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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. Russia's gift to the world - Image 41. 1915. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 17, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1416.

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. (1915). Russia's gift to the world - Image 41. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1416

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945, Russia's gift to the world - Image 41, 1915, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 17, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1416.

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Title Russia's gift to the world
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
  • London
Date 1915
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Russia
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 48 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location DK32.7.M3 1915
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304497~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript 9*r Russia's Gift to the World 39 consequences of the dissolution of the English monasteries in the 16th century. So, too, one of the best accounts of the condition of rural France before the Revolution is by a Russian historian. The circumstances of their own history, and their actual experience of the life of the Russian village commune, give Russians a peculiar advantage in dealing with the rural life and agrarian problems of past ages. But more generally, for historians in the west of Europe it is becoming more and more necessary to know Russian, and the archives of the Russian Historical Society are now an indispensable part of any historian's library. The modern generation of Russian historians have fully mastered the scientific method, and are ready to develop a great national school. Scholarship is here reinforced by national character ; for a nation that can produce such a book as Tolstoy's War and Peace has shown evidence of the highest natural gift of historical imagination. PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIOLOGY * In the field of abstract thought, Russia has not founded great schools, nor is it known by great names like those of Kant and Hegel, of Locke and Hume ; yet the Russian genius has here also made important contributions : Chomiakov and Aksakov developed a philosophy of Russian history, and in psychology, the researches of Bekhterev, among others, have obtained wide recognition. The Russian names which stand highest in this field are those of Solovev, Lavrov, and Mikhailovsky. Solovev has been already mentioned as a distinguished historian, and was also a critic and poet. He was a brilliant writer, as well as an original thinker who was in many respects in advance of his time. His vein of religious thought, with its