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A Russian Advocate of Peace: Vasilii Malinovskii (1765-1814) / Edition 1

A Russian Advocate of Peace: Vasilii Malinovskii (1765-1814) / Edition 1

by P. FerrettiP. Ferretti


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Vasilii Fedorovich Malinovskii (1765-1814) is a name which has hitherto lacked true resonance in the history of Russian culture. Tt is of course a name known to all students of Alexander Pushkin's biography, for Malinovskii was the first Director of the new Tsarskoe Selo Lyceum, if, sadly, for only the first three of the young poet's years at the school. For those scholars conversant with the intellectual and literary life of the "beautiful beginning" of the reign of Alexander I's reign Malinovskii has his little niche for his remarkable Rassuzhdenie 0 mire i voine (1803) and less for his Osennie vechera (1803), a little-known journal limited to a mere eight weekly issues and written entirely by the editor. As regards the of his 'eighteenth-century' Malinovskii, who lived the first thirty-five years life predominantly in the reign of the great Catherine, little information encumbers the memory of even specialists of the period. Indeed, his elder brother, Aleksei Fedorovich (1762-1840), is the more likely to be remembered for his literary and translating work as well for his later position as Head of the Moscow Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which brought him into contact with Pushkin and, not unexpectedly, with Karamzin. Karamzin referred to him as "one of my few old and genuine friends", but one searches in vain for a similar accolade for VasiIii Fedorovich.

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ISBN-13: 9780792348481
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/31/1997
Series: International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des id�es , #156
Edition description: 1998
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface by Anthony Cross. Introduction. 1: An Intellectual Biography. 1.1. Spiritual and Intellectual Formation (1765-1789). 1.2. The English Experience (1789-1791). 1.3. The Years in Jassy, Work in the College of Foreign Affairs and Publicist Activity (1791-1811). 1.4. Appointment as First Director of the Tsarskoe Selo Lycée (1811-1814). 2: The Peace Thinker. 2.1. Malinovskii's Major Work: 'Dissertation on Peace and War'. 2.2. The National Context: Speculation on Peace in the Russian Tradition. 2.3. Malinovskii's Peace Project and the European Models. 3: The Social Reformer. 3.1. Malinovskii as a Social Thinker. 3.2. The Peasant Question in Malinovskii's System of Ideas and in the Contemporary Debate. 3.3. An Analysis of Four Works. 3.4. Agriculture or Manufactures? Malinovskii's Translation of Hamilton's Report. 4: The Pedagogue. 4.1. The Tsarskoe Selo Lycée. 4.2. Malinovskii at Tsarskoe Selo. Conclusions. Bibliography. Index.

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