From Empire to Eurasia: Politics, Scholarship, and Ideology by Sergey Glebov

By Sergey Glebov

The Eurasianist flow was once introduced within the Twenties via a bunch of younger Russian émigrés who had lately emerged from years of battling and destruction. Drawing at the cultural fermentation of Russian modernism within the arts and literature, in addition to in politics and scholarship, the circulate sought to reimagine the previous imperial area within the wake of Europe’s nice struggle. The Eurasianists argued that as an inheritor to the nomadic empires of the steppes, Russia should still stick to a non-European course of development.

In the context of emerging Nazi and Soviet powers, the Eurasianists rejected liberal democracy and sought choices to Communism and capitalism. Deeply hooked up to the Russian cultural and scholarly milieus, Eurasianism performed a task within the articulation of the structuralist paradigm in interwar Europe. in spite of the fact that, the circulate used to be now not as homogenous as its identify may well recommend. Its founders disagreed on various matters and argued bitterly approximately what weight may be accorded to 1 or one other thought of their total belief of Eurasia.

In this primary English language historical past of the Eurasianist stream in keeping with broad archival learn, Sergey Glebov deals a traditionally grounded critique of the concept that of Eurasia through interrogating the context within which it used to be first used to explain the previous Russian Empire. This definitive learn will entice scholars and students of Russian and ecu historical past and culture.

 

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