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By Mark Bassin,Sergey Glebov,Marlene Laruelle

Between Europe and Asia analyzes the origins and improvement of Eurasianism, an highbrow circulate that proclaimed the life of Eurasia, a separate civilization coinciding with the previous Russian Empire.  The essays within the quantity discover the old roots, the heyday of the circulate within the Nineteen Twenties, and the afterlife of the circulate within the Soviet and post-Soviet classes. the 1st learn to provide a multifaceted account of Eurasianism within the 20th century and to the touch at the movement's highbrow entanglements with background, politics, literature, or geography, this booklet additionally explores Eurasianism's impacts past Russia.

            The Eurasianists combined their look for a primordial essence of Russian tradition with radicalism of Europe's interwar interval. In response to the devastation and dislocation of the wars and revolutions, they celebrated the Orthodox Church and the Asian connections of Russian tradition, whereas rejecting Western individualism and democracy. The circulation sought to articulate a non-European, non-Western modernity, and to underscore Russia's function within the colonial global. because the authors reveal, Eurasianism was once such as many fascist pursuits in interwar Europe, and have become one of many resources of the rhetoric of nationalist mobilization in Vladimir Putin's Russia. This ebook provides the wealthy heritage of the concept that of Eurasianism, and the way it built over the years to accomplish its current form.

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