You are Ful of Ancient Glory, or the Furious Muscovite

You are Ful of Ancient Glory, or the Furious Muscovite

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AuthorAksakov K.S.
Publishing houseRusskiy Mir
Year2014
ISBN97858955771921
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    The book is dedicated to Konstantin Sergeyevich Aksakov (1817-1860) - the thinker, publicist, literary critic, historian, philologist and poet, the elder son of S. Aksakov. This outstanding person, one of the theorists of Slavophilism, while studying at Moscow University (1832-1835) was an active member of the N. Stankevich's circle along with V. Belinsky, V. Botkin and others who later became his ideological opponents. In the 1840s he became one of the most ardent supporters and propagandists of the transformation of Russian society on its own original principles. Fierce opponent of the reforms of Peter I, always devoted to Moscow, tirelessly proving the priority position of Moscow in Russian history, an apologist for Holy Russia and the Russian people, K. Aksakov took an uncompromising position in disputes with his opponents. But at the same time being a maximalist in theoretical questions, in personal life he was distinguished by tolerance and impeccable moral reputation. K. Aksakov's honesty, decency, sincerity and nobility were even noted by his ideological enemies: A. Herzen, for example, called him an opponent who was closer to him than many of his followers. Thid edition presents prosaic and poetic experiments of K. Aksakov, his journalistic work, epistolary heritage. Special sections contain collected reviews and memoirs of contemporaries, and friends, and enemies, about this outstanding Moscow citizen. The guide to the Aksakov's sites in Moscow is of undoubted interest. A number of documents included in the book are published for the first time. The publication is equipped with an extensive scientific reference apparatus and a variety of valuable illustrations.
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