British Humanitarian Activity in Russia, 1890-1923 - Kelly, Luke
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This book analyses the efforts of British civil society to help a Russia seen to be struggling between 1890 and the 1920s. Luke Kelly seeks to show why churches, pressure groups, charities, politicians and journalists came to promote religious and political liberty and to relieve the victims of famines in late-tsarist and early communist Russia. By focusing on the roles of Christian, Jewish and liberal interests in deploying humanitarian solutions, Kelly shows how humanitarianism developed 'from below', while also examining the growth of a broader humanitarian discourse in the context of the Anglo-Russian relationship.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book analyses the efforts of British civil society to help a Russia seen to be struggling between 1890 and the 1920s. Luke Kelly seeks to show why churches, pressure groups, charities, politicians and journalists came to promote religious and political liberty and to relieve the victims of famines in late-tsarist and early communist Russia. By focusing on the roles of Christian, Jewish and liberal interests in deploying humanitarian solutions, Kelly shows how humanitarianism developed 'from below', while also examining the growth of a broader humanitarian discourse in the context of the Anglo-Russian relationship.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-319-87969-7
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
  • Seitenzahl: 232
  • Erscheinungstermin: 31. August 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 210mm x 148mm x 12mm
  • Gewicht: 308g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319879697
  • ISBN-10: 3319879693
  • Artikelnr.: 55130218
Autorenporträt
Luke Kelly is Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Manchester, UK.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction: British Humanitarian Activity and Russia, c. 1890-1923.- 2. Humanitarian traditions and Russia's problems.- 3. Britain and the Russian Famine, 1891-2.- 4. Speaking up for Religious Freedom in Russia: Jewish and Christian humanitarianism.- 5. Humanitarian sympathy and national liberation.- 6. Britain and the Russian Famine, 1921-3.- 7. Conclusion.- Index