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Reformulating Russia: The Cultural and Intellectual Historiography of Russian First Wave Émigré Writers
University of Bergen. (Identitetsformation)
2011 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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—these are among the most well-known and widely-read historical studies of Russian thought and culture. Having left their homeland after the Bolshevik Revolution, these four authors aimed to present their readers with a common past and thus with a common identity, and their historical works emerged out of the need for reorientation in a post-revolutionary, émigré situation. At the same time, they were to elaborate highly contrasting versions of the Russian past. By means of in-depth narrative and contextual analyses, Reformulating Russia provides a detailed examination of the visions of Russia contained in these four works.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden & Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2011. , xii, 327 p.
, Russian History and Culture, ISSN 1877-7791 ; 7
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
Slavic Languages; History of Sciences and Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-164633ISBN: 9789004192867OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-164633DiVA: diva2:468795
Available from: 2011-12-21 Created: 2011-12-21 Last updated: 2014-03-24Bibliographically approved

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