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Same-Sex Sexual Violence in the Russian Empire, 1801-1864 (on the Materials of Records of State Council and the Department of National Enlightenment)

Student: Mikhail Grechko

Supervisor: Pavel Vasilyev

Faculty: School of Arts and Humanities

Educational Programme: History (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2021

Applying discourse analysis, microhistorical approach, feminist theory, the ideas of Michel Foucault and Edward Said, I examine legislation, the texts of forensic doctors, lawyers, and ethnographers, 6 criminal cases, internal documents of the Department of National Enlightenment to show how state actors described and regulated same-sex violence and how perpetrators and victims experienced violence and legal proceedings.

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