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The Resource Creating Russophobia : from the Great Religious Schism to anti-Putin hysteria, by Guy Mettan

Creating Russophobia : from the Great Religious Schism to anti-Putin hysteria, by Guy Mettan

Label
Creating Russophobia : from the Great Religious Schism to anti-Putin hysteria
Title
Creating Russophobia
Title remainder
from the Great Religious Schism to anti-Putin hysteria
Statement of responsibility
by Guy Mettan
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Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Why do the USA, UK and Europe so hate Russia? How it is that Western antipathy, once thought due to anti-Communism, could be so easily revived over a crisis in distant Ukraine, against a Russia no longer communist? Why does the West accuse Russia of empire-building, when 15 states once part of the defunct Warsaw Pact are now part of NATO, and NATO troops now flank the Russian border? These are only some of the questions Creating Russophobia investigates. Mettan begins by showing the strength of the prejudice against Russia through the Western response to a series of events: the Uberlingen mid-air collision, the Beslan hostage- taking, the Ossetia War, the Sochi Olympics and the crisis in Ukraine. He then delves into the historical, religious, ideological and geopolitical roots of the detestation of Russia in various European nations over thirteen centuries since Charlemagne competed with Byzantium. Mettan examines the geopolitical machinations expressed in those times through the medium of religion, leading to the great Christian schism between Germanic Rome and Byzantium and the European Crusades against Russian Orthodoxy. This history of taboos, prejudices and propaganda directed against the Orthodox Church provides the mythic foundations that shaped Western disdain for contemporary Russia. From the religious and imperial rivalry created by Charlemagne and the papacy to the genesis of French, English, German and then American Russophobia, the West has been engaged in more or less violent hostilities against Russia for a thousand years. Contemporary Russophobia is manufactured through the construction of an anti-Russian discourse in the media and the diplomatic world, and the fabrication and demonization of The Bad Guy, now personified by Vladimir Putin"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mettan, Guy
Dewey number
303.48/24701821
Index
index present
LC call number
D34.R9
LC item number
M4813 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia
  • Western countries
  • Soviet Union
  • Western countries
  • Fear
  • Public opinion
Label
Creating Russophobia : from the Great Religious Schism to anti-Putin hysteria, by Guy Mettan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-347) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
FOREWORD: Russophobia or Russomadness? -- PART ONE. THE POWER OF PREJUDICE -- Understanding Russia -- The Pavlovian Russophobic Reflex -- Media Blinders on Ukraine -- PART TWO. A SHORT HISTORY OF RUSSOPHOBIA -- A War of Religion since Charlemagne -- French Russophobia and the Myth of Eastern Despotism -- English Russophobia : The Obsession with Empire -- German Russophobia : From Lebensraum to Historical Amnesia -- American Russophobia : The Dictatorship of Freedom -- PART THREE. COGNITIVE MANIPULATION -- Semantics and Anti-Russian Newspeak -- The Myth of the Fierce Bear -- Conclusion: Co-existence, Multipolarity, and Peace
Control code
sky286259772
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780997896527
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2017006888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
kp 07/18
Label
Creating Russophobia : from the Great Religious Schism to anti-Putin hysteria, by Guy Mettan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
FOREWORD: Russophobia or Russomadness? -- PART ONE. THE POWER OF PREJUDICE -- Understanding Russia -- The Pavlovian Russophobic Reflex -- Media Blinders on Ukraine -- PART TWO. A SHORT HISTORY OF RUSSOPHOBIA -- A War of Religion since Charlemagne -- French Russophobia and the Myth of Eastern Despotism -- English Russophobia : The Obsession with Empire -- German Russophobia : From Lebensraum to Historical Amnesia -- American Russophobia : The Dictatorship of Freedom -- PART THREE. COGNITIVE MANIPULATION -- Semantics and Anti-Russian Newspeak -- The Myth of the Fierce Bear -- Conclusion: Co-existence, Multipolarity, and Peace
Control code
sky286259772
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780997896527
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2017006888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
kp 07/18

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