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Russian Rightists and the Revolution of 1905

Russian Rightists and the Revolution of 1905

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Part of Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies

  • Date Published: February 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521483865

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  • Russian Rightists and the Revolution of 1905 examines the emergence of right-wing organizations in Russia during the political crisis of 1905SH1907. In this comprehensive study of rightist activity throughout the country, Professor Rawson demonstrates how the rightists attempted to resolve the impasse between autocracy and constitutionalism that Russia had reached by the end of 1905. He concludes that the rightist organizations mobilized a substantial segment of public sentiment and helped induce the autocracy to reassert its authority.

    • A comprehensive account of the right in Russia in this period, showing that the left didn't enjoy all the popular support
    • Might benefit from link to concern about the rise of the extreme right in Russia today
    • Now considerable interest in the late-tsarist period
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Students of modern Russian political history will welcome Dr. Rawson's monograph on the Russian right as a valued addition to a field which until recently was largely ignored by western and even Russian excellent study. Readers can enjoy a well-written, clearly organized, and accessible book, with a useful map, a reliable index, numerous charts and tables, several photos, but most importantly a helpful bibliography of archival and primary sources, national and provincial newspapers, and secondary sources. Specialists and general readers will benefit from Dr. Rawson's book which offers new views and insights." Canadian Journal of History

    "This is a pioneering work that deserves wide attention. Certainly this book should be required reading for graduate students in Russian history; many advanced undergraduates would also profit from reading it....Rawson provides excellent concise descriptions of the most important rightist groups and parties and follows the general thesis that, in fact, the rightists were doomed to failure by the very nature of their politics...this book should be read by both specialists and all those interested in the politics and society of late Imperial Russia." Theodore Weeks, The Russian Review

    "Rawson provides the serious student of 1905 a concise analysis of the membership and tactics of the various rightist groups. Buttressed by forty-plus pages of election results, Rawson's work will point the way for subsequent research. Libraries with extensive Russian collections will want to add the book, which is intended for the informed scholar." W.J. Lavery, History

    "In this lucidly written and cogently argued book, Don Rawson examines the formation of right-wing political parties during the revolutionary crisis of 1905....Rawson illuminates an important chapter of the waning years of the Romanov dynasty and offers insights into the political challenges confronting Russian society at the turn of the twentieth century." Slavic Review

    " interesting and valuable book..." Scott J. Seregny, American Historical Review

    "...a series of readable and interesting sketches....Rawson's book is an accessible and informative overview of the Russian right during the very brief period of its political significance." Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter, Nationalities papers

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521483865
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 1 map 27 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of tables
    1. The advent of the rightist movement
    Part I. The Formation of National Rightist Organisations:
    2. The Russian Monarchist party
    3. The union of Russian men
    4. The Russian assembly
    5. The union of the Russian people
    Part II. The Formation of Regional Rightest Organisations:
    6. Rightists in the central provinces
    7. Rightists in the western borderlands
    Part III. The Role of Special-Interest Groups:
    8. The patriotic union and the united nobility
    Part IV. Rightest Strategies and Achievements:
    9. Rightists and the use of violence
    10. Rightists and the government
    11. Rightists and the Duma
    Conclusion and epilogue

  • Author

    Donald C. Rawson, Iowa State University

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