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Russia before the "radiant future" : essays in modern history, culture, and society

Author: Michael Confino
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2011. ©2011
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One of the major historians of prerevolutionary Russia has collected in this volume some of his most important essays. Written over a number of years, these pioneering works have been revised and updated and are complemented by others being published for the first time. Thematically, they cover major subjects in Imperial Russian history and in historical writing, such as ideas and their role in historical change;  Read more...
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Confino, Michael, 1926-2010.
Russia before the "radiant future".
New York : Berghahn Books, 2011
(DLC) 2010023966
(OCoLC)609529141
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Confino
ISBN: 9781845459932 1845459938
OCLC Number: 742514397
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 296 pages)
Contents: The discipline and I --
Part 1. 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 --
Part 2. 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 --
Part 3. 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 --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Michael Confino.

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One of the major historians of pre-revolutionary Russia has collected in this volume some of his most important essays. Written over a number of years, these pioneering works have been revised and  Read more...

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