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Author Berglund, Krista, 1969-

Title The vexing case of Igor Shafarevich, a Russian political thinker / Krista Berglund
Published Basel : Birkhäuser, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 539 pages)
Contents 1 Igor Shafarevich, a lightning rod for controversy -- ¡2 Shafarevich's early years in the young Soviet state -- 3 Shafarevich, the human rights activist -- 4 The first disputes about the Soviet -- and Russian -- future -- ¡5 From under the rubble, Shafarevich's and Solzhenitsyn's joint project -- 6 Shafarevich's addresses until the early 1980s -- ¡7 Shafarevich's first statements during the era of glasnost -- 8 Russophobia -- 9 The rapid political changes of the late 1980s early 1990s -- 10 Critique of techno-scientific civilisation -- 11 Some conclusions -- Sources and literature -- Index of personal names
Summary "This is the first comprehensive study about the non-mathematical writings and activities of the Russian algebraic geometer and number theorist Igor Shafarevich (b. 1923). In the 1970s Shafarevich was a prominent member of the dissidents' human rights movement and a noted author of clandestine anticommunist literature in the Soviet Union."
Analysis Mathematics
Mathematics in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Shafarevich, I. R. (Igorʹ Rostislavovich), 1923-2017.
Mathematicians -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography.
Russia (Federation) -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3034802145 (hbk.)
3034802153 (electronic bk.)
9783034802147 (hbk.)
9783034802154 (electronic bk.)