Russian Thinkers

Author: Isaiah Berlin

Publisher: Penguin Classics


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 412

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Isaiah Berlin witnessed the excesses of the Russian Revolution as a child, and in becoming one of the key liberal intellects of the last century some of his most important contributions were on the subject of Russia and the concept of freedom. In the ten essays gathered here, Berlin addresses the great Russian minds of the nineteenth century: Herzen, Bakunin, Turgenev, Belinsky and Tolstoy, as well as exploring the political and social revolutions they inspired and responded to. Berlin himself describes this extraordinary outpouring as ‘the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world’.

Russian Thinkers

Author: Isaiah Berlin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0141393173

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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Few, if any, English-language critics have written as perceptively as Isaiah Berlin about Russian thought and culture. Russian Thinkers is his unique meditation on the impact that Russia's outstanding writers and philosophers had on its culture. In addition to Tolstoy's philosophy of history, which he addresses in his most famous essay, 'The Hedgehog and the Fox,' Berlin considers the social and political circumstances that produced such men as Herzen, Bakunin, Turgenev, Belinsky, and others of the Russian intelligentsia, who made up, as Berlin describes, 'the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world.'

Anton Chekhov Through the Eyes of Russian Thinkers

Author: Olga Tabachnikova

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857282279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 6867

The collection is comprised of twelve scholarly essays written by leading Chekhov specialists from around the world, each analysing an interpretation of Chekhov by one of three Russian thinkers of the Silver Age of Russian culture - Vasilii Rozanov, Dmitrii Merezhkovskii and Lev Shestov. It thus examines the hitherto under-researched relationship between the origins and the results of the cultural phase that came to be known as the Silver Age, and focuses specifically on the complex connections betweens Chekhov's legacy and the Russian culture of that period.

Russian Thinkers

Author: Andreĭ Vladimirovich Anikin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economics

Page: 278

View: 4699

Russia in the Wake of the Cold War

Author: Dorothy Horsfield

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498552188

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 2393

This study examines the enduring Cold War legacies underpinning Western perceptions of contemporary Russia under President Vladimir Putin. It analyzes the ways in which the West has interpreted and reacted to Russia’s domestic authoritarianism and foreign policy behavior and argues for diplomatic engagement based on liberal pluralism.

Russian Thought After Communism: The Rediscovery of a Philosophical Heritage

Author: James P. Scanlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315483513

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 5320

An examination of Russia's philosophical heritage. It extends from the Slavophiles to the philosophers of the Silver Age, from emigre religious thinkers to Losev and Bakhtin and assesses the meaning for Russian culture as a whole.

All that is Solid Melts Into Air

Author: Marshall Berman

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860917854

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 383

View: 6069

The experience of modernization -- the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world -- and modernism in art, literature and architecture are brilliantly integrated in this account.

Liberal Ideas in Tsarist Russia

Author: Vanessa Rampton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108483739

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 5349

Liberalism is a crucially important topic today; this book adds the important yet neglected Russian aspect to its history.

Reformulating Russia

Author: Kåre Johan Mjør

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004192867

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 2633

Reformulating Russia provides a thorough narratological and contextual analysis of Russian émigré historiography as it appears in Georgii Fedotov’s Saints of Ancient Russia, Georgii Florovskii’s The Ways of Russian Theology, Nikolai Berdiaev’s The Russian Idea and Vasilii Zenkovskii’s History of Russian Philosophy.