (with Kate Antonova and Discussant Marta Łukaszewicz)
November 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Focusing on the decades-long persecution of Colonel A. P. Dubovitskii for his supposed ties to mystic Ekaterina Tatarinova, this paper traces the sources of the investigation to a fundamental divide in Church and state between Petersburg Metropolitan Serafim (Glagolevsky), Alexander I, and the generation that fought the Napoleonic wars, on the one hand, and a new generation that comes to power with Nicholas I and Moscow Metropolitan Filaret (Drozdov), who use the aftermath of the Decembrist Rebellion to justify a much broader purge of the Russian service class in favor of a specifically masculine as well as more conservative elite culture.
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