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DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-E052-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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In B.H. Sumner’s words: ’Since Pan-Slavism was in general not so much an organized policy, or even a creed, but rather an attitude of mind and feeling, it was at the time correspondingly difficult to gauge its power, just as it is now to analyse its different elements’ (Sumner 1937). Logically and philosophically weak, and in fact usually deficient in any kind of intellectual structure, this identification with, preference for, and emphasis on the Slavs has, nevertheless, been a presence in European (and to a much lesser extent world) history ever since its emergence in early nineteenth century.

Citing this article:
Riasanovsky, Nicholas V.. Pan-Slavism, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-E052-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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