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A Prison Without Walls?: Eastern Siberian Exile in the Last Years of Tsarism

Sarah Badcock


This book presents a snapshot of daily life for exiles and their dependants in eastern Siberia from the 1905 revolution up until the collapse of the Tsarist regime in 1917. This was an extraordinary period in Siberia’s history as a place of punishment. There was an unprecedented rise of Siberia’s penal use in this twelve-year window, and a dramatic increase in the number of exiles punished for political offences. This work focuses on the region of eastern Siberia, taking the regions of Irkutsk and Yakutsk in north-eastern Siberia as its focal points. Siberian exile was the antithesis of Foucau ... More

Keywords: exile, late Imperial Russia, punishment, prison and exile, Siberia, Irkutsk, Yakutsk, Russian revolution, social history, forced migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641550
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641550.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Badcock, author
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Nottingham