Realizing that some prejudices have changed little over the centuries, Engelstein cautions that "we must not cast the shadow of our own distress on the story of the Skoptsy. Their physical suffering was something they willingly embraced".
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(222mm x 143mm x 18mm)
Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
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