Leo Tolstoy and the Canadian Doukhobors: A Study in Historic Relationships. Expanded and Revised Edition. (Paperback)

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By Andrew Donskov (Editor)
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la suite de la r daction de ses deux romans les plus importants, Guerre et paix et Anna Kar nine, l'auteur russe L on Tolsto a v cu une crise spirituelle qui l'a amen d noncer les privil ges dont jouissait sa classe sociale et les richesses mat rielles aff rentes, et accueillir la vie champ tre du paysan. Dans la secte pers cut e des Doukhobors, qui rejetaient aussi le militarisme et les rituels de l' glise en lisant plut t de trouver Dieu dans leur coeur, il d couvrait un exemple loquent de la possibilit de vivre ses nouveaux id aux pacifistes au quotidien. Leur style de vie les attirait tant - il appelait les Doukhobors « les gens du XXVe si cle - qu'il d cida en 1898 d'aider financer leur migration en masse vers le Canada, loin de la pers cution de l' glise et de l' tat russes.

L' tude approfondie d'Andrew Donskov pr sente les grandes lignes de l'histoire et des croyances des Doukhobors, leur harmonie avec l'objet de toute la vie de Tolsto qui souhaitait « un peuple uni et le portrait des Doukhobors qu'en a fait Tolsto dans ses crits. Cette dition comprend la correspondance enti re entre Tolsto et le chef des Doukhobors, P tr Vasil'evich Verigin. L' dition est couronn e de trois essais d' minents Doukhobors canadiens.

Appuy e par une panoplie consid rable de donn es initiales, cette monographie de Donskov ne manquera pas d' tre pertinente pour ceux qui s'int ressent aux tudes religieuses, philosophiques, sociologiques, pacifistes, historiques ou litt raires.

Ce livre est publi en anglais.

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Following the completion of his major novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Russian writer Leo Tolstoy experienced a spiritual crisis that led him to denounce the privileges of his social class and its attendant material wealth and embrace the simple rural life of the peasantry. In the persecuted Russian Doukhobor sect, who also rejected militarism and church ritual in favour of finding God in their hearts, he saw a prime example of how it was possible to live his new-found pacifist ideals in everyday life. He was so taken with their lifestyle, calling the Doukhobors "people of the 25th century," that, in 1898, he decided to help finance their mass emigration to Canada, away from the persecutions of the Russian church and state.

Donskov's expanded study presents an outline of Doukhobor history and beliefs, their harmony with Tolstoy's lifelong aim of "unity of people", and the portrayal of Doukhobors in Tolstoy's writings. This edition features Tolstoy's complete correspondence with Doukhobor leader P tr Vasil'evich Verigin. Three guest essays by prominent Canadian Doukhobors are also included.

Supported by a considerable array of source materials, Donskov's monograph will be of relevance to anyone interested in religious, philosophical, sociological, pacifist, historical, or literary studies.

This book is published in English.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780776628509
ISBN-10: 077662850X
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Pages: 472
Language: English