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Karamzin's Memoir on Ancient and Modern Russia
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 200504
  • Antal sidor: 272
  • ISBN10:0472030507
  • ISBN13:9780472030507

Karamzin's Memoir on Ancient and Modern Russia

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Russian history was typically studied through liberal or socialist lenses until Richard Pipes first published his translation of Karamzin's Memoir. Almost fifty years later, it is still the only English-language edition of this classic work. Still fresh and readable today, the Memoir-in which Alexander I's state historian elaborates his arguments for a strong Russian state-remains the most accessible introduction to the conservatism of Russia's ancien regime. This annotated translation is a "faithful rendition of the letter and spirit of the original," which not only introduces readers to the sweep of Karamzin's ideas, but also weaves together a fascinating version of Russia's rich history. With a new foreword by Richard Pipes, Karamzin's Memoir on Ancient and Modern Russia is a touchstone for anyone interested in Russia's fascinating and turbulent past.

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