A History of Russian Thought by William Leatherbarrow,Derek Offord

By William Leatherbarrow,Derek Offord

The historical past of rules has performed a vital function in Russia's political and social heritage. realizing its highbrow culture and how the intelligentsia have formed the country is essential to realizing the Russia of this day. This new historical past examines very important highbrow and cultural currents (the Enlightenment, nationalism, nihilism, and non secular revival) and key issues (conceptions of the West and East, the typical humans, and attitudes to capitalism and ordinary technology) in Russian highbrow heritage. focusing on the Golden Age of Russian idea within the mid 19th century, the individuals 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 info of over fifty key thinkers and an intensive bibliography, this publication presents a clean, accomplished review of Russian highbrow history.

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