Essay from Russia!: The New Era in Russian Culture: The 18th First Half of the 19th Centuries
Without experiencing a Renaissance of their own and having no antiquity to reinvent, the newly founded Orthodox culture of Russia learned and borrowed from European forms in an attempt to establish their own artistic sensibility and cultural norm. Evgenia Petrova's essay analyzes this cultural phenomenon, examining the reign of Peter the Great, the influence of his successors, and the birth of an empire.
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