The fading of ancien régime mentality: Young upper-class women in imperial St Petersburg and Helsinki (Helsingfors)

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This article suggests that marriageable young upper-class women can be taken as indicators of the longue durée of the ancien régime mentality and the stepwise advancement of the bourgeois mentality. This is so because of factors that made such women particularly prone not to break with established conventions. Source materials in this analysis are taken from contemporary non-fiction texts in which 19th-century St Petersburg and Helsinki serve as the scenes and in which marriageable young women feature as the protagonists or objects of appraising gazes. It is suggested that the differences emerging around the mid-19th century between the two societies with regards to the habitus and education of upper-class girls and marriageable women can at least in part be explained by different institutional settings vis-à-vis land, labour and the status of the bourgeoisie.
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LehtiScandinavian Journal of History
Vuosikerta40
Numero1
Sivut25-47
Sivumäärä23
ISSN0346-8755
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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  • 615 Historia ja arkeologia

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The fading of ancien régime mentality : Young upper-class women in imperial St Petersburg and Helsinki (Helsingfors). / Rahikainen, Marjatta.

julkaisussa: Scandinavian Journal of History, Vuosikerta 40, Nro 1, 2015, s. 25-47.

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