Peter Kropotkin

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Peter Kropotkin
Kropotkin Nadar.jpg
Kropotkin, by Nadar
Born(1842-12-09)December 9, 1842
Moscow, Russia
DiedFebruary 8, 1921(1921-02-08) (aged 78)
Dmitrov, Russia

Prince Peter (Pyotr) Alexeyevich Kropotkin (Russian: Пётр Алексе́евич Кропо́ткин) (9 December 1842 - 8 February 1921) was one of Russia's most important anarchists and one of the first advocates of anarchist communism. Because of his title of prince and his fame as an anarchist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he was known by some as "the Anarchist Prince".

Early Life[change | change source]

Born Peter Alexeyevich Kropotkin, the son of a Russian prince, Aleksey Petrovich Kropotkin and Yekaterina Nikolaevna Sulima. Four years, in 1846, after his birth Kropotkin's mother would die of tuberculosis. Kropotkin's father would then, two years later remarry to a woman named Yelizaveta Mar'kovna Korandino.[1]

Books[change | change source]

  • Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution (1955 paperback (reprinted 2005), includes Kropotkin's 1914 preface, Foreword and Bibliography by Ashley Montagu, and The Struggle for Existence, by Thomas H. Huxley ed.). Boston: Extending Horizons Books, Porter Sargent Publishers. ISBN 0-87558-024-6. External link in |publisher= (help) Project Gutenberg e-text, Project LibriVox audiobook
  • The Conquest of Bread Project Gutenberg e-text, Project LibriVox audiobook
  • Fields, Factories and Workshops
  • P.Kropotkin, In Russian and French Prisons, London: Ward and Downey; 1887.
  • Memoirs of a Revolutionist, London : Smith, Elder; 1899. Kropotkin's own memoirs, which were also published in the United States in the same year and have appeared in a number of modern editions.
  • The Great French Revolution, 1789-1793, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, London, William Heinemann, 1909, translated from the French by N.F. Dryhurst. e-text (in French)
  • Russian Literature: Ideals and Realities (New York: A. A. Knopf, 1915). Available online at the Anarchy Archives,[2]
  • Ethics (unfinished). Included as first part of Origen y evolución de la moral (Spanish e-text)
  • In Russian and French Prisons. Online book. A criticism of the existence of prisons.

Articles[change | change source]

  • "Research on the Ice age", Notices of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society, 1876.
  • "The desiccation of Eur-Asia", Geographical Journal, 23 (1904), 722-741.
  • Mr. Mackinder; Mr. Ravenstein; Dr. Herbertson; Prince Kropotkin; Mr. Andrews; Cobden Sanderson; Elisée Reclus, "On Spherical Maps and Reliefs: Discussion", The Geographical Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3. (Sep., 1903), pp. 294–299, JSTOR
  • "Baron Toll", The Geographical Journal, Vol. 23, No. 6. (Jun., 1904), pp. 770–772, JSTOR
  • "The population of Russia", The Geographical Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2. (Aug., 1897), pp. 196–202, JSTOR
  • "The old beds of the Amu-Daria", The Geographical Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3. (Sep., 1898), pp. 306–310, JSTOR

Pamphlets[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Peter Kropotkin". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  2. Russian Literature: Ideals and Realities entry at the Anarchy Archives

Other websites[change | change source]