Exile, Murder And Madness In Siberia, 1823-61

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

byAndrew A. Gentes

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Despite reports of exile proving disastrous to the region, 300,000 Russian subjects, from political dissidents to the elderly and mentally disabled, were deported to Siberia from 1823-61. Their stories of physical and psychological suffering, heroism and personal resurrection, are recounted in this compelling history of tsarist Siberian exile.

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Despite reports of exile proving disastrous to the region, 300,000 Russian subjects, from political dissidents to the elderly and mentally disabled, were deported to Siberia from 1823-61. Their stories of physical and psychological suffering, heroism and personal resurrection, are recounted in this compelling history of tsarist Siberia...

ANDREW A. GENTES holds graduate degrees from the University of California-Riverside and Brown University, USA, has taught in the United States, China, and Australia, and held research positions at the George Kennan Institute, Hokkaido University's Slavic Research Center, and Library of Congress's John W. Kluge Center. He is the author...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230273262

ISBN - 13:9780230273269

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Geography, Penality, Power and Resistance
The Surge: Exile and Crime in Siberia
Administering Exile: Malfeasance, Corruption, and Failure
Political Exile and the Martyrdom of the Decembrists
Extraordinary Decembrists: Chizhov, Lutskii and Lunin
Paranoia and Conspiracy: Polish Exiles and the Omsk Affair
Exile to Settlement
Katorga and the 1845 Ulozhenie
Conclusion: Aesthetics, Delusions, Conclusions
Notes
Bibliography

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"Andrew Gentes' emerging history of Siberia is a major contribution to the study of Eurasia." -- Abbott Gleason, Brown University