A History of Russian Thought by William Leatherbarrow,Derek Offord

By William Leatherbarrow,Derek Offord

The heritage of rules has performed a crucial function in Russia's political and social background. knowing 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 very important highbrow and cultural currents (the Enlightenment, nationalism, nihilism, and spiritual revival) and key topics (conceptions of the West and East, the typical humans, and attitudes to capitalism and usual technology) in Russian highbrow background. focusing on the Golden Age of Russian suggestion 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 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, entire review of Russian highbrow history.

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