1846145376
Hardback:The house of the dead : Siberian exile under the tsars / Daniel Beer.:2016 Hardback The house of the dead : Siberian exile under the tsars / Daniel Beer.
The house of the dead : Siberian exile under the tsars / Daniel Beer.
Author: Beer, Daniel,
Publication year: 2016
Format: Hardback
Publisher: UK : Allen Lane,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781846145377 (hbk.) :
Notes:
From the beginning of the nineteenth century to the Russian Revolution, the tsarist regime exiled more than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural Mountains to Siberia. Daniel Beer's new book, The House of the Dead, brings to life both the brutal realities of an inhuman system and the tragic and inspiring fates of those who endured it. This is the vividly told history of common criminals and political radicals, the victims of serfdom and village politics, the wives and children who followed husbands and fathers, and of fugitives and bounty-hunters.
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xx, 487 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm

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This is a detailed study and quite extraordinary. If anyone has wondered why political refugees from Tsarist Russia, including anarchists and Lenin and fellow revolutionaries, were tolerated in C19th London, and why it was felt that Tsar Nicholas would not be acceptable to the British public if he came to England after the Russian Revolution this insight into the way Tsarist Russia was run will answer those questions.
13/07/17
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