A Russian geographical tradition? The contested canon of Russian and Soviet geography, 1884–1953

@inproceedings{Oldfield2015ARG,
  title={A Russian geographical tradition? The contested canon of Russian and Soviet geography, 1884–1953},
  author={Jonathan Oldfield and Denis J. B. Shaw},
  year={2015}
}
The paper defines a ‘geographical canon’ as those texts and authors which have been regarded as authoritative by geographers active at particular points in time. The focus is on the development of a geographical canon in Russia and the Soviet Union between the establishment of the first university geography departments in the 1880s and Stalin’s death in 1953. A key 1949 meeting of the Academy of Sciences, held at a crisis point in Soviet history, is initially highlighted. The meeting’s purpose… CONTINUE READING
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