Life in a penal battalion of the Imperial Russian Army

N.T. Iziumchenko (Author), Peter Brock (Author), John L.H. Keep (Author)

Over dit boek

  • Type: Book: Non-fiction
  • Subtitel: the Tolstoyan N.T. Iziumchenko's story
  • Uitgever: William Sessions Ltd
  • Land: United Kingdom
  • Plaats: York
  • ISBN: 1850722617
  • Taal: English
  • Pagina's: 63
  • Locatie: 6.1.3 - 6.1.7

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Published here for the first time in English, this document provides a unique account by a young peasant conscript in the Imperial Russian army-and follower of the pacifist teaching of the great Russian novelist Leo Talstoy-who was sentenced to serve two years in a penal battalion as a result of his refusal to bear arms. N. T. Iziumchenko's narrative points to an alternative tradition of non-violent protest against injustice and commitment to universal values. It shows that in Russia such sentiments were by no means confined to the westernized intelligensia but had authentic popular roots.