A History of Russian Thought

A History of Russian Thought

Derek Offord, William Leatherbarrow


The historical past of principles has performed a crucial function in Russia's political and social heritage. knowing its highbrow culture and how the intelligentsia have formed the country is important to knowing the Russia of this day. This new heritage examines very important highbrow and cultural currents (the Enlightenment, nationalism, nihilism, and non secular revival) and key topics (conceptions of the West and East, the typical humans, and attitudes to capitalism and usual technological know-how) in Russian highbrow historical past. focusing on the Golden Age of Russian proposal 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 nice, and ahead to the ongoing power 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 booklet offers a clean, complete evaluation of Russian highbrow background.

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