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1. Background

At the beginning of the 19th century, members of the Russian intelligentsia (see Russia, societies in 1.6.) painted a picture of the period before the reign of Peter I (reigned 1682–1725) that implied criticism of the (Western European) Enlightenment, imposed on a large scale by the government, while emphasizing the uniqueness of Russia [11]; [15]. Precisely by emphasizing this uniqueness, Russia displayed its European character […

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Smirnov, Igor Pavlovitsch, “Sobornost”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027607>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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