From the publisher’s description:
In her book, Isabel Wünsche explores the question of Russia's participation in the project of European modernism, in particular dealing with the interrelationship between universal claims and national cultural values in science, intellectual history and art. With the victory over Napoleon, Russia had risen not only geographically, but also politically and militarily to become one of the leading European great powers of modern times. The question of whether Russia also belongs to Europe in social and cultural terms was answered very differently by Slavophiles and Westerners; it was one of the most burning questions in Russian intellectual history of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
SubjectsHistory / Modernism / National Identity / Cultural Identity / Russian History / Intellectual History / Europe /
Wünsche, Isabel (NHC Fellow, 2007–08). Harmonie und Synthese: Die russische Moderne zwischen universellem Anspruch und nationaler kultureller Identität. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2008.