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A.M. Gorky Institute
of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

IWL RAS Publishing

A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia



Types of publications

  • Classification – name: Literary studies
  • Author: Olga A. Krasheninnikova
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
  • Pages: 560 p.
  • Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
  • Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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  • Language of the publication: Russian
  • Type of document: Monograph
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  • ISBN: 978-5-9208-0706-9
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Place of publication: Moscow
  • PDF

  • Krasheninnikova, Olga A. Markell Radyshevsky — Critic of the Synodal Reform of the Russian Church. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2023. 560 p.

Information about the author:

Olga A. Krasheninnikova, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia


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In the prepared scientific publication unique archival documents have been published for the first time that illuminate in a new way the history of the Synodal reforms of the Russian Church in the 20s of the 18th century and their perception in Russian society. The book explores various aspects of the ideological confrontation between church reformers and conservatives and gives a description of the opposition movement in Russia in the Peter’s and post-petrine time. The subject of special consideration in the monograph is the little–studied figure of Markell Radyshevsky (+1742), an outstanding church figure, publicist and leader of the spiritual opposition of the first half of the 18th century, author of several works containing criticism of the Spiritual Regulations (1721) and synodal reforms of the Russian Church. The publication is the most complete collection of M. Radyshevsky’s journalistic works, many of which are published for the first time.

Keywords: Markell Radyshevsky, Peter I, Synodal reform of the Russian Church, Feofan Prokopovich, church journalism.


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