Exile To Siberia, 1590-1822: Corporeal Commodification and Administrative Systematization in Russia

Hardcover | June 15, 2008

byAndrew A. Gentes

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Stressing the relationship between tsarism's service-state ethos and its utilization of subjects, this study argues that economic and political, rather than judicial or penological, factors primarily conditioned Siberian exile's growth and development.

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Stressing the relationship between tsarism's service-state ethos and its utilization of subjects, this study argues that economic and political, rather than judicial or penological, factors primarily conditioned Siberian exile's growth and development.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.79 × 5.56 × 0.86 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023053693X

ISBN - 13:9780230536937

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Table of Contents

Introduction
To Where the Sovereign Chooses...
Exile to the service in which he will be useful
Punishment for Insignificant Crimes
Whoever's not with us is against us
Only Ermak can compete with me
Conclusion
Bibliography

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“This comprehensive history of Siberian exile under Russia's czars from its beginnings in 1590 to the liberal reforms of Mikhail Speransky in 1822 is ambitious in geographic scope and richly informed by primary sources.  This book illuminates one of the seamy sides of Russia's vast empire and provides insight into the rise of the Soviet Gulag as a key facet of economic and criminal policy on a far larger scale. A must read for all who wish to understand how Russia's social development differed from that of western European states. . .Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.” - CHOICE "We should thank Andrew Gentes for writing a fine, readable, theoretically informed book on this neglected subject." -Marshall Poe, University of Iowa "Andrew Gentes's worthy study examines the long evolution of the Russian prison system rather than just its final stages. His appraisal of the imprisonment and exile practices and prison reform contributes much to the history of Siberia as a Russian colony, and to the Russian legal system and its relationship to Western intellectual movements." -Matthew P. Romaniello, University of Hawai'i