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Civil Society and Academic Debate in Russia 1905–1914$
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David Wartenweiler

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198207825

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207825.001.0001

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Academics, Politics, and Enlightenment after 1905

Academics, Politics, and Enlightenment after 1905

(p.127) 4 Academics, Politics, and Enlightenment after 1905
Civil Society and Academic Debate in Russia 1905–1914

David Wartenweiler

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses academics, politics, and enlightenment after 1905, examining the disillusionment with those in power, on issues from politics to education; academics and popular education; and two projects for a ‘free school’ during 1905 and 1911. The failure to reach agreement on a government with a strong representation from Russia's educated society in early 1906, and the dissolution of the first Duma in July 1906, showed that the old elite would continue to control much of the reformed political process. Meanwhile, the neutral ground of cultural enlightenment presented an area where the liberal professoriate, the majority of whom were wary of political involvement, could find an outlet for their creative social energies. Under the name ‘free academy’ the idea of a free institution of learning as an academic force resurfaced in the wake of mass resignations from Moscow University in 1911.

Keywords:   academics, politics, enlightenment, education, Moscow University

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