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Russian orientalism : Asia in the Russian mind from Peter the Great to the emigration / David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.Description: xii, 298 pages ; 25 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780300110630
  • 0300110634
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 303.48/247050903 22
LOC classification:
  • DS32.9.R9 S35 2010
Other classification:
  • 7,41
  • NN 7830
  • NP 5998
  • NP 6500
  • EL 7910
  • 15.70
Contents:
Introduction: What is Russian orientalism? -- The forest and the steppe -- The Petrine dawn -- Catherinian chinoiserie -- The oriental muse -- The Kazan school -- Missionary orientology -- The rise of the St. Petersburg school -- The oriental faculty -- The exotic self -- Conclusion: Asia in the Russian mind.
Review: "The West has been accused of seeing the East in a hostile and deprecatory light, as the legacy of nineteenth-century European imperialism. In this highly original and controversial book, David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye examines Russian thinking about the Orient before the Revolution of 1917. Exploring the writings, poetry, and art of representative individuals including Catherine the Great, Alexander Pushkin, Alexander Borodin, and leading orientologists, Schimmelpenninck argues that the Russian Empire's bi-continental geography, its ambivalent relationship with the rest of Europe, and the complicated nature of its encounter with Asia have all resulted in a variegated and often surprisingly sympathetic understanding of the East among its people."--BOOK JACKET.
List(s) this item appears in: Added to RM England Collection, Oct 2023 to Jan 2024 (sorted by Call Number)
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre England Collection DS32.9.R9 S35 2010 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 23-848

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: What is Russian orientalism? -- The forest and the steppe -- The Petrine dawn -- Catherinian chinoiserie -- The oriental muse -- The Kazan school -- Missionary orientology -- The rise of the St. Petersburg school -- The oriental faculty -- The exotic self -- Conclusion: Asia in the Russian mind.

"The West has been accused of seeing the East in a hostile and deprecatory light, as the legacy of nineteenth-century European imperialism. In this highly original and controversial book, David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye examines Russian thinking about the Orient before the Revolution of 1917. Exploring the writings, poetry, and art of representative individuals including Catherine the Great, Alexander Pushkin, Alexander Borodin, and leading orientologists, Schimmelpenninck argues that the Russian Empire's bi-continental geography, its ambivalent relationship with the rest of Europe, and the complicated nature of its encounter with Asia have all resulted in a variegated and often surprisingly sympathetic understanding of the East among its people."--BOOK JACKET.

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