Fraternities, Dueling, and Student Honor

  • Rebecca Friedman


Soon after 19-year-old Ivan Belov arrived at St Petersburg University in the 1840s to begin his studies, he found himself in a student apartment, crowded with young men wearing orange, white, and black uniforms. At the sound of the command ‘Silentium!’ the chatter and laughter stopped abruptly, and the young men listened in silence as they were reminded of their collective responsibility to preserve their honor, ‘without blemish or reproach.’2


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  • Rebecca Friedman
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  1. 1.Florida International UniversityUSA

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