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Among the various kinds of occultism popular during the Russian Silver Age (1890-1914), modern Theosophy was by far the most intellectually significant. This contemporary gnostic gospel was invented and disseminated by Helena Blavatsky, an expatriate Russian with an enthusiasm for Buddhist thought and a genius for self-promotion. What distinguished Theosophy from the other kinds of "mysticism"--the spiritualism, table turning, fortune-telling, and magic--that fascinated the Russian intelligentsia of the period? In answering this question, Maria Carlson offers the first scholarly study of a controversial but important movement in its Russian context.
Carlson's is the only work on this topic written by an intellectual historian not ideologically committed to Theosophy. Placing Mme Blavatsky and her "secret doctrine" in a Russian setting, the book also discusses independent Russian Theosophical circles and the impact of the Theosophical-Anthroposophical schism in Russia. It surveys the vigorous polemics of the Theosophists and their critics, demonstrates Theosophy's role in the philosophical dialogues of the Russian creative intelligentsia, and chronicles the demise of the movement after 1917. By exploring this long neglected aspect of the Silver Age, Carlson greatly enriches our knowledge of fin-de-sicle Russian culture.
Originally published in 1993.
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"[Carlson's] book is primarily concerned ... with fin de-si?cle Russian culture, more particularly the Russian Silver Age (1890-1914).... 'No Religion Higher than the Truth' is ground-breaking for its careful investigation of previously untapped Russian sources on theosophical history."--Religious Studies Review
Titolo: No Religion Higher Than Truth
Casa editrice: Princeton University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1993
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press 28/02/1993, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. No jacket. The book has been water/moisture damaged; resulting in rippling and stiffness to the content. Well bound and okay to reference. Codice libro della libreria 020279-4
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1993. Condizione libro: Good. 1st ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP86344213
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ. Press (1993) Princeton, NJ, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Good plus or better, top corners bumped. First Printing Cloth Lightly worn, lightly soiled jacket with marginal tears. Clean, tight and bright. Codice libro della libreria BOOKS026399
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 069105682X A history of the Theosphical Movement in Russia 1875-1922. with dw, 1993, 298pp. Codice libro della libreria 101125
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1993. 1st ed. A tidy copy in tight binding. Unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria BOOKS198149I
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M069105682X
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st ed. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 069105682X
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1993. Hardcover. Good/None. Ex-library. Almost like new othewise with unmarked text and no cover wear. Without a dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria NB00004762