Rising Subjects : The 1905 Revolution and the Origins of Modern Polish Politics
Part of the Russian & East European Studies series
Rising Subjects explores the change of the public sphere in Russian Poland during the 1905 Revolution.
The 1905 Revolution was one of the few bottom-up political transformations and general democratizations in Polish history.
It was a popular rebellion fostering political participation of the working class.
The infringement of previously carefully guarded limits of the public sphere triggered a powerful conservative reaction among the commercial and landed elites, and frightened the intelligentsia.
Polish nationalists promised to eliminate the revolutionary "anarchy" and gave meaning to the sense of disappointment after the revolution.