The Decembrist Pavel Pestel

Russia’s First Republican

  • Authors
  • Patrick O’Meara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Formative Years

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patrick O’Meara
      Pages 3-8
    3. Patrick O’Meara
      Pages 9-16
    4. Patrick O’Meara
      Pages 17-36
    5. Patrick O’Meara
      Pages 37-48
  3. In the Decembrist Secret Societies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Patrick O’Meara
      Pages 51-71
    3. Patrick O’Meara
      Pages 89-113
    4. Patrick O’Meara
      Pages 114-123
    5. Patrick O’Meara
      Pages 124-138
  4. From Aspiration to Retribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Patrick O’Meara
      Pages 161-184
    3. Patrick O’Meara
      Pages 185-195
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 196-234

About this book


Pavel Pestel (1793-1826) was the key figure in the Decembrist's Southern Society and author of Russian Justice , Russia's first republican manifesto. He was executed in St. Petersburg for his leading role in the 1825 conspiracy against Tsarist autocracy. This first comprehensive study of Pestel fills a major gap in the literature on nineteenth-century Russia. Focusing on his highly original manifesto, the book analyzes his ideological contribution to the Russian revolutionary movement, and re-appraises his controversial role in the Decembrist secret societies.


biography composition education English literature environment literature Polis revolution Russia Russian Russian revolution society

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-43078-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50460-8
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