Primary Sources

Political Philosophy

Berdyaev, Nikolas. The Russian Idea. Andesite Press, 2017. ISBN: 9781376214499. 

Chicherin, B.N. Liberty, Equality, and the Market: Essays by B.N. Chicherin. Edited and translated by G.M. Hamburg. Yale University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780300072327. [Preview with Google Books]

Herzen, Alexander. My Past and Thoughts. University of California Press, 1982. ISBN: 9780520042100. [Preview with Google Books]

Lavrov, Peter. Historical Letters. Edited and translated by James P. Scanlan. University of California Press, 1967. ISBN: 9780520011366.

McNally, Raymond T., and Richard Tempest, eds. Philosophical Works of Peter Chaadaev. Springer, 2012. ISBN: 9789401053969. [Preview with Google Books]

Nechayev, Sergei. “The Catechism of the Revolution.” In Apostles of Revolution. Edited by Max Nomad. Collier, 1961. 

 Rozanov, V. V. Fallen Leaves: Translated from the Russian. Mandrake Press, 1929. (Odd work by religious conservative with idiosyncratic views.)

Shcherbatov, M. M. On the Corruption of Morals in Russia. Edited and translated with an introduction and notes by A. Lentin. Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780521105248. (Reactionary monarchist, proto-Slavophile account by 18th-century polemicist.)

Shragin, Boris, and Albert Todd, eds. Landmarks: A Collection of Essays on the Russian Intelligentsia—1909. Translated by Marian Schwartz. Routledge, 1977. ISBN: 9780918294005. (Important essays by the Vekhi group of mystical-religious-political thinkers in the late imperial period.)

Solovyev, Vladimir. Lectures on Godmanhood. Dennis Dobson, 1948. ISBN: 9780234770474. 

— — —. Russia and the Universal Church. Translated by Herbert Rees. Centenary Press, 1948.

Stepniak, S. The Career of a Nihilist: A Novel. Walter Scott, 1889. (The pseudonym of S.M. Kravchinskiĭ.)

— — —. King Stork and King Log: A Study of Modern Russia, Volume I. Downey & Co., 1896.

— — —. King Stork and King Log: A Study of Modern Russia, Volume II. Downey & Co., 1896.

— — —. The Russian Peasantry: Their Agrarian Condition, Social Life and Religion. Harper & Brothers, 1888.

— — —. The Russian Storm­-Cloud, or, Russia in her Relations to Neighbouring Countries. Swan Sonnenschein and Co., 1886.

— — —. Underground Russia: Revolutionary Profiles and Sketches from Life. Preface by Peter Lavroff. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1892.

Tolstoy, Leo. Tolstoy’s Writings on Civil Disobedience and Non-Violence. Peter Owen, 1968. ISBN: 9780720687019. 

Za sto let (1800–­1896) Sbornik po istorii politicheskikh i obshchestvennykh dvizheniĭ v Rossii. In two parts: Compiled by V. L. Burtsev, with the editorial participation of S. M. Kravchinsky (Stepniak). Facsimile Publisher, 2015.

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