By W. Gareth Jones
Nikolay Novikov (1744-1818) was once a key determine in Russian cultural existence lower than Catherine the good. He was once in flip a winning journalist, historiographer, educator, writer, top freemason and philanthropist and he left his specified mark on every one of those spheres at a formative second in Russia. This publication is a Western learn of Novikov's entire profession and it exhibits how he spoke back to Catherine's enlightened despotism in cultural concerns and why their methods ultimately parted. Novikov is considered the following not just as a founder of the Russian intelligentsia, yet as a consultant of the overall ecu Enlightenment, who stumbled on and inspired a brand new iteration of writers. a data of Novikov and the type of enlightenment he strove to unfold in Russia is necessary for an realizing of the actual solid of brain obtrusive in Russian notion and writings within the 19th century. The e-book will consequently be of curiosity to quite a lot of students and scholars of Russian literature and highbrow background.