Juri Lotman - Culture, Memory and History

Essays in Cultural Semiotics

  • Marek Tamm

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Brian James Baer
    Pages 27-30
  3. Culture

  4. Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Juri Lotman
      Pages 133-137
    3. Juri Lotman
      Pages 139-148
    4. Juri Lotman
      Pages 149-159
    5. Juri Lotman
      Pages 161-173
  5. History

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-275

About this book


This volume brings together a selection of Juri Lotman’s late essays, published between 1979 and 1995. While Lotman is widely read in the fields of semiotics and literary studies, his innovative ideas about history and memory remain relatively unknown. The articles in this volume, most of which are appearing in English for the first time, lay out Lotman’s semiotic model of culture, with its emphasis on mnemonic processes. Lotman’s concept of culture as the non-hereditary memory of a community that is in a continuous process of self-interpretation will be of interest to scholars working in cultural theory, memory studies and the theory of history.


Juri Lotman Yuri Lotman cultural theory memory studies theory of history Lotman’s theory of cultural memory theory of cultural semiotics semiotics of history

Editors and affiliations

  • Marek Tamm
    • 1
  1. 1.Tallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia

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