История нескольких заблуждений: о различиях Льва Гумилева и евразийцев

Translated title of the contribution: History of several mistakes: on differences between Lev Gumilev and Eurasians

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    This article challenges prevalent views about Gumilev’s relation to classic Eurasianism. On the basis of previously unavailable correspondence and interviews, it is argued that Lev Gumilev had substantial degree of affinity with the original Eurasian movement understood as a scholarly tradition. This was manifested both in his personal contacts with some of its key members, and in his scholarly work on the nomad history, which remained Eurasian in its spirit. However, the most significant departure from Eurasianism, under-appreciated by most scholars, was his theory of ethnogenesis, which attempted to establish a new naturalistic paradigm for study of history.
    Original languageMultiple languages
    Pages (from-to)499–510
    Number of pages11
    JournalRevue des Études Slaves
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • Eurasia
    • Lev Gumilev
    • Eurasians
    • Russian nationalism
    • Civilization

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