Origins of the Russian Intelligentsia: The Eighteenth-century Nobility

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Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966 - History - 248 pages
Marc Raeff investigates the early development of the Russian intelligentsia, a unique social and political force that was instrumental in westernizing its country and fermenting the revolutionary movement.

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This is a superb book. It was already a classic when I was in college circa 1970, and I wish I'd read it then (as a Russian major) -- it explains so much that I've had to pick up in bits and pieces as ... Read full review


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MARC RAEFF, the Boris Bakhmeteff Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at Columbia University, is a scholar of pre-revolutionary Russia. His books include Understanding Imperial Russia, Origins of the Russian Intelligentsia, The Well-Ordered Police State, and Russian Abroad.

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