In the name of freedom: autocracy, serfdom, and suicide in Russia.
Slavonic and East European Review
The 1828 suicide of Grigorii Miasnikov in the small provincial town of Arzamas proved so controversial that it came to the attention of Tsar Nicholas I. Drawing on extensive archival sources, this article explores the meanings of this suicide from the perspective of both its ‘author’ and its subsequent ‘audiences’, including local authorities, the secret police and later memoirists and historians. The case study provides the basis for a broader investigation into the cultural, political, and social history of early-nineteenth-century Russia.
|Title:||In the name of freedom: autocracy, serfdom, and suicide in Russia|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Published by Maney Publishing|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > SSEES|
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