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2021 | 13 | 2 | 9-32

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The pattern of an urban revolution. The case of the Kingdom of Poland at the time of the 1905 Revolution


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The 1905 Revolution was the great socio-political phenomenon which can be interpreted in many different ways. One of the most important aspects of the 1905 Revolution is its urban character. Especially in Russian Poland, the Western frontier of the Empire, the Revolution was the crucial point in the development of modern public spheres. It was also the time when relations between different social actors were reshaped in the new way. By using sources like press and memoirs the author examines the 1905 Revolution in the Kingdom of Poland as the urban revolution. Then, he analyzes how the feeling of agency between the members of the Polish urban intelligentsia that emerged during that time and made urban issues much more important in the public discourse. Finally, the author lists the political threats and system limitations that people who wanted to reform cities had to face.


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