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Liudmila B. Sukina

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Liudmila B. Sukina — DCs in History, Associate Professor, The Program Systems Institute of RAS, Petra Pervogo St., bld. 4 a, 152021, village Veskovo, Pereslavl-Zalessky dist., Yaroslavl reg., Russia. E-mail: lbsukina@gmail.com


Theory and history of culture




Vol. 53


pp. 21–33


February 06, 2019

Date of publication

September 28, 2019

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One of the most important issues while studying the establishing of Russian culture of the early Modern Age and its characteristic features is the understanding of mechanisms of its transformation associated with the reception of European Renaissance and Baroque humanism. The article involves the theory of cultural transfer (M. Espagne, M. Werner) to solve this problem. Church leaders and intellectuals who came from Ukrainian and Belarusian lands played a major role in intercultural communications between Europe and Russia at that time. The purpose of this article is to examine the intellectual path of Dimitry Rostovsky (Tuptalo) as an active participant of the transfer process shaping new cultural intentions that resulted in the phenomenon of the Russian Enlightenment. The paper highlights stages of the intellectual development of Dimitry: studying at the Kiev Academy, preaching at the bishop's court in Chernigov. Particular attention is paid to the “Moscow” period of its activity (since 1701), when due to new socio-cultural conditions his rhetorical and literary receptions of Jesuit eloquence that he had mastered during previous period (the sources of which were works of Polish preachers for pupils of Ukrainian religious schools), underwent transformation. Dimitry's homiletics turned out to be an important part of that relay field, through which the transfer of ideas, images and meanings of European humanism into the religious culture of Russian baroque was carried out. 


Russian culture, Eastern Slavic Baroque, European humanism, homiletics, cultural transfer.


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