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dc.contributor.authorUsitalo, Steven
dc.date.issued2013-08-01
dc.date.submitted2018-01-06 23:55
dc.date.submitted2017-12-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-27 03:00:26
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:17:15Z
dc.identifier641444
dc.identifierOCN: 861693428
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30897
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/38062
dc.description.abstractFor more than two hundred years, the eighteenth-century polymath Mikhail Vasil’evich Lomonosov (1711–1765) has been glorified in Russian culture as the “father” of Russian science, literature, and, more generally, learning. This study traces 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 attitudes toward the meaning and significance of science in Russian culture, as well as about the rise of a Russian national identity, of which Lomonosov became an outstanding symbol. Steven Usitalo argues that Lomonosov’s fame has surpassed any realistic association with the known details of his life; he is of interest primarily as a symbolic figure who fulfilled the tangible intellectual and emotional requirements that Russian pride demanded in a national myth.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesImperial Encounters in Russian History
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherAlexander Pushkin
dc.subject.otherAlexander Radishchev
dc.subject.otherIsaac Newton
dc.subject.otherLeonhard Euler
dc.subject.otherMikhail Lomonosov
dc.subject.otherRussia
dc.subject.otherRussian Academy of Sciences
dc.subject.otherRussians
dc.subject.otherSaint Petersburg
dc.titleThe Invention of Mikhail Lomonosov
dc.title.alternativeA Russian National Myth
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.2307/j.ctt1zxsj87
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameAcademic Studies Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.academicstudiespress.com/
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9781618116727
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationBoston, MA
oapen.grant.number101798
oapen.grant.programKU Open Services
dc.number101798
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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