College of Liberal Arts
BA in History
This paper covers the spread of the Old Believers into Western society, studying how they changed and evolved during the Cold War. The paper focuses on two communities, using them to compare the different attitudes Old Believers had towards differing host cultures. Using a litany of newspapers and the work of a few dedicated anthropologists, "Old Belief and the Balance of Red and Blue: How Old Believers Managed Cultural Infringement" shows the vast array of responses to a small group of Russian sectarians establishing themselves within Western Cultures of differing size and values.
Christian Denominations and Sects Commons, History of Religion Commons, History of Religions of Eastern Origins Commons, International Relations Commons, Liturgy and Worship Commons, Political History Commons, Russian Linguistics Commons, Russian Literature Commons, Social and Cultural Anthropology Commons, United States History Commons