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The vexing case of Igor Shafarevich, a Russian political thinker

Author: Krista Berglund
Publisher: Basel : Birkhäuser, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first comprehensive study about the non-mathematical writings and activities of the Russian algebraic geometer and number theorist Igor Shafarevich (b. 1923). In the 1970s Shafarevich was a prominent member of the dissidents' human rights movement and a noted author of clandestine anticommunist literature in the Soviet Union."
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Berglund, Krista.
Vexing case of Igor Shafarevich, a Russian political thinker.
Basel : Birkhäuser, 2012
(DLC) 2011942748
Named Person: I R Shafarevich
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Krista Berglund
ISBN: 9783034802154 3034802153 3034802145 9783034802147
OCLC Number: 779937387
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 539 p.)
Contents: 1 Igor Shafarevich, a lightning rod for controversy.- 2 Shafarevich's early years in the young Soviet state.- 3 Shafarevich, the human rights activist.- 4 The first disputes about the Soviet - and Russian - future.- 5 From under the rubble, Shafarevich's and Solzhenitsyn's joint project.- 6 Shafarevich's addresses until the early 1980s.- 7 Shafarevich's first statements during the era of glasnost.- 8 Russophobia.- 9 The rapid political changes of the late 1980s early 1990s.- 10 Critique of techno-scientific civilisation .- 11 Some conclusions.- Sources and literature.- Index of personal names.
Responsibility: Krista Berglund.
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