By Mark Bassin, Sergey Glebov, Marlene Laruelle
"Between Europe and Asia" analyzes the origins and improvement of Eurasianism, an highbrow circulation that proclaimed the life of Eurasia, a separate civilization coinciding with the previous Russian Empire. The essays within the quantity discover the old roots, the heyday of the stream within the Twenties, and the afterlife of the flow within the Soviet and post-Soviet classes. the 1st learn to supply a multifaceted account of Eurasianism within the 20th century and to the touch at the movement's highbrow entanglements with historical past, politics, literature, or geography, this ebook additionally explores Eurasianism's affects past Russia.
The Eurasianists mixed their look for a primordial essence of Russian tradition with the radicalism of Europe's interwar interval. In response to the devastation and dislocation of the wars and revolutions, they celebrated the Orthodox Church and the Asian connections of Russian tradition, whereas rejecting Western individualism and democracy. The flow sought to articulate a non-European, non-Western modernity and to underscore Russia's position within the colonial global. because the authors exhibit, Eurasianism used to be similar to many fascist events in interwar Europe and has now develop into one of many assets of the rhetoric of nationalist mobilization in Vladimir Putin's Russia.