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Among Russian Sects and Revolutionists free pdf In his lifetime Prince Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Khilkov (1857-1914) became known in a number of seemingly contradictory roles and contexts: courageous officer, Tolstoyan, defender of the oppressed, leader of the Dukhobor exodus, revolutionary terrorist and returning Orthodox prodigal. Born into one of Russia's ancient aristocratic families, with close links to the court, he chose an unexpected path that led him deep into the Russian countryside and brought him to the very edge of the Empire. Renouncing a brilliant military career, he gave up almost all his land to the peasants and settled on a small farm at Pavlovki, Khar'kov province. There, his support for peasants at variance with local landowners and the Church brought him into conflict with authority, both civil and ecclesiastical, and led to his exile, firstly among religious dissidents in Transcaucasia and later among political emigres in Switzerland. Using a wide range of often obscure published sources, this book explores Khilkov's extraordinary life through his autobiographical notes and the accounts of many who knew him, among them Lev Tolstoi and his disciples, the Marxist Vladimir Bonch-Bruevich, fellow members of the Socialist Revolutionary Party and the Orthodox clergy who guided him back to the Church.

About Graham Camfield

Graham Camfield graduated in Russian Studies from the University of Leeds. He is currently Collection Development Manager at the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he has worked for nearly forty years. His principal research interest is in Russian sectarianism of the nineteenth century.

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Author : Graham Camfield
Publisher : Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Data Published : 31 July 2015
ISBN : 3034319592
EAN : 9783034319591
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 290 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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