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Book chapter

Н.М. Карамзин - рыцарь русского Просвещения

С. 198-210.

In the article the author examines on the example of Karamzin’s works the main phases of the development of Russian enlightener’s ideas. Nikolay Karamzin, no doubt, has created a new type of Russian cultural person, which made a long way to understand what means to be an enlightened individual. He was the first Russian traveler who went to the West not to learn, but to observe, he was the reformer of the Russian language, combining Russian identity with European words, and the first Russian historian, Russian “Tacitus”.