Constructing Political Space in the Tsar Residences of the 17th Century: an Essay on Its Theoretical Analysis

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The transition to Modernity was characterized by the emergence and development of the culture of sovereigns’ residences. The constructivist approach to the study of the political space of the tsar country residences of the 17th century allow to establish that the sovereign was interested 1) in a hierarchic representation of all social groups, 2) in totalizing a hierarchical structure, underlining its coherence, unity and integrity, 3) that only tsar was endowed by political subjectivity. The success of the construction of political space was depended not only by the use of legal, social, spatial and other ways of organizing interaction, but also by the formation of political space (in the absence of the sovereign) that simulates a real political space and specifies all the positions within the hierarchical structure, including the tsar.


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A V Topychkanov

Lomonosov Moscow State University

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Lomonosov ave., D. 27, Moscow, Russia, GSP-1, 119991

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