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Jews and Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Russia : Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies - Erich E. Haberer

Jews and Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Russia

Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies

Hardcover Published: 25th August 1995
ISBN: 9780521460095
Number Of Pages: 364

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Jews and Revolution in Nineteenth Century Russia is a comprehensive study of the participation of Jewish people in the Russian revolutionary movement of the nineteenth century. Approaching the subject from various angles--cultural, sociological, psychological and political--it examines when and why Jews joined the Russian revolution, the importance of their contribution, and the extent to which their roles were determined by their Jewishness. The book offers a new perspective on a Jewish community in the grip of modernity, and a new understanding of those who sought their salvation in revolution.

"...an important contribution to the historiography of both the Populist movement and Jewish radicalism in late Imperial Russia. Haberer successfully challenges key elements of the standard historical narrative on the evolution of Russian Populism, while rooting Jews' revolutionary activity in its specifically Jewish intellectual and socio-psychological context...This important book should be read by all serious students and scholars of the Russian revolutionary movement and of Russian-Jewish history." Slavic and East European Journal "The author's readiness to confront directly the issue of Jewish participation in Russian radicalism is a welcome contribution to the history of Russian oppositional movements. His arguments will certianly provoke discussion and debate. They deserve a wide audience among all those seeking to grasp the human dimensions to a Utopian cause whose Bolshevik sequel has collapsed in ruin and disillusionment." Canadian Journal of History "Erich E. Haberer has written an exhaustive book on the participation of individuals of Jewish descent in Russia's nineteenth-century revolutionary struggle...this book should take its place ...as one of the most authoritative works on the subject of Jewish political life in late nineteenth-century Russia." Nationalities Papers "...Haberer's book is highly informative, without a doubt the most systematic study of the subject...Haberer is to be congratulated on having written an interesting and readable book." Abraham Ascher, Journal of Modern History "This book is an important advance in our understanding of the Russian revolutionary movement and the role of Jews in it. ...all students of the Russian revolutionary movement and of Russian Jewish history will learn a great deal from this volume." Zvi Gitelman, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism

Preface
Introduction: The beginnings of Russian Jewish radicalism, 1790-1868
The Chaikovskii Circles: Jewish Radicals in the Formative Stage of Revolutionary Populism
Jewish student activists in St Petersburg
Chaikhovskyist Jews in Moscow, Odessa, and Kiev
The rebellious Jewish youth of Vilna
Socialist Jews and Russian populism
The Land and Freedom Party: Jews and the Politicisation of Revolutionary Populism, 1875-1879
Jewish 'generals of revolution'
The heresy of political terrorism
The Party of the People's Will: Jewish Terrorists of Socialist Conviction, 1879-1887
Motives of revolution
Technicians of terrorism
The pogroms of 1881-1882
Epigones and pioneers
Conclusion: Haskalah and the socialist promise of salvation
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521460095
ISBN-10: 0521460093
Series: Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 25th August 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.7