Mothers and Daughters: Women of the Intelligentsia in Nineteenth-Century Russia

TitleMothers and Daughters: Women of the Intelligentsia in Nineteenth-Century Russia
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1983
AuthorsEngel, Barbara Alpern
Number of Pages230
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityCambridge
Abstract

The author presents here a study of the social and cultural origins of female radicalism in nineteenth-century Russia. She examines the forces that prompted hundreds of women to rebel against their family roles, the factors that shaped their radical activity and thought, and the ways in which the circumstances of their rebellion influenced their attitudes toward private as well as public life. During this period, Russian women were more numerous and more prominent in social and political movements than were women elsewhere in Europe. By analyzing the biographies of hundreds of these women, the author attempts to explain the sources of their prominence as well as the legacy they left for future generations.

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