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Language and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia
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Language and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia (Hardback)

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"Victor Zhivov's Language and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia" is one of the most important studies ever published on eighteenth-century Russia. Historians and students of Russian culture agree that the creation of a Russian literary language was key to the formation of a modern secular culture, and "Language and Culture" traces the growth of a vernacular language from the 'hybrid Slavonic' of the late seventeenth century through the debates between 'archaists and innovators' of the early nineteenth century. Zhivov's study is an essential work on the genesis of modern Russian culture; the aim of this translation is to make it available to historians and students of Russian culture.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1500 to c 1800History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural history Publisher: Academic Studies Press Publication Date: 01/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9781934843123  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Viktor Zhivov (PhD Moscow University) was a professor at UC Berkeley and the Russian Language Institute of the Academy of Sciences, Moscow. His publications included Ocherki istoricheskoi morfologii russkogo iazyka XVII--XVIII veka (2004), Razyskaniia voblasti istorii i predystorii russkoi kul'tury (2002), and Jazyk I kul'tura v Rossii XVIII veka. Professor Zhivov passed away in April 2013.

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