Contents: The Beginning of the Philosophical Debate on Russia: from Montesquieu to Mably – Diderot and the Emergence of a
Liberal-Bourgeois Image of Russia – The Liberal-Bourgeois Image of Russia: the Making of a Tradition – Challenges to the Liberal
Representation of Russia: Romantic Conservatives and Socialists – Russia as Communism: the Response of the Liberals – Liberal
Perceptions and the Emergence of an Academic Knowledge of Russia in France – Ideas in Perspective: The Grand Narrative of
‘Civilisation’ – Geographical Imagination in Perspective: The Parallel Russia/USA and the Making of Euro-Orientalism.