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history253lect3508 - 3/3/08 History 253 Lecture R: East,...

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3/3/08 History 253 Lecture R: East, West, or In Between Political Culture vs Russian Character Cultural Gradient Historical and unhistorical nations Byzantine=negative legacy Byzantine=positive legacy Advantages of backwardness Culture of educated society vs culture of the narod (people) Slavophiles and the inversion of cultural values Narod=vessel of authentic R ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Apogee of autocracy in “Presniakov” Search Cultural Gradient s. Kotkin Custine Nicholas the first political system isn’t from Peter its from tatar orgin Belinski, Khumiakov (Annenka) Kireevskii Herzen Author Reader Article Quote Malia 103/104 Cultural Gradient summed up (Moving west to east the role of the state increases) summary Always having to play catch up, so have to rely on the state to make up for it Kiev wasn’t all that different from Europe, just a different variation, interrupted by the collapse of economic partner Constantinople and Mongol conquest of Rus
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