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Andrei Znamenski

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Ph.D., History, University of Toledo, 1997

Cand. Sc., History, St. Petersburg Herzen Pedagogical University, Russia, 1989

Fields of interest

Russia/Europe, Eurasia, Siberia, Religion, Modernity, Socialism, Nationalism, Western Esotericism

Current research projects

Socialism: A History of a Secular Creed. This book project is an ambitious attempt to explore the fate of the sacred in the age of modernity, when declining traditional religions became replaced or complemented by secular ideologies or what some scholars call political religions. Because Socialism, one of these ideologies, came to shape the identity of large groups of people in various countries, it attracted my attention, and I decided to examine it as a historian of religions and cultures.

Representative publications

  • Shambhala, le royaume rouge Magie et géopolitique au coeur de l'Asie. Paris: Camion Noir, 2015.
  • Shambhala Rossa: Magia, profezia e geopolitica nel cuore dell'Asia. Rome: Settimo Sigillo, 2014.
  • Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia. Quest Books, 2011.
  • The Beauty of the Primitive: Indigenous Shamanism and Western Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Shamanism in Siberia: Russian Records of Indigenous Spirituality. Dordrecht (The Netherlands): Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
  • "In Search of the Russian Idea: Igor Shafarevich's Traditional Orthodoxy." The European Studies Journal 13 (1996): 33-47.
  • “A Left Master's Dangerous Heresy.” Claremont Review of Books. September 8, 2017.
  • “'European Miracle'”: Warrior Aristocrats, Spirit of Liberty, and Competition as a Discovery Process.” The Independent Review, vol. 16, no. 4 (2012): 599-610.
  • “From 'National Socialists' to 'Nazi': History, Politics, and the English Language.” The Independent Review, vol. 19, no. 4 (2015): 537–561.
  • “In the Shadow of Dr. Lueger: Vienna Notes of an Accidental Tourist.” The Independent Review, vol. 18, no. 1 (2013): 135–145.
  • “'European Miracle'”: Warrior Aristocrats, Spirit of Liberty, and Competition as a Discovery Process.” The Independent Review, vol. 16, no. 4 (2012): 599-610.
  • “History with an Attitude: Alaska in Modern Russian Patriotic Rhetoric.” Jahrbucher fur Geschichte Osteuropas 57, no. 3 (2009): 346-373.
  • “‘A Household God in the Socialist World.’ Lewis Henry Morgan and Russian/Soviet Anthropology.” Ethnologia Europaea: Journal of European Ethnology (Copenhagen), 2 (1995): 177-188.
  • “In Black or White, or through Marxist Glasses: The Image of the Indian in the Soviet Press and Scholarship.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 16, no. 1 (1992): 119-136.

All Works

In the Shadow of Dr. Lueger

07/08/2013Mises Daily Articles
Once upon a time, before Hitler, Stalin, FDR, Juan Peron, and even before Mussolini and Lenin came on the world scene, there lived a man named Dr. Karl Lueger (1844–1910), who was protector of the common man a proponent of social justice, and the mayor of Vienna from 1897 to 1910. Not simply just a...
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Native American Reservations: “Socialist Archipelago”

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04/26/2013Mises Daily Articles
To him, the true Indian was expected to be a spiritually-charged die-hard collectivist.
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Utopian in Power: Henry Wallace, New Deal, and the Sacred Union of the East

Session on Research in American Economic History. Recorded March 10, 2012, at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [13:28]
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