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Author Usitalo, Steven A.

Title The invention of Mikhail Lomonosov : a Russian national myth / Steven A. Usitalo.

Publication Info. Brighton, Massachusetts : Academic Studies Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (298 pages) : illustrations
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Imperial encounters in Russian history
Imperial encounters in Russian history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-289) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Honor and status in Lemonosov's 'autobiography' -- 2. Russia's 'own Platos and quick-witted Newtons' : inventing the scientist -- 3. Lomonosov in the age of Pushkin -- 4. Commemorating Russia's 'first scientist' -- 5. Boris Menshutkin and the 'rediscovery' of Lomonosov -- Epilogue : afterlife of the myth.
Summary This study explores the evolution of Lomonosov's imposing stature in Russian thought from the middle of the eighteenth century to the closing years of the Soviet period. It reveals much about the intersection in Russian culture of attitudes towards the meaning and significance of science, as well as about the rise of a Russian national identity, of which Lomonosov became an outstanding symbol. Idealized depictions of Lomonosov were employed by Russian scientists, historians, and poets, among others, in efforts to affirm to their countrymen and to the state the pragmatic advantages of science to a modernizing nation. In setting forth this assumption, Usitalo notes that no sharply drawn division can be upheld between the utilization of the myth of Lomonosov during the Soviet period of Russian history and that which characterized earlier views. The main elements that formed the mythology were laid down in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Soviet scholars simply added more exaggerated layers to existing representations -- Provided by Publisher.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasilevich, 1711-1765.
Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasilevich, 1711-1765 (OCoLC)fst00055038
Lomonosov, Michail Vasilevi 1711-1765
Authors, Russian -- 18th century -- Biography.
Enlightenment -- Russia.
Russian literature -- 18th century.
Science -- Russia -- 18th century.
Russia -- Civilization -- 18th century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
SCIENCE -- History.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
HISTORY -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Authors, Russian. (OCoLC)fst00822302
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Enlightenment. (OCoLC)fst00912527
Russian literature. (OCoLC)fst01102312
Science. (OCoLC)fst01108176
Russia. (OCoLC)fst01207312
Intellektuellt liv.
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Marker, Gary, 1948- series editor.
Other Form: Print version: Usitalo, Steven A. Invention of Mikhail Lomonosov 9781618111739 (OCoLC)858867927
ISBN 9781618111951 (electronic bk.)
1618111957 (electronic bk.)
1299954251 (electronic bk.)
9781299954250 (electronic bk.)
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161811672X (electronic bk.)
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