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Road to Revolution: A Century of Russian Radicalism Avrahm Yarmolinsky

Road to Revolution: A Century of Russian Radicalism

Avrahm Yarmolinsky

Published 1957
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Hardcover
383 pages
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This book traces the history of revolutionary movements in nineteenth-century Russia, ending with the great famine of 1891-92, by which time Marxism was already in the ascendant. The extraordinary story begins with the publication, in May 1790, of aMoreThis book traces the history of revolutionary movements in nineteenth-century Russia, ending with the great famine of 1891-92, by which time Marxism was already in the ascendant. The extraordinary story begins with the publication, in May 1790, of a book by Alexander Radishchev exposing the corruption and cruelty of the regime of the Empress Catherine and suggesting that the nation could well dispense with the throne. Coming as it did immediately after the French Revolution, Radishchevs work caused much anxiety in court circles and set an example for the numerous secret societies that were to emerge in the 1830s and beyond.Two chapters of the book are devoted to the Decembrists, the first to take up arms against the autocracy in the 1800s. Other chapters describe the childrens crusade and the manhunt that culminated in the assassination of Alexander II.