The Cultural Gradient


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Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 History of Ideas Chapter 3 Translatio Imperii and Translatio Religionis: The Geography of Salvation in Russian and American Messianic Thinking Chapter 4 The Religious Westernism of Ivan Gagarin Chapter 5 Guizot in Russia Chapter 6 Alexander Herzen's "Russian Socialism" Chapter 7 The Problem of "Russia and the West" in Russian Historiography (with special reference to M.I. Rostovstev and P.N Miliukov) Chapter 8 William James through a Russian Prism: The Case of the Moscow God-Seekers Part 9 Regimes and Political Practice Chapter 10 Crosscurrents of French, Austiran, and Russian Security Policing, 1750-1990 Chapter 11 Poland between East and West: Law, Order, and Political Policing in the Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1914 Chapter 12 Terror in Pravda1917-1939: All the News that was Fit to Print Chapter 13 Modern Times: the Soviet Union and the Interwar Conjuncture Chapter 14 Persistence of the Ethic of Soviet Socialism in Late Twentieth Century Russia Part 15 The Contemporary Scene: Politics and Intellectuals Chapter 16 Russia, Europe, and "Western Civilization" Chapter 17 A Critique of the Concept of Globalization Chapter 18 Scenes from the Polish Hell Chapter 19 Poland, Europe, and Russia Chapter 20 Foxes into Hedgehogs: Berlin and Tolstoy Chapter 21 Martin Malia and the Understanding of Russia

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Catherine Evtuhov is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University. Stephen Kotkin teaches in the Department of History at Princeton University.


A welcome addition to the study of intellectual history. It engages many of the subtle complexities involved in not only understanding Europe's past, but also-and pertinently so-in reflecting upon her future. -- Frances Nethercott, University of St. Andrews * Studies In East European Thought *

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