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The Resource The power of language and rhetoric in Russian political history : charismatic words from the 18th to the 21st centuries, Richard S. Wortman

The power of language and rhetoric in Russian political history : charismatic words from the 18th to the 21st centuries, Richard S. Wortman

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The power of language and rhetoric in Russian political history : charismatic words from the 18th to the 21st centuries
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The power of language and rhetoric in Russian political history
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charismatic words from the 18th to the 21st centuries
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Richard S. Wortman
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This book examines the rhetorical force of certain key words in the discourses of Russian state, political thought, and literature. It shows how terms for cultured conduct (kul'turnost'), political affection (love, liubov', joy-radost' etc.), personhood (lichnost'), truth (pravda) and geographical integrity (tsel'nost') assumed almost sacral meaning. It considers how these terms took on a life of their own, imposing the designs of the Russian state and defining the hopes of educated society in the process. By exploring the usage of these words in a wide range of texts, Richard Wortman provides glimpses into the ideas and feelings of leading figures and thinkers in Russian history, from Peter the Great to Alexander Herzen and Nicholas Berdiaev, as well as writers like Mikhail Lermontov, Ivan Turgenev, and Fedor Dostoevsky, giving a sense of the intellectual and emotional universe they inhabited. The Power of Language and Rhetoric in Russian Political History provides both students and scholars with a specific focus through which to approach Russian culture and history. This book is essential reading for students of Russian government, thought, literature and political action.--
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  • Language and history
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
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The power of language and rhetoric in Russian political history : charismatic words from the 18th to the 21st centuries, Richard S. Wortman
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ocn978972130
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24 cm
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ix, 241 pages
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9781350040663
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(OCoLC)978972130
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The power of language and rhetoric in Russian political history : charismatic words from the 18th to the 21st centuries, Richard S. Wortman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn978972130
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 241 pages
Isbn
9781350040663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)978972130

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