Tsereteli — A Democrat in the Russian Revolution

A Political Biography

  • Authors
  • W. H. Roobol

Part of the Studies in Social History book series (SISH, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. W. H. Roobol
    Pages 1-31
  3. W. H. Roobol
    Pages 32-65
  4. W. H. Roobol
    Pages 66-80
  5. W. H. Roobol
    Pages 81-182
  6. W. H. Roobol
    Pages 183-251
  7. W. H. Roobol
    Pages 252-257
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 258-273

About this book


About Tsereteli relatively little has been written in historical literature. A study of his political career fits well into the current, gradually widening interest in the men who were the losers in the Russian revolution. A biography of Tsereteli is certainly not out of place alongside S. H. Baron's biography of Plekhanov, I. Getzler's work on Martov and the biography of Aksel'rod by A. Ascher. While Plekhanov, Martov and Aksel'rod laid down the theoretical principles of Menshe­ vism, Tsereteli was certainly their superior in the field of practical politics. The quantity and quality of the available source material is un­ equally divided over the different periods of Tsereteli's life. There is very little more about his youth than the brief notes which he himself made much later in his life, and the recollections which Boris Niko­ laevskii and Tsereteli's sister Eliko noted down from things he said. There is quite a lot of material about the student movement in Moscow between I900 and I902, in which he took an active part, so that it is possible to get a good general picture. Since the students often acted anonymously, however, it is not easy to determine Tsereteli's role.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1044-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1042-9
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