Week 13 Peasant Life

Week 13 Peasant Life - Decembrist Revolt The First Modern...

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Unformatted text preview: Decembrist Revolt The First Modern Revolt Decembrist Revolt December 26, 1825 Not a well-planned revolt, easily put down Revolutionaries included officers in guards regiments, many of whom had served in the campaign against Napoleon Decembrists called for: The abolition of the autocracy The emancipation of the serfs A Constitution modeled after that of the U.S. Nicholas I made examples of them: executed 5, exiled more than 100 Nicholas I Nicholas I Autocracy, Orthodoxy, Nationality Third Section (Political or Secret Police) On Serfdom Russia reached its greatest creative heights while culturally suppressed Russian Romanticism Russian Culture During the Reign of Nicholas I Romanticism Characterized by an open revolt against French classicism and rationalism Showed an interest in and idealization of the past Was a movement encompassing all art forms Alexander Pushkin (1799-1836) Russias greatest national poet Foremost renowned as a poet; also wrote plays and short stories...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course RUSS 2211 taught by Professor Vicks,mega during the Fall '05 term at Colorado.

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Week 13 Peasant Life - Decembrist Revolt The First Modern...

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