CRISP, Olga. EDMONDSON, Linda.
Title: Civil Rights in Imperial Russia. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1989, ISBN:0198228678
Seller ID: 113328
CRISP, Olga, and Linda EDMONDSON, (eds.). Civil Rights in Imperial Russia. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1989. First Edition. Pp (2),[v]-xvi,-321,(1). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Very good in dustjacket. 90.00 "This collective study of civil rights in Russia before the Revolutionof 1917 challenges the conventioanl view, held by both Western and Soviet historians, that concepts of civil rights and the relationship of the individual to the state fell on barren soil in Imperial Russia. This collection of essays by specialists in diverse areas of Russian history reveals the true complexity of the issues surrounding civil rights before 1917. They offer new perspectives on familiar problems--freedom of speech and association,personal inviolability, equality before the law--and demonstrate the immed iate relevance of the concept of civil rights to the study of Russian history, and of the Soviet Union today." (from the dj). Contents : Civil rights in Russia : legal standards in gestation (by W.E. Butler); Property rights,populism, and Russian political culture (by Richard Wortman); Peasant land tenure and civil rights implications before 1906 (by Olga Crisp); The Troj an Mare : women's rights and civil rights in late imperial Russia (by William G. Wagner); Privileges, rights, and Russification (by Raymond Pearson); Religious toleration in late imperial Russia (by Peter Waldron); The concept of 'Jewish emancipation' in a Russian context (by John D. Klier); Workersand civil rights in tsarist Russia, 1899-1917 (by S.A. Smith); Freedom of association and the trade unions, 1906-1914 (by G.R. Swain); Freedom of thepress under the old regime, 1905-1914 (by Caspar Ferenczi); Crime and puni shment in the House of the Dead (by Alan Wood); The security police, civil rights, and the fate of the Russian empire, 1855-1917 (by D.C.B. Lieven); Was there a movement for civil rights in 1905? (by Linda Edmondson); Civil rights and the provisional government (by H.J. White). Very good in dustjacket. 90.00