Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, And Reason, 1500-1801

Hardcover | June 28, 2016

byGary M. Hamburg

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This book, focusing on the history of religious and political thinking in early modern Russia, demonstrates that Russia’s path toward enlightenment began long before Peter the Great’s opening to the West. Examining a broad range of writings, G. M. Hamburg shows why Russia’s enlightenment constituted a precondition for the explosive emergence of nineteenth-century writers such as Fedor Dostoyevsky and Vladimir Soloviev.

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This book, focusing on the history of religious and political thinking in early modern Russia, demonstrates that Russia’s path toward enlightenment began long before Peter the Great’s opening to the West. Examining a broad range of writings, G. M. Hamburg shows why Russia’s enlightenment constituted a precondition for the explosive eme...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:912 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 2.06 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300113137

ISBN - 13:9780300113136

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“Impressive . . . Hamburg’s discussions of individual thinkers are thorough and compelling, making his book an effective reference text.”—Choice