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Voluntary Associations in Tsarist Russia

Science, Patriotism, and Civil Society

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$74.00 • £59.95 • €66.50

ISBN 9780674032798

Publication Date: 06/30/2009


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

25 halftones


  • Preface
  • Illustrations*
  • Introduction: Russian Associations
  • 1. European Societies and the State: Russia in Comparative Perspective
  • 2. The Application of Science: The Free Economic Society and the Moscow Agricultural Society
  • 3. The Quest for National Identity: The Russian Geographical Society
  • 4. Patriotism and Useful Knowledge: The Society of Friends of Natural History
  • 5. Government and the Public Trust: The Russian Technical Society and Education for Industry
  • 6. Advocacy in the Public Sphere: Scientific Congresses
  • Conclusion: An Unstable Partnership
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • 2.1. Count Jacob Johann Sievers
    • 2.2. Logo of the Free Economic Society
    • 2.3. A. T. Bolotov
    • 2.4. S. A. Maslov
    • 2.5. Countess Sof’ia Stroganova
    • 3.1. Admiral F. P. Litke
    • 3.2. K. E. Baer
    • 3.3. Meeting of RGO
    • 3.4. N. I. Nadezhdin
    • 3.5. Fiftieth Anniversary Meeting of RGO
    • 4.1. A. P. Bogdanov
    • 4.2. G. E. Shchurovskii
    • 4.3. Polytechnical Exposition, 1872: Kerchief
    • 4.4. General N. V. Isakov
    • 4.5. Polytechnical Exposition, 1872: Army Pavilion
    • 4.6. Polytechnical Museum
    • 5.1. Electricity Exhibition
    • 5.2. E. N. Andreev
    • 5.3. A. G. Nebolsin
    • 5.4. Displays of Manual Training Classes of RTO
    • 6.1. First Congress of Russian Naturalists
    • 6.2. Sixth Congress of Russian Naturalists
    • 6.3. Employees of the Department of Police, 1892
    • 6.4. Ninth Pirogov Congress of Russian Physicians, 1904
    • 6.5. Session of the Pirogov Congress of Russian Physicians, 1913

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