Models of Personal Conversion in Russian cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries

Models of Personal Conversion in Russian cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries

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This volume offers a view of modern Russian intellectual culture as shaped by the dynamic of conversions. The individual contributions examine a rich variety of personal conversions occurring in a culture in which the written word enjoyed a privileged status and, historically, was closely linked to the sacred. However, the essays presented go beyond the original meaning of conversion as a change of religious beliefs. They address shifts in style, aesthetic outlooks,… (more)