History

Thou Shalt Kill: Revolutionary Terrorism in Russia, 1894-1917

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Price:
$80.00 / £58.00
ISBN:
Published:
Dec 31, 1995
1993
Pages:
388
Size:
7.75 x 10 in.
Illus:
22 halftones
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Anna Geifman examines the explosion of terrorist activity that took place in the Russian empire from the years just prior to the turn of the century through 1917, a period when over 17,000 people were killed or wounded by revolutionary extremists. On the basis of new research, she argues that a multitude of assassination attempts, bombings, ideologically motivated robberies, and incidents of armed assault, kidnapping, extortion, and blackmail for party purposes played a primary role in the revolution of 1905 and early twentieth-century Russian political history in general.