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Thou Shalt Kill: Revolutionary Terrorism in Russia, 1894-1917
     

Thou Shalt Kill: Revolutionary Terrorism in Russia, 1894-1917

by Anna Geifman
 

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ISBN-10: 0691025495

ISBN-13: 2900691025499

Pub. Date: 12/11/1995

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Anna Geifman examines the explosion of terrorist activity that took place in the Russian empire from the years just prior to the turn of the century through 1917, a period when over 17,000 people were killed or wounded by revolutionary extremists. On the basis of new research, she argues that a multitude of assassination attempts, bombings, ideologically motivated

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Anna Geifman examines the explosion of terrorist activity that took place in the Russian empire from the years just prior to the turn of the century through 1917, a period when over 17,000 people were killed or wounded by revolutionary extremists. On the basis of new research, she argues that a multitude of assassination attempts, bombings, ideologically motivated robberies, and incidents of armed assault, kidnapping, extortion, and blackmail for party purposes played a primary role in the revolution of 1905 and early twentieth-century Russian political history in general.Anna Geifman examines the explosion of terrorist activity that took place in the Russian empire from the years just prior to the turn of the century through 1917, a period when over 17,000 people were killed or wounded by revolutionary extremists. On the basis of new research, she argues that a multitude of assassination attempts, bombings, ideologically motivated robberies, and incidents of armed assault, kidnapping, extortion, and blackmail for party purposes played a primary role in the revolution of 1905 and early twentieth-century Russian political history in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900691025499
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/11/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
388

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction3
Chapter 1Revolutionary Terrorism in the Empire: Background, Extent, and Impact11
Chapter 2The Party of Socialists-Revolutionaries and Terror45
Chapter 3The Social Democrats and Terror84
Chapter 4Terrorists of a New Type: The Anarchists and the Obscure Extremist Groups123
Chapter 5The "Seamy Side" of the Revolution: The Criminal Element, the Psychologically Unbalanced, and Juveniles154
Chapter 6The United Front: Interparty Connections and Cooperation181
Chapter 7The Kadets and Terror207
Chapter 8The End of Revolutionary Terrorism in Russia223
Epilogue249
Notes257
Bibliography357
Index367

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