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Civil Society and Academic Debate in Russia 1905-1914 : Oxford Historical Monographs - David Wartenweiler

Civil Society and Academic Debate in Russia 1905-1914

Oxford Historical Monographs

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780198207825
Number Of Pages: 272

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This is a study of the impact of liberal academic ideas on the concept of civil society in Russia in the years following the revolution of 1905. The changes that resulted from the revolution were in the direction of greater autonomy for the individual and a lessening of arbitrary rule. David Wartenweiler shows how, in its efforts to further the cause of civil society, the academic community combined liberal notions of the individual and the citizen with their own professional claim to cultural leadership. Throughout an era when Russia hovered on the brink of a new revolution, academics embarked on various new enterprises - such as people's universities and private or semi-public institutions of higher education - aimed at reaching out to a wider section of the population and offering opportunities for peaceful and progressive reform.

`This is an important book. Clearly written and well argued, it is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Russian liberalism.' Samuel D Kassow, American Historical Review, April 2001

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Notes on Transliterationp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xii
Introduction Civil Society and Russian Historyp. 1
Civil Society in Late Imperial Russiap. 11
The Revolution of 1905: The University Question Revisitedp. 43
Russian Liberal Academic Thought and the Idea of Civil Societyp. 82
Academics, Politics, and Enlightenment After 1905p. 127
Civil Society in Practice: Academics and Educational Work After 1905p. 165
Conclusionp. 216
Appendix: Russian Liberal Academics (moscow and St Petersburg) 1900-1914p. 219
Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780198207825
ISBN-10: 0198207824
Series: Oxford Historical Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42