This monograph presents the first attempt of recreating the political theory of French liberal conservatism using the works of François Guizot. It tries to reconstruct the intellectual landscape of the Second Restoration and the July Monarchy. Guizot’s political theory is ascertained as the philosophical foundation of liberal conservatism. The founding components of the doctrine of liberal conservatism, which was an important part of political dispute and public life in XIX-century France, are clarified. By studying this movement, it is possible to uncover conflicting trends in the establishment of civil society and the rule of law in France. The works of François Guizot (1787–1874) have become the theoretical foundation of this process. Philosophical grounds of the liberal conservatism are derived from analyzing the key concepts of his studies, such as liberty and equality, sovereign authority, teleology and history of philosophy.
The book is designed to historians, philosophers, experts in political thought and historians of ideas, as well as teachers and students of humanities.
Russia has not “fallen out of the history” in the 20th century. This century has been the time of a long overdue historical leap for our country: it was modernized and transformed from an agrarian and rural to an industrial and urban state. The Soviet era modernization was a “conservative”, “instrumental” one: to hammer it added a sickle, but it relied on outdated social mechanisms and conserved them, which did not facilitate the development of modern institutions of market economy and political democracy, and therefore it remained incomplete.
That is the main idea of Anatoly Vishnevsky. A well-known Russian sociologist and demographer offers his own interpretation of the lessons of the recent past, reflects on the social history of the Soviet Union as the stalled conservative modernization project, and cautions against its repetition.
The new volume in the “New sources on the history of Russia. Rossica Inedita” series introduces the “Notes from Siberia” by Ippolit Kanarsky, a memoir about the author’s service in the Irkutsk province in 1811–1813 written as a literary work in the sentimentalist genre. The memoir includes both valuable details from the life of provincial officialdom and quasi-ethnographic descriptions of various groups Kanarsky encountered in Siberia. Real episodes from the biography the author — a mid-level bureaucrat with Masonic connections — are narrated here side by side with the fictional ones, giving the “Notes from Siberia” the appearance of a literary hoax.
This book is intended for scholars working in the fields of history and cultural studies, as well as for all readers interested in history.
The monograph, prepared by the staff of the Faculty of Law of the Higher School of Economics, reflects such legal phenomenon as systematization of the legislation (legal norms) and its prospects for the development of legal regulations. The principles, conditions and incentives of systematization in today Russia, as well as existing industry problems, are considered in the context of the proposed theoretical method of integrated systematization, conventionally referred to as “modeling of the legal field”.
This book is for intended legal scholars, legislators, legal practitioners, as well as graduate students and professors of law schools and faculties.
The book looks at the history of science and its cultural contexts from the second half of the 16th to the beginning of the 18th century. The research is centred around several interrelated phenomena: scientific method, demonstrable theories, simplicity of language, open scientific communities and the citizens’ response to experiment demonstrations, public lectures and printed research. Thanks to scientific texts and experiments being easy to understand, such faculties of the soul as vision, imagination and memory were then reinterpreted.
They became the basement for a new knowledge and inspired trust in experience and new forms of transmitting and storing information. A change was produced in the status of science and scientists, scientific and educational institutions as well as scientific practices. This prompted mutual influence of liberal arts in terms of language, concepts and ideas. Poetic reflection on the new picture of the world was born, together with the desire to incorporate this new knowledge into one’s live experience. Scientists, who in their writing often made use of poetry and rhetoric, saw these as a means to make their work more attractive to patrons and curious citizens.
The book is intended for a wide range of humanities scholars engaged in cultural studies, philosophy, philology and history of science or art.
The book addresses specialists in the fi eld of the history of tourism and international relations, academics, students, postgraduates, and those interested in Soviet history.