Wilson Center Experts

Robert E Richardson

Visiting Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Wilson Center Project(s):
Image of Rome in Russia: Ideals and Reality
Oct 01, 1983
Nov 01, 1983

Project Summary

Examines the image of Rome in Russian intellectual and aesthetic history from the 12th century to the 20th. Starting fwith the gently hostile medieval Russian accounts of Rome and concluding with 19th century poet and artist accounts. The second portion of the study treats the Russian realist attitudes as compared to the symbolist version of Rome as a myth.