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The Cultural Gradient: The Transmission of Ideas in Europe, 1789D1991

The Cultural Gradient: The Transmission of Ideas in Europe, 1789D1991

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Is there a sharp dividing line that separates Europe into 'East' and 'West'? This volume brings together prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, France, Poland, and Russia to examine the evolution of the concept of Europe in the two centuries between the French Revolution and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Inspired by the ideas of Martin Malia, the contributors take a flexible view of the 'cultural gradient'—the emergence, interaction, and reception of ideas across Europe. The essays address three dimensions of the gradient—the history of ideas, regimes and political practices, and the contemporary political and intellectual scene. In exploring the movement of ideas throughout Europe, The Cultural Gradient brings a new historical perspective to the field of European studies.

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ISBN-13: 9780742520639
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/23/2002
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,001,199
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Catherine Evtuhov is associate professor of history at Georgetown University. Stephen Kotkin is associate professor of history at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 History of Ideas Chapter 3 Translatio Imperii and Translatio Religionis: The Geography of Salvation in Russian and American Messianic Thinking Chapter 4 The Religious Westernism of Ivan Gagarin Chapter 5 Guizot in Russia Chapter 6 Alexander Herzen's "Russian Socialism" Chapter 7 The Problem of "Russia and the West" in Russian Historiography (with special reference to M.I. Rostovstev and P.N Miliukov) Chapter 8 William James through a Russian Prism: The Case of the Moscow God-Seekers Part 9 Regimes and Political Practice Chapter 10 Crosscurrents of French, Austiran, and Russian Security Policing, 1750-1990 Chapter 11 Poland between East and West: Law, Order, and Political Policing in the Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1914 Chapter 12 Terror in Pravda1917-1939: All the News that was Fit to Print Chapter 13 Modern Times: the Soviet Union and the Interwar Conjuncture Chapter 14 Persistence of the Ethic of Soviet Socialism in Late Twentieth Century Russia Part 15 The Contemporary Scene: Politics and Intellectuals Chapter 16 Russia, Europe, and "Western Civilization" Chapter 17 A Critique of the Concept of Globalization Chapter 18 Scenes from the Polish Hell Chapter 19 Poland, Europe, and Russia Chapter 20 Foxes into Hedgehogs: Berlin and Tolstoy Chapter 21 Martin Malia and the Understanding of Russia

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