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The odd man Karakozov : Imperial Russia, modernity, and the birth of terrorism, Claudia Verhoeven

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The odd man Karakozov : Imperial Russia, modernity, and the birth of terrorism
Title
The odd man Karakozov
Title remainder
Imperial Russia, modernity, and the birth of terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Verhoeven
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On April 4, 1866, just as Alexander II stepped out of Saint Petersburg's Summer Garden and onto the boulevard, a young man named Dmitry Karakozov pulled out a pistol and shot at the tsar. He missed, but his "unheard-of act" changed the course of Russian history-and gave birth to the revolutionary political violence known as terrorism. Based on clues pulled out of the pockets of Karakozov's peasant disguise, investigators concluded that there had been a conspiracy so extensive as to have sprawled across the entirety of the Russian empire and the European continent. Karakozov was said to have been a member of "The Organization," a socialist network at the center of which sat a secret cell of suicide-assassins: "Hell." It is still unclear how much of this "conspiracy" theory was actually true, but of the thirty-six defendants who stood accused during what was Russia's first modern political trial, all but a few were exiled to Siberia, and Karakozov himself was publicly hanged on September 3, 1866. Because Karakozov was decidedly strange, sick, and suicidal, his failed act of political violence has long been relegated to a footnote of Russian history. In The Odd Man Karakozov, however, Claudia Verhoeven argues that it is precisely this neglected, exceptional case that sheds a new light on the origins of terrorism. The book not only demonstrates how the idea of terrorism first emerged from the reception of Karakozov's attack, but also, importantly, what was really at stake in this novel form of political violence, namely, the birth of a new, modern political subject. Along the way, in characterizing Karakozov's as an essentially modernist crime, Verhoeven traces how his act profoundly impacted Russian culture, including such touchstones as Repin's art and Dostoevsky's literature. By looking at the history that produced Karakozov and, in turn, the history that Karakozov produced, Verhoeven shows terrorism as a phenomenon inextricably linked to the foundations of the modern world: capitalism, enlightened law and scientific reason, ideology, technology, new media, and above all, people's participation in politics and in the making of history
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
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1972-
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Verhoeven, Claudia
Dewey number
947.08/1092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK219.6.K28
LC item number
V47 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Karakozov, Dmitrīĭ Vladimīrovich
  • Alexander
  • Terrorism
  • Political violence
  • Russia
  • Alexander
  • Karakozov, Dmitrīĭ Vladimīrovich
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Attempted assassination
  • Political violence
  • Terrorism
  • Russia
Label
The odd man Karakozov : Imperial Russia, modernity, and the birth of terrorism, Claudia Verhoeven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the files of the Karakozov case : the virtual birth of terrorism -- The real Rakhmetov : the image of the revolutionary after Karakozov -- "A life for the Tsar" : tsaricide in the age of mechanical reproduction -- Raskolnikov, Karakozov, and the etiology of a "new word" -- Armiak; or, "So many things in an overcoat!" -- "Factual propaganda," an autopsy; or, The morbid origins of April 4, 1866 -- The head of the tsaricide -- Conclusion : the point of April 4, 1866
Control code
726824196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460289
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rptp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824196
Label
The odd man Karakozov : Imperial Russia, modernity, and the birth of terrorism, Claudia Verhoeven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the files of the Karakozov case : the virtual birth of terrorism -- The real Rakhmetov : the image of the revolutionary after Karakozov -- "A life for the Tsar" : tsaricide in the age of mechanical reproduction -- Raskolnikov, Karakozov, and the etiology of a "new word" -- Armiak; or, "So many things in an overcoat!" -- "Factual propaganda," an autopsy; or, The morbid origins of April 4, 1866 -- The head of the tsaricide -- Conclusion : the point of April 4, 1866
Control code
726824196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460289
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rptp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824196

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