By K.A. Papmehl
This research is an accelerated and revised model of a thesis authorized for the Ph. D. measure by way of the college of London in 1965. My honest thank you visit Dr. Bertha Malnick, previously of the college of Slavonic and East ecu stories, for her necessary recommendation, feedback, and inspire ment. many of the fabric utilized in Chapters 3 and 4 has been released past within the Slavonic & East ecu evaluate, and i'm thankful to the Editors of that magazine for his or her style permission to attract on it for the current goal. such a lot of my learn was once conducted within the libraries of the British Museum and of the college of Slavonic and East eu experiences, and that i desire to thank the various contributors of the workers of either those associations who facilitated my labours. My thank you additionally visit the women of York college Secretarial prone serious about getting ready the manuscript for the click. eventually, i have to recognize the significant debt of gratitude lowe to my spouse, with out whose co-operation the total venture may possibly by no means have materialised. The accountability for all critiques expressed during this ebook and for all its shortcomings is solely my very own. Toronto, Canada December 1970 creation The eighteenth century for Russia marks the transition from the medieval (i. e. non secular) to the fashionable eu (i. e.
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IT Sb. , XLVIII, p. 559, and the memorandum from the College of Foreign Affairs to the College of Commerce, dated 24 June 1763 and signed by M. Vorontsov and Prince Alexander Golitsyn. (Arkhiv. kn. , 1875, p. ) 8. It was reproduced by Bartenev in Vosmnadtsatyi Vek, (The Eighteenth Century), Book 3, p. 392. •• Sb. , VII, p. 318. 38 EROSION OF OLD ATTITUDES This legislative item, strictly speaking, is not concerned with freedom of expression within the country, being directed exclusively at books imported from abroad.
XVI, No. 11,843 . • 5 Cf. V. A. Bil'basov, Istoriya Yekateriny Vtoroy, (History of Catherine the Second), II, Berlin, 1900, pp. 292ff. Catherine, in one of her notes, referred to this decree as "the Manifesto on Silence" (0 molchanil). EROSION OF OLD ATTITUDES 37 evident that the "improper philosophising" had reached quite serious proportions. If the method chosen to deal with it in this case resembles in its crudity some similar acts of earlier governments,66 it differs from them in tone - which is decidedly milder, if possibly more obscure - and in the absence of severe sanctions.
1955, p. 8. '8 To avoid confusion of terms it is necessary to explain that the term "public lectures" referred to the lectures delivered before the students as a part of the ordinary curriculum, whereas "private" lectures, for which the professors were allowed to charge their own fees, were open to anyone interested outside the University. (Shevyryov, p. 15; Solov'yov, Istoriya Rossii ... , 1965), p. 555; also cf. A. Kizevetter, "Moskovskiy Universitet", in Moskovskiy Universitet 1755-1930, (Moscow University 1755-1930), Paris, 1930, pp.
Freedom of Expression in Eighteenth Century Russia by K.A. Papmehl