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Liberal Ideology and the Image of Russia in France (c. 1740-1880)


Ezequiel Adamovsky

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.