The Decembrist Pavel Pestel : Russia's First Republican

The Decembrist Pavel Pestel : Russia's First Republican

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  • 言語 ENG
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Pavel Pestel (1793-1826) was the key figure in the Decembrist's Southern Society and author of Russian Justice , Russia's first republican manifesto. He was executed in St. Petersburg for his leading role in the 1825 conspiracy against Tsarist autocracy. This first comprehensive study of Pestel fills a major gap in the literature on nineteenth-century Russia. Focusing on his highly original manifesto, the book analyzes his ideological contribution to the Russian revolutionary movement, and re-appraises his controversial role in the Decembrist secret societies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   ix
A Note on the Text x
Part I The Formative Years 1 (48)
1. The Roots of Decembrism 3 (6)
2. Education and Upbringing 9 (8)
Parentage 9 (2)
Childhood 11 (2)
At the Corps of Pages 13 (4)
3. Military service 17 (20)
In Western Europe 18 (2)
At Second Army HQ 20 (9)
Colonel of the Vyatka Infantry 29 (8)
4. The Political and Social Environment 37 (12)
Family, faith and freemasonry 37 (6)
Politics, society and ideology 43 (6)
Part II In the Decembrist Secret Societies 49 (90)
5. Pestel and the Decembrist Movement 51 (21)
The Union of Salvation 51 (5)
The Union of Welfare in Tulchin 56 (5)
St Petersburg meeting: January 1820 61 (5)
Moscow Congress, May 1821 66 (6)
6. Ideologist of the Decembrist Movement: 72 (17)
Russian justice
Genesis and composition 73 (6)
Pestel's agenda 79 (5)
Pestel's Russian style 84 (2)
Assessments of Russian justice 86 (3)
7. In the Southern Society 89 (25)
Formation: from the Union of Welfare to 89 (7)
the Southern Society
Organisation and structures 96 (4)
Recruitment 100(2)
Aims of the Southern Society 102(4)
Pestel's influence 106(8)
8. Pestel and the Northern society 114(10)
The liabilities of disunity 114(4)
In St Petersburg 118(3)
Pestel after St Petersburg 121(3)
9. The Polish Connection 124(15)
First contacts with the Polish Patriotic 125(4)
society
Formal negotiations and Pestel's role 129(7)
Last attempts to reach agreement 136(3)
Part III From Aspiration to Retribution 139(57)
10. The Planned Coup d'騁at and Provisional 141(20)
Government
The fate of the imperial family 142(2)
The 'cohorte perdue' 144(3)
The Bobruisk and Belotserkov plans 147(1)
Pestel's role 148(3)
The planned coup 151(3)
The provisional revolutionary government 154(4)
Pestel's crisis' 158(3)
11. Arrest, Investigation and Sentence 161(24)
Pestel's arrest 161(8)
The 'arrest' of Russian Justice 169(2)
Under investigation 171(6)
Pestel's execution 177(8)
12. Pestel and the Roots of Russian 185(11)
Republicanism
Pestel as revolutionary 185(4)
Settling of accounts 189(2)
Conclusion 191(5)
Notes 196(28)
Bibliography 224(5)
Index 229