The Role of the Individual in History

Author: Georgij Valentinovic Plehanov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410209481

Category: History

Page: 64

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The Role of the Individual in History was first published in 1898, and occupies a very prominent place among those of Plekhanov's works in which he substantiates and defends Marxism and advocates the Marxian theory of social development. Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov (1856-1918) was one of the leaders of Russian populism and after his emigration to Western Europe in 1880 became the foremost Russian Marxist abroad. He founded in 1883, together with Pavel Axelrod, the 'Group for the Liberation of Labor', the first Russian social democratic party, and in 1900 together with Lenin the 'Iskra', the first Russian Marxist newspaper, but a few years later broke with Lenin and sided with the Mensheviks.
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The Role of the Individual in History

Author: Georgiĭ Valentinovich Plekhanov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 62

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"First published in 1898 in Nauchnoye obozrenie ... under the nom de plume of A. Kirsanov. Subsequently it was included in the collection of Plekhanov's works entitled Twenty years. In the Works (Russian edition) it is to be found in volume VIII, published in 1925 ... Defends Marxism and advocates the Marxian theory of social development."--Editor's preface.
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The Individual in History

Essays in Honor of Jehuda Reinharz

Author: ChaeRan Y. Freeze,Sylvia Fuks Fried,Eugene R. Sheppard

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 1611687330

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Jehuda Reinharz, born in Haifa in 1944, spent his childhood in Israel and his adolescence in Germany, and moved with his family to the United States when he was seventeen. These three diverse geographies and the experiences they engendered shaped his formative years and the future of a prolific scholar who devoted his life to the study of the central role of leadership as Jews faced the challenges of emancipation and integration in Germany, the rise of modern antisemitism, the formation of Zionist youth culture and politics, and the transformation of Jewish politics in Palestine and the State of Israel. In this volume, eminent scholars in their respective fields extend the lines of Reinharz's research interests and personal activism by focusing on the ideological, political, and scholarly contributions of a diverse range of individuals in Jewish history. Essays are clustered around five central themes: ideology and politics; statecraft; intellectual, social and cultural spheres; witnessing history; and in the academy. This volume offers a panoramic view of modern Jewish history through engaging essays that celebrate Reinharz's rich contribution as a path-breaking and prolific scholar, teacher, and leader in the academy and beyond.
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Role of the Individual in History

Author: Madhu Limaye

Publisher: Stosius Incorporated/Advent Books Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 448

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The Individual in African History

The Importance of Biography in African Historical Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004407820

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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This volume investigates the development of biographical study in African history. Preceded by an introduction on the relevance of biography in history, case studies deal with methodological insights, personas living through societal transition, and biographical subjects and their discursive worlds.
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The Collective and the Individual in Russia

A Study of Practices

Author: Oleg Kharkhordin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520921801

Category: History

Page: 418

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Oleg Kharkhordin has constructed a compelling, subtle, and complex genealogy of the Soviet individual that is as much about Michel Foucault as it is about Russia. Examining the period from the Russian Revolution to the fall of Gorbachev, Kharkhordin demonstrates that Party rituals—which forced each Communist to reflect intensely and repeatedly on his or her "self," an entirely novel experience for many of them—had their antecedents in the Orthodox Christian practices of doing penance in the public gaze. Individualization in Soviet Russia occurred through the intensification of these public penitential practices rather than the private confessional practices that are characteristic of Western Christianity. He also finds that objectification of the individual in Russia relied on practices of mutual surveillance among peers, rather than on the hierarchical surveillance of subordinates by superiors that characterized the West. The implications of this book expand well beyond its brilliant analysis of the connection between Bolshevism and Eastern Orthodoxy to shed light on many questions about the nature of Russian society and culture.
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Idealization XIII: Modeling in History

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9042028327

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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The book reveals different dimensions of modeling in the historical sciences. Papers collected in the first part (Ontology of the Historical Process) consider different models of historical reality and discuss their status. The second part (Modeling in the Methodology of History) presents various forms of idealization in historiographic research. The papers in the third part (Modeling in the Research Practice) present various models of past reality (e.g. of Poland, Central Europe and the general history of the feudal system) put forward by historians. Other papers consider the status of scientific laws and historical generalizations. The volume will be of interest to those who study analytical philosophy of history, methodology of history and social sciences, social philosophy as well as theory and history of historiography.
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