Voluntary Associations in Tsarist Russia: Science, Patriotism, and Civil Society
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Voluntary Associations in Tsarist Russia: Science, Patriotism, and Civil Society

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ISBN-13:
9780674032798
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.06.2009
Seiten:
366
Autor:
Joseph Bradley
Gewicht:
703 g
Format:
236x163x33 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

* Preface * List of Illustrations * Introduction: Russian Associations * European Societies and the State: Russia in Comparative Perspective * The Application of Science: The Free Economic Society and the Moscow Agricultural Society * The Quest for National Identity: The Russian Geographical Society * Patriotism and Useful Knowledge: The Society of Friends of Natural History * Government and the Public Trust: The Russian Technical Society and Education for Industry * Advocacy in the Public Sphere: Scientific Cognresses * Conclusion: An Unstable Partnership * List of Abbreviations * Notes * Index
On the eve of World War I, Russia, not known as a nation of joiners, had thousands of voluntary associations. This work examines the crucial role of voluntary associations in the development of civil society in Russia from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century.