The Resource The house of the dead : Siberian exile under the tsars, Daniel Beer

The house of the dead : Siberian exile under the tsars, Daniel Beer

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The house of the dead : Siberian exile under the tsars
Title
The house of the dead
Title remainder
Siberian exile under the tsars
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Beer
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The House of the Dead is a history of Siberia with a focus on the last four tsars (1801-1917). Daniel Beer explores the massive penal colony that became an incubator for the radicalism of revolutionaries who would one day rule Russia"--
  • "It was known as 'the vast prison without a roof.' From the beginning of the nineteenth century until the Russian Revolution, the tsars exiled more than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural Mountains to Siberia. Daniel Beer illuminates both the brutal realities of this inhuman system and the tragic and inspiring fates of those who endured it. Here are the vividly told stories of petty criminals and mass murderers, bookish radicals and violent terrorists, fugitives and bounty hunters, and the innocent women and children who followed their husbands and fathers into exile. Siberia was intended to serve not only as a dumping ground for criminals but also as a colony. Just as exile would purge Russia of its villains so too would it purge villains of their vices. In theory, Russia's most unruly criminals would be transformed into hardy frontiersmen and settlers. But in reality, the system peopled Siberia with an army of destitute and desperate vagabonds who visited a plague of crime on the indigenous population. Even the aim of securing law and order in the rest of the Empire met with disaster: Expecting Siberia also to provide the ultimate quarantine against rebellion, the tsars condemned generations of republicans, nationalists and socialists to oblivion thousands of kilometers from Moscow. Over the nineteenth century, however, these political exiles transformed Siberia's mines, settlements and penal forts into a virtual laboratory of revolution. Exile became the defining experience for the men and women who would one day rule the Soviet Union. Unearthing a treasure trove of new archival evidence, this masterly and original work tells the epic story of Russia's struggle to govern its prison continent and Siberia's own decisive influence on the political forces of the modern world." -- Publisher's description
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Beer, Daniel
Dewey number
364.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9712
LC item number
.B44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Exiles
  • Political prisoners
  • Penal colonies
  • Convict labor
  • Revolutionaries
  • Convict labor
  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Exiles
  • Penal colonies
  • Political prisoners
  • Revolutionaries
  • Social conditions
  • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
  • HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology
  • Siberia (Russia)
  • Siberia (Russia)
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
The house of the dead : Siberian exile under the tsars, Daniel Beer
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bell of Uglich -- Origins of exile -- The boundary post -- Broken swords -- The mines of Nerchinsk -- The Decembrist Republic -- Sybiracy -- The penal fort -- "In the name of freedom!" -- General Cuckoo's army -- Sakhalin Island -- The lash -- "Woe to the vanquished!" -- The shrinking continent -- The crucible -- Red Siberia
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxii, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307958907
Lccn
2016009610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947953988
  • 722247
  • (OCoLC)ocn947953988
  • 722247
Label
The house of the dead : Siberian exile under the tsars, Daniel Beer
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bell of Uglich -- Origins of exile -- The boundary post -- Broken swords -- The mines of Nerchinsk -- The Decembrist Republic -- Sybiracy -- The penal fort -- "In the name of freedom!" -- General Cuckoo's army -- Sakhalin Island -- The lash -- "Woe to the vanquished!" -- The shrinking continent -- The crucible -- Red Siberia
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxii, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307958907
Lccn
2016009610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947953988
  • 722247
  • (OCoLC)ocn947953988
  • 722247

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