The Landscape of Ideas

Katherine Pickering Antonova

in An Ordinary Marriage

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199796991
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979721 | DOI:
The Landscape of Ideas

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This chapter places Andrei’s understanding of gendered family roles and moral education in the context of European ideas about Romanticism, sentimentalism, and Enlightenment, as well as the intellectual landscape of Russian nineteenth-century conservatisms, examining how Andrei received these ideas and adapted them to suit his own purposes, and the purposes of the Russian provincial gentry. Exploring his reception of writers such as Bulgarin and Karamzin, as well as his disagreement with critic Nikolai Ogarev on the pages of the Moscow Provincial News, and his connection to Slavophilism, this chapter also addresses the degree to which Andrei Chikhachev can be seen as an embodiment of a “type” of provincial Russian landowner who much occupied thinkers of the period.

Keywords: intellectual history; social history of ideas; reception of ideas; enlightenment; romanticism; sentimentalism; conservatism; progressivism; Slavophilism; official Nationality

Chapter.  13034 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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