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By William Leatherbarrow,Derek Offord

The background of rules has performed a relevant function in Russia's political and social background. realizing its highbrow culture and how the intelligentsia have formed the country is important to knowing the Russia of this day. This new historical past examines vital highbrow and cultural currents (the Enlightenment, nationalism, nihilism, and non secular revival) and key subject matters (conceptions of the West and East, the typical humans, and attitudes to capitalism and common technology) in Russian highbrow historical past. focusing on the Golden Age of Russian proposal within the mid 19th century, the participants additionally glance again to its eighteenth-century origins within the flowering of tradition following the reign of Peter the good, and ahead to the continued energy of Russia's classical highbrow culture within the Soviet and post-Soviet eras. With short biographical information of over fifty key thinkers and an in depth bibliography, this publication offers a clean, complete evaluate of Russian highbrow history.

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