Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1974. Hardcover. Black cloth/boards with metallic red lettering. Color-illus. dj with black lettering. 380 pp. with 18 bw images and one map. A good general copy with no glaring wear but with lightly warped boards, a worn but protective dj, and foxing to page edges when closed. Internally very clean and tight. Item #149316
Selections from the memoirs of 8 leading participants in the aborive insurrection of December 14, 1825 among the Russian upper classes against the Tsarist autocracy. The first extensive translation in any Western European language of the eye-witness accounts. Covers every stage, from the clandestine beginnings, through the ill-fated revolt, to the trial, imprisonment, and exile. Often seen as a preface to the Russian Revolution.
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