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Motherland : a philosophical history of Russia

Author: Lesley Chamberlain
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book, by the author of Nietzsche in Turin, offers a unique interpretation of Russian history and thought." "Lesley Chamberlain, novelist, traveller and historian of ideas, has been pondering the enigma of Russia for over thirty years. She finds that during the last two centuries Russian intellectuals have asked two fundamental questions: 'what makes a good man?' and 'what is the right way to live?'" "In their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chamberlain, Lesley.
Motherland.
London : Atlantic Books, 2004
(OCoLC)608748218
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Chamberlain
ISBN: 1843542854 9781843542858
OCLC Number: 55986504
Description: xvii, 331 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The men of the 1820s --
2. The beautiful souls --
3. The new men --
4. The Populists --
5. The impact of Marx --
6. The silver age --
7. The moral map --
8. Rejecting the view from Descartes --
9. The contest of good and evil --
10. Lenin and the view from no one --
11. How the long tradition survived --
12. On the edge of reason --
A comparative chronology of Russian and Western philosophers.
Other Titles: Philosophical history of Russia
Responsibility: Lesley Chamberlain.

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By examining Russian thought over the past two centuries Chamberlain has produced a radical new interpretation of Russian history which, finally, gives us a glimpse into the soul of that strange  Read more...

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