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The Resource The invention of Mikhail Lomonosov : a Russian national myth, Steven A. Usitalo, (electronic book)

The invention of Mikhail Lomonosov : a Russian national myth, Steven A. Usitalo, (electronic book)

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The invention of Mikhail Lomonosov : a Russian national myth
Title
The invention of Mikhail Lomonosov
Title remainder
a Russian national myth
Statement of responsibility
Steven A. Usitalo
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Genre
Language
eng
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 --
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individual biography
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Usitalo, Steven A
Dewey number
509.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3316.Z6
LC item number
U85 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1948-
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Marker, Gary
Series statement
Imperial encounters in Russian history
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  • Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasilʹevich
  • Authors, Russian
  • Enlightenment
  • Russian literature
  • Science
  • Russia
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The invention of Mikhail Lomonosov : a Russian national myth, Steven A. Usitalo, (electronic book)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
101798
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1 online resource (298 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781618111951
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
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Knowledge Unlatched
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remote
Label
The invention of Mikhail Lomonosov : a Russian national myth, Steven A. Usitalo, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
101798
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781618111951
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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