By Katherine Pickering Antonova
An usual Marriage examines the day-by-day actions and concepts of the relations according to a number of overlapping diaries and casual correspondence through the husband, spouse, and son of the family members, in addition to the wife's brother. No such cache of intimate Russian relations records has ever formerly been studied in such intensity. The family's relative obscurity (with no pretensions to reputation, wealth, or impact) and the presence of a woman's deepest files are particularly strange in any context. The publication considers the Chikhachevs' social existence, examining conduct, attitudes towards disease and loss of life, in addition to their marital roles and their reception of significant rules in their time, comparable to domesticity, Enlightenment, sentimentalism, and Romanticism.
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