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Possessed: Women, Witches, and Demons in Imperial Russia Hardcover – February 1, 2001


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  • Hardcover: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press; 1 edition (February 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875802737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875802732
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,885,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Exceptionally well-researched and exhaustive."
—Association for Women in Slavic Studies

"Worobec is at her best as a storyteller.... Her scholarship is marked by a meticulous reading of sources and a sensitivity to and respect for the people she studies."—Russian Review


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By N. Nelson on October 24, 2013
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This looked like an interesting read. I am a Russophile and have books on a wide variety of topics about Russia and this title is a good addition to my collection.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 17, 2002
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Possessed is the first book to examine the phenomenon of demon possession in Russia. Drawing upon a wide range of sources--religious, psychiatric, ethnographic, and literary--Worobec looks at klikushestvo over a broad span of time but focuses mainly on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when all of Russian society felt the pressure of modernization.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Empress Drives Like A Demon on May 19, 2002
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Bewitching history of Russian peasant women thought to be possessed by demons. Contributing to the drama--the Russian Orthodox Church, bias against women, politics, poverty, and ignorance. Of great interest.
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