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Author Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, David.

Title Russian orientalism : Asia in the Russian mind from Peter the Great to the emigration / David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 298 pages)
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
Summary Here, the author examines Russian thinking about the Orient before the Revolution of 1917. He argues that the Russian Empire's bi-continental geography and the complicated nature of its encounter with Asia have all resulted in a variegated understanding of the East among its people
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Orientalism -- Russia -- History.
Public opinion -- Russia -- History.
Asia -- Foreign public opinion, Russian
Asia -- Relations -- Russia.
Asia -- Study and teaching -- Russia.
Russia -- Intellectual life -- 1801-1917.
Russia -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Russia -- Relations -- Asia.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009033262
ISBN 0300162898 (electronic bk.)
9780300162899 (electronic bk.)