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By William Leatherbarrow,Derek Offord

The heritage of principles has performed a principal position in Russia's political and social historical past. figuring out its highbrow culture and how the intelligentsia have formed the state is important to figuring out the Russia of at the present time. This new historical past examines very important 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 normal technological know-how) in Russian highbrow heritage. focusing on the Golden Age of Russian suggestion 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 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 booklet presents a clean, accomplished assessment of Russian highbrow history.

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