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The discovery of chance : the life and thought of Alexander Herzen
Kelly, Aileen M
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 
Who was Herzen? -- Russia and the romantic revolution -- A romantic youth -- A revolution in science -- Science and history -- An education in method -- Science and Saint-Simonism -- Prison and exile -- Awakening -- The discovery of chance -- Nature and time -- Man in the middle -- A conservative revolution -- Herzen and Proudhon -- Toward another shore -- View from the other shore -- The living truth -- In defence of inconsistency -- What is history? -- The Polish rising -- True nihilism -- Last years.
"Alexander Herzen--philosopher, novelist, essayist, political agitator, and one of the leading Russian intellectuals of the nineteenth century--was as famous in his day as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. While he is remembered for his masterpiece "My Past and Thoughts" and as the father of Russian socialism, his contributions to the history of ideas defy easy categorization because they are so numerous. Aileen M. Kelly presents the first fully rounded study of the farsighted genius whom Isaiah Berlin called "the forerunner of much twentieth-century thought." In an era dominated by ideologies of human progress, Herzen resisted them because they conflicted with his sense of reality, a sense honed by his unusually comprehensive understanding of history, philosophy, and the natural sciences. Following his unconventional decision to study science at university, he came to recognize the implications of early evolutionary theory, not just for the natural world but for human history. In this respect, he was a Darwinian even before Darwin. Socialism for Russia, as Herzen conceived it, was not an ideology--least of all Marxian "scientific socialism"--but a concrete means of grappling with unique historical circumstances, a way for Russians to combine the best of Western achievements with the possibilities of their own cultural milieu in order to move forward. In the same year that Marx declared communism to be the "solution to the riddle of history," Herzen denied that any such solution could exist. History, like nature, was contingent--an improvisation both constrained and encouraged by chance."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DK209.6.H4 K445 2016
Moscow and Petersburg : the City in Russian culture
edited by Ian K. Lilly
Nottingham : Astra, 2002
Representing Moscow in 1812 : sentimentalist echoes in accounts of the Napoleonic occupation / Sara Dickinson -- Female sexuality in the pre-revolutionary "Moscow text" of Russian literature / Ian K. Lilly -- The Petersburg of Catherine II : official enlightenment versus popular cults / George E. Munro -- The poetics of the street in Blok and Guro / Milica Banjanin -- "Looking back in extreme anguish" : St. Petersburg in the autobiographic and collective memory of the 1920s / Ekaterina Yudina -- Transcendence and the city : Nikolai Antsiferov's Dusha Peterburga as an aesthetic utopia / Emily Johnson.
Baker Berry DK600 .M674 2002
Edinburgh essays on Russia : celebrating 50 years of Russian studies
edited by Elspeth Reid ; with an introduction by Dennis Ward
Nottingham : Astra, c2000
Introduction / Dennis Ward -- 1. The Success and Failure of Socialism in Russia / John Gooding -- 2. The Soviet Military Experience 1918-91 / John Erickson -- 3. The Nagornovskoe Dvizhenie: A Stakhanovite Movement in Ploughing that was Not / Mary Buckley -- 4. 'They Would Probably Be Spared': The Fate of 'Good' Nobles in the Pugachev Revolt / Maureen Perrie -- 5. Belarus'-Russia: New Slavic State on the Horizon? / Steven J. Main -- 6. Bordelands: The Changing Spatiality of Two Russian Gateway Regions / Nicholas J. Lynn -- 7. Russian and Soviet Economic Development in Historical Perspective / Ian Blanchard -- 8. The Transformation of Russian Private Law / Elspeth Reid -- 9. Middles, Patients, Capacities and Permanent States / Jim Miller -- 10. Fictionalisation of the Narrative in Russian Newspaper Crime Reporting / Lara Ryazanova-Clarke -- 11. How Mr. Volunteer Became Comrade 2nd Lieutenant: Valentin Kataev and World War I / Michael Falchikov -- 12. P. D. Boborykin and the Renaissance of the Russian Theatre / John McNair -- 13. Seeing Red: The Western View of Soviet Art / David Jackson.
Baker Berry DK40 .E45 2000
Kyiv as regime city : the return of Soviet power after Nazi occupation
Blackwell, Martin J
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2016
Part One: Resettlement -- "The Capital Is Being Settled All over Again" : Resettlement from Fall 1943 to Fall 1944 -- "There Was No Real Battle against Illegal Entry" : Resettlement from Fall 1944 to Fall 1946 -- Part Two: Reassembly -- "People Are Going for the Party Who Are Forcing Us to be Justifiably Careful" : The Reassembled Elite -- "A Textual Implementation of the Law...Was Not Carried Out" : The Reassembled Masses -- Part Three: Relegitimization -- "The State's Dignity Is Higher Than His Own Dignity" : The Legitimization of Soviet Power -- "Tashkent Partisans" and "German Bitches" : Relationships with Soviet Power.
"Drawing on the once closed local, regional, and national archives of the former Soviet Union, Kyiv as Regime City charts the resettlement of the Ukrainian capital after the end of Nazi occupation and the returning Soviet rulers' efforts there to retain legitimacy within a Moscow-centered regime still focused on the front. Beginning with the Ukrainian Communists' inability to either purge their capital city of 'socially dangerous' people or prevent the arrival of 'unorganized' evacuees from the rear due to new wartime laws designed to shore up the ranks of the Soviet military, this book chronicles how a socially and ethnically diverse milieu of Kyivans reassembled after many years of violence and terror. While the Ukrainian Communists successfully guarded entry into their privileged, elite ranks and monitored the masses' mood towards their superiors in Moscow, the party's failed attempts to conscript a labor force and begin housing reconstruction would later lead to the Stalin regime adopting new tactics to legitimize itself among the large Ukrainian and Jewish populations who once again called the city home. This is essential reading for those seeking to understand how the Kremlin operated as the Cold War with the United States of America began"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DK508.935 .B57 2016
Путешествие из Ленинграда в Петербург, или, Россия глазами странника / Анатолий Шиманский
Шиманский, Анатолий, аuthor
Sankt-Peterburg : Aleteĭi︠a︡, 2016
Baker Berry DK552 .S445 2016
Peasants, Power, and Place : Revolution in the Villages of Kharkiv Province, 1914-1921
Baker, Mark R. (History professor), author
The social effects of the Great War in Kharkiv Province -- The rural revolutions of 1917, intervillage conflict, and the limits of villagers' identities -- The German occupation of 1918 in the Ukrainian countryside -- The shifting allegiances of 1919: civil war in the countryside -- Compromise and conviction, peasants and party: groping toward "Soviet power" in the village.
Baker Berry DK508.95.K53 B35 2016
Belye ofit︠s︡ery : Kolchak i drugie
Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo AST, 2016
Baker Berry DK265.9.P74 B45 2016
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