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‘Letters from Russia. Russia in 1839’ (Marquis de Custine). A postmodernist analysis

Author(s): Ungurean, Ş.

Journal: Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Braşov, Series VII : Social Sciences and Law
ISSN 2066-7701

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: authority | despotic power | violence | social field | desire.

How does a despotic state function? Which is the relationshipbetween the sovereignty's power and the individual? How do the individual's desires integrate in a despotic society's social body? What is the role of violence within the state or the civil society? To what extent does a social fact become a cultural fact? Are all of these facts connected to the tzarist empire's XIX century expansion? These are the questions upon which the current analysis was based.
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