(A Humanities program on the History, Culture and Current ...)
A Humanities program on the History, Culture and Current Dilemmas of the Russian People OASIS. Simon & Schuster/ Custom Publishing.
(The Rise and Fall of Latin Humanismus in Early Modern Rus...)
The Rise and Fall of Latin Humanismus in Early Modern Russia argues that, between 1650 and 1789, Russia flirted with Western Europe's Latin Humanism. However, all levels of society, especially the nobility, consistently rejected the pagan authors of Latinate culture, propagated by Ukrainian clergy. An examination of the printing industry, Latin teaching, and private libraries in Russia, and excursions into the thought of Russia's "enlighteners" demonstrate that Latin authors had little impact on Russia, especially the nobility, traditionally regarded as the advocate of Western educational and cultural values. The book contributes to our understanding of the reforms of Peter the Great, of Catherine's "enlightened" reputation, of the origins of the intelligentsia, and of the cultural ties between Russians and the peoples they annexed in early modern times.
Okenfuss graduated from Harvard University. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in 1971.
Okenfuss started his career as a professor of history at Washington University, St. Louis in 1970. Now he holds the position of Professor Emeritus of the Department of History there.
Okenfuss has also served at U.S. Air Force from 1956 till 1960.
(The Rise and Fall of Latin Humanismus in Early Modern Rus...)1997
(A Humanities program on the History, Culture and Current ...)1995
(A humanities program on 20th Century history and culture ...)1999
Okenfuss is married to Ruth Elizabeth. They have a child, Heidi Christina.