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Russia before the "radiant future" : essays in modern history, culture, and society / Michael Confino.

Author/creator Confino, Michael, 1926-2010
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoNew York : Berghahn Books,
Descriptionxiii, 296 p. ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Contents The discipline and I -- The fate of ideas in history. Alexander Herzen and Isaiah Berlin on Russia's elusive counter-Enlightenment ; Russian and Western European roots of Soviet totalitarianism ; Traditions, old and new : patterns of protest and dissent in modern Russia -- Social groups in comparative perspective. On intellectuals and intellectual traditions in eighteenth- and nineteenth- century Russia ; The nobility in Russia and Western Europe : contrasts and similarities ; Comparing Russian serfdom and American slavery ; Agrarian crisis, urbanization, and the Russian peasants at the end of the old regime, 1880s-1920s -- Approaches to the history of Russia. Re-inventing the Enlightenment : Western images and Eastern realities in the eighteenth century ; Political murder in Russian culture : comparisons and counterfactuals ; Current events and the representation of the past : issues in Russian historical writing.
Abstract Essays examine themes in the history of imperial Russia and historical writing, raising questions about current scholarship on Russian history before the 1917 Revolution.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p.277-287) and index.
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Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2010023966
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