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

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Overview

"[Geifman] argues effectively that those who practiced individual acts of violence against tsarist officials and the population in general had a much more destructive effect on the imperial regime than has generally been acknowledged in the historical literature."—James W. Hules, Terrorism and Political Violence

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Editorial Reviews

Virginia Quarterly Review
Professor Geifman . . . dissects with surgical precision the couple of decades that preceded the Bolshevik seizure of power, a time when a beleaguered tsarist regime groped desperately, and failed to find, some means of defending itself.
New England Slavonic Journal
This book makes gripping reading. . . . Geifman's detailed account makes it clear that in fact the wave of terrorism broke out more or less spontaneously, and amounted more to a universal breakdown of law and order than to a 'movement.'
— Edward Ross Dickinson
New England Slavonic Journal - Edward Ross Dickinson
This book makes gripping reading. . . . Geifman's detailed account makes it clear that in fact the wave of terrorism broke out more or less spontaneously, and amounted more to a universal breakdown of law and order than to a 'movement.'
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"Professor Geifman . . . dissects with surgical precision the couple of decades that preceded the Bolshevik seizure of power, a time when a beleaguered tsarist regime groped desperately, and failed to find, some means of defending itself."—
Virginia Quarterly Review

"This book makes gripping reading. . . . Geifman's detailed account makes it clear that in fact the wave of terrorism broke out more or less spontaneously, and amounted more to a universal breakdown of law and order than to a 'movement.'"—Edward Ross Dickinson, New England Slavonic Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691025490
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 12/11/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
Ch. 1 Revolutionary Terrorism in the Empire: Background, Extent, and Impact 11
Ch. 2 The Party of Socialists - Revolutionaries and Terror 45
Ch. 3 The Social Democrats and Terror 84
Ch. 4 Terrorists of a New Type: The Anarchists and the Obscure Extremist Groups 123
Ch. 5 The "Seamy Side" of the Revolution: The Criminal Element, the Psychologically Unbalanced,
and Juveniles
154
Ch. 6 The United Front: Interparty Connections and Cooperation 181
Ch. 7 The Kadets and Terror 207
Ch. 8 The End of Revolutionary Terrorism in Russia 223
Epilogue 249
Notes 257
Bibliography 357
Index 367
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