Timofei Nikolaevich Granovskii Criticism - Essay

Leonard Schapiro (essay date 1967)

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: "Granovsky Between East and West," in Rationalism and Nationalism in Russian Nineteenth-Century Political Thought, Yale University Press, 1967, pp. 59-84.

[In the essay that follows, Schapiro traces the conflict between Slavophiles and Westernizers in Moscow intellectual circles of the 1840s, and the path Granovskii threaded between these two extreme positions in his philosophy of history.]

In one of the most fascinating of the many intellectual autobiographies in which the Russian nineteenth century is so rich, P. V. Annenkov has left us a portrait of what he called the "Remarkable Decade." This decade, from the end of the thirties until the period of reaction...

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Martin Katz (essay date 1973)

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: "Timofei N. Granovskii: An Historiographical Interpretation," in Canadian Slavonic Papers: Revue Canadienne des Slavistes, Vol. XV, No. 4, Winter, 1973, pp. 488-96.

[In the following essay, Katz considers Granovskii's significance as a historian in the estimation of liberal and radical scholars from his contemporaries to the present.]

The major evaluations of the liberal Westernizer and professor of universal history at Moscow University in the nineteenth century, Timofei N. Granovskii, provide evidence of the interest shown toward him not only by his own, but by future generations of public figures and historians as well.

This paper does not...

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Nicholas S. Racheotes (essay date 1978)

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: "T. N. Granovskii: On the Meaning of History," in Studies in Soviet Thought, Vol. 18, No. 3, August, 1978, pp. 197-221.

[In the excerpt that follows, Racheotes examines the intellectual affinities between Granovskii and German philosophers of history, principally Ranke, Schelling, and Hegel.]

The life of T. N. Granovskii, which spanned the years 1813 to 1855, has been seen by Soviet historians of thought in various perspectives. His career as a teacher of medieval and world history at Moscow University between 1839 and 1855, his few publications, and most of all, his friendships with N. V. Stankevich, A. I. Herzen, V. G. Belinskii, and N. P. Ogarëv have...

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Derek Offord (essay date 1985)

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: "Timofey Nikolayevich Granovsky (1813-1855)," in Portraits of Early Russian Liberals: A Study of the Thought of T. N. Granovsky, V. P. Botkin, P. V. Annenkov, A. V. Druzhinin and K. D. Kavelin, Cambridge University Press, 1985, pp. 44-78.

[In the excerpt that follows, Offord discusses Granovskii's intellectual influence and provides a detailed account of his liberalism, Westernism, and humanism, as well as his deep-seated belief in the importance of moral character in the political arena.]

Granovsky's status in the intelligentsia and the reasons for his neglect

In October 1855 Turgenev addressed to the editors of the journal...

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Priscilla Reynolds Roosevelt (essay date 1986)

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: "The Public Lectures of 1843-44," in Apostle of Russian Liberalism: Timofei Granovsky, Oriental Research Partners, 1986, pp. 72-93.

[In the following excerpt, Roosevelt discusses Granovskii's role as the "voice of the intelligentsia" in Moscow, as particularly reflected in his celebrated public lectures of 1843-44.]

In the fate of our forefathers we seek, for the most part, an explanation of our own.

Granovsky, Lectures on the Middle Ages

Shortly after Granovsky's marriage his old friend V. V. Grigoriev visited him in Moscow. Grigoriev, a Slavophile in the making, bristled...

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