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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It was known as 'the vast prison without a roof'. From the beginning of the nineteenth century to the Russian Revolution, the tsarist regime exiled more than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural Mountains to Siberia. Daniel Beer's new book, The House of the Dead, brings to life both the brutal realities of an inhuman system and the tragic and inspiring fates of those who endured it. This is the vividly told history of common criminals and political radicals, the victims of serfdom and village politics, the wives and children who followed husbands and fathers, and of fugitives and bounty-hunters. Siberia served two masters: colonisation and punishment. In theory, exiles would discover the virtues of self-reliance, abstinence and hard work and, in so doing, they would develop Siberia's natural riches and bind it more firmly to Russia. In reality, the autocracy banished an army not of hardy colonists but of half-starving, desperate vagabonds. The tsars also looked on Siberia as creating the ultimate political quarantine from the contagions of revolution. Generations of rebels - republicans, nationalists and socialists - were condemned to oblivion thousands of kilometres from European Russia. Over the nineteenth century, however, these political exiles transformed Siberia's mines, prisons and remote settlements into an enormous laboratory of revolution. This masterly work of original research taps a mass of almost unknown primary evidence held in Russian and Siberian archives to tell the epic story both of Russia's struggle to govern its monstrous penal colony and Siberia's ultimate, decisive impact on the political forces of the modern world
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beer, Daniel
Dewey number
957
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Siberia (Russia)
Target audience
adult
Label
The house of the dead : Siberian exile under the Tsars, Daniel Beer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-455) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Origins of Exile -- 2.The Boundary Post -- 3.Broken Swords -- 4.The Mines of Nerchinsk -- 5.The Decembrist Republic -- 6.Sybiracy -- 7.The Penal Fort -- 8.`In the Name of Freedom!' -- 9.General Cuckoo's Army -- 10.Sakhalin Island -- 11.The Lash -- 12.`Woe to the Vanquished!' -- 13.The Shrinking Continent -- 14.The Crucible
Control code
000057899263
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 487 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846145377
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016438212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP12797725
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)934606599
Label
The house of the dead : Siberian exile under the Tsars, Daniel Beer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-455) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Origins of Exile -- 2.The Boundary Post -- 3.Broken Swords -- 4.The Mines of Nerchinsk -- 5.The Decembrist Republic -- 6.Sybiracy -- 7.The Penal Fort -- 8.`In the Name of Freedom!' -- 9.General Cuckoo's Army -- 10.Sakhalin Island -- 11.The Lash -- 12.`Woe to the Vanquished!' -- 13.The Shrinking Continent -- 14.The Crucible
Control code
000057899263
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 487 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846145377
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016438212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP12797725
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)934606599

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