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Aron Gurevich was once a towering determine of 20th century medieval old examine. This terribly wealthy and multifaceted quantity provides offers a complete advent to this nice scholar’s existence and paintings. those considerate essays show not just the deep Russian roots of Aron Gurevich’s idea yet how he constructed his personal self sufficient imaginative and prescient of the prior in discussion with pre-revolutionary Russian different types of German Neo-Kantianism, the Tartu-Moscow institution of semiotics, and the background of Mikhail Bakhtin. even more than a standard Gedenkschrift , the editors have supplied us with a primary fee record within the highbrow heritage of 20th century Russia and Europe.
Patrick Geary, President, Medieval Academy of America
Distinguished Professor of historical past, UCLA

Contributors are Peter Burke, Andrew Cowell, Charles J. Halperin, Eve Levin, Eva Osterberg, Harbans Mukhia, Michael Richter, Svetlana Luchitskaya, Roger Markwick, Boris Stepanov, Thomas Izbicki, Jean Pierre Delville, Alexandra Korros, and Yelena Mazour-Matusevich.

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14 alexandra s. korros Gurevich family lived in relative comfort in 1970. They had recently moved into a large brick apartment block on a street off Prospekt Mira (The Avenue of Peace), one of the busiest main arteries in north Moscow. Their apartment had three rooms plus a kitchen where we spent most of our time. Each member of the family had his or her own room with a Scandinavian style sofa which turned into a bed when the cushions were removed. Fira’s room was the living room, the largest in the house.

As Gurevich revealed twenty years later, his worst fears for the editor were fulfilled. For example, at the very time when the Danilov “blow up” against historian-structuralists appeared in Kommunist’, my book, Problems in the Genesis of Feudalism was being proof-read at the publisher, Vyshaia shkola. The chief of the editorial board did everything necessary to make the book appear regardless of the unpleasant circumstances. It was published in 1970 untouched by the censor. 32 As for himself? There was no question in Arik’s mind that he could save himself if he would appear at the discussion, admit his errors, 31 The term “prorabotka” or work-up refers to the “scholarly” attacks on scholars at Party behest.

However, no one has ever investigated you. I repeat, Aron Iakovlevich, the KGB did not have and does not have any prejudices against you. ” “Don’t let it worry you. ” 43 Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti [the Committee for State Security], the Soviet secret police. 44 Istoriia istorika, 254-55. 38 alexandra s. korros The ice had melted . . something occurred. He articulated what was in my view the key phrase: “You have been invited by the University of Rome, but not they. Your books are translated, but theirs are not.

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