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Shmuel Galai / The liberation movement in Russia 1900 - 1905

titel The liberation movement in Russia 1900 - 1905
type Non-fictie
isbn 9780521526470
uitgave Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002
categorie RU: Geschiedenis tot 1917
subcategorie Intelligentsia/revolutionairen
taal Engels
bladzijden 336
uitleenbaar nee
locatie 6.2.1 - 6.2.4


Historians of the Russian Revolution naturally tend to concentrate their attention upon the Bolshevik 'victors' and on the Mensheyiks - ideologically the closest of their rivals, - and to neglect other political movements. For the Russian Liberals at least, Dr Galai redresses this imbalance. This book traces the nineteenth-century origins of the Liberation Movement (also known as the Liberal Movement), the social and historical conditions which led to its formation in the first years of the twentieth century, its policies, influence, initial success and ultimate failure. Against the background of the political and social crisis culminating in the 1905 Revolution, Dr Galai traces the stages by which the Liberation Movement became supreme among the forces of opposition but ultimately was defeated and disintegrated. It failed to fulfil its aim of replacing Tsarist autocracy by a constitutional-democratic regime and to demonstrate effectively that there was an alternative to the extremes of Tsarism and Bolshevism.