Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

(adj) of, resembling, or relating to twilight

3

Perhaps the glow at the horizon is neither of longer sunsets nor less sudden dawns, but is rather a protracted, constitutive ambiguity. Such crepuscularity we have all known, and will all know again.

Introduction (1) default author
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Perhaps the glow at the horizon is neither of longer sunsets nor less sudden dawns, but is rather a protracted, constitutive ambiguity. Such crepuscularity we have all known, and will all know again.

—p.3 Introduction (1) default author
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(noun) an authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree

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He populates his city by fiat, ordering merchants and nobles to relocate to the nascent metropolis

Peter the Great building St Petersburg (early 1700s)

The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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9 months, 3 weeks ago

He populates his city by fiat, ordering merchants and nobles to relocate to the nascent metropolis

Peter the Great building St Petersburg (early 1700s)

—p.6 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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(adjective) requiring immediate aid or action / (adjective) requiring or calling for much; demanding

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it is not their softening hearts that drives this. It is anxiety at waves of peasant riots and rebellions, and it is the exigencies of development

on Alexander II emancipating serfs in 1861

The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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it is not their softening hearts that drives this. It is anxiety at waves of peasant riots and rebellions, and it is the exigencies of development

on Alexander II emancipating serfs in 1861

—p.7 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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9 months, 3 weeks ago

having many varied parts or aspects; multifaceted

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he becomes ‘Tsar of All Russias’, head of a colossal and multifarious empire

The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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he becomes ‘Tsar of All Russias’, head of a colossal and multifarious empire

—p.7 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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9 months, 3 weeks ago

arranged (scales, sepals, plates, etc.) so that they overlap like roof tiles

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poverty drives them to seasonal labour in construction, mining, industry and commerce legal and illegal. Thus they become imbricated with the country’s small but growing working class.

on peasants

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poverty drives them to seasonal labour in construction, mining, industry and commerce legal and illegal. Thus they become imbricated with the country’s small but growing working class.

on peasants

—p.8 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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9 months, 3 weeks ago

difficult to control; unruly; irritable and quarrelsome

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The Marxists are a gaggle of émigrés, reprobates, scholars and workers, in a close weave of family, friendship and intellectual connections, political endeavour and polemic. They tangle in a fractious snarl.

The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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9 months, 3 weeks ago

The Marxists are a gaggle of émigrés, reprobates, scholars and workers, in a close weave of family, friendship and intellectual connections, political endeavour and polemic. They tangle in a fractious snarl.

—p.11 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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9 months, 3 weeks ago

a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians

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They have come up against a conundrum of left catechism: how does a movement go about being socialist in an unripe country with a weak and marginal capitalism, a vast and ‘backward’ peasantry, and a monarchy that has not had the decency to undergo its bourgeois revolution?

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9 months, 3 weeks ago

They have come up against a conundrum of left catechism: how does a movement go about being socialist in an unripe country with a weak and marginal capitalism, a vast and ‘backward’ peasantry, and a monarchy that has not had the decency to undergo its bourgeois revolution?

—p.14 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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(adjective) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing / (adjective) hardened in feelings / (adjective) resistant to persuasion or softening influences

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They are a close, loving family, and, given the tsar and tsarina’s obdurate myopia, they are utterly doomed.

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They are a close, loving family, and, given the tsar and tsarina’s obdurate myopia, they are utterly doomed.

—p.15 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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a feeling of offense or deep resentment

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But various fits of huff and dudgeon ensue on other issues

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But various fits of huff and dudgeon ensue on other issues

—p.16 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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(noun, Greek mythology) protective mantle of Zeus given to Athena

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In 1902, a police-union strike takes over the whole city of Odessa. Similar mass protests spread throughout south Russia the following year, and not all under the aegis of the authorities’ puppet bodies

The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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9 months, 3 weeks ago

In 1902, a police-union strike takes over the whole city of Odessa. Similar mass protests spread throughout south Russia the following year, and not all under the aegis of the authorities’ puppet bodies

—p.16 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) default author
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9 months, 3 weeks ago