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

G. M. Hamburg


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, the book shows why Russia’s Enlightenment constituted a precondition for the explosive emergence of nineteenth-century writers such as Fedor Dostoevskii and Vladimir Sergeevich Solov’ev. The book examines ideas of faith, politics, and reason in Muscovite Russia across three centuries. It explores Russian religious, political, and social thought by focusing ... More

Keywords: political thinking, religious thinking, Enlightenment, nineteenth-century writers, Peter the Great, Fedor Dostoevskii, Vladimir Sergeevich Solov’ev, Russia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300113136
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300113136.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. M. Hamburg, author
Claremont McKenna College