A Concise History of Russia

A Concise History of Russia

Author: Paul Bushkovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521543231

Category: History

Page: 518

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Accessible to students, tourists, and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art, and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Mendeleev in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system, and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.

A Concise History of Modern Europe

A Concise History of Modern Europe

Author: David S. Mason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442205352

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 686

Highlighting the most important events, ideas, and individuals that shaped modern Europe, A Concise History of Modern Europe provides a readable, succinct history of the continent from the Enlightenment and the French Revolution to the present day. Avoiding a detailed, lengthy chronology, the book focuses on key events and ideas to explore the causes and consequences of revolutions—be they political, economic, or scientific; the origins and development of human rights and democracy; and issues of European identity. Any reader needing a broad overview of the sweep of European history since 1789 will find this book, published in a first edition under the title Revolutionary Europe, an engaging and cohesive narrative.

A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

Author: Richard Pipes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307788580

Category: History

Page: 464

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Richard Pipes's authoritative history of the "violent and disruptive acts" that created the first modern totalitarian regime portrays the crisis at the heart of the tsarist empire. Drawing on archival materials newly released in Russia, he chronicles the upheaval that began as a conservative revolt but was soon captured by messianic intellectuals intent not merely on reforming Russia but on remaking the world. He provides fresh accounts of the revolution's personalities and policies, crises, and cruelties, from the murder of the royal family through civil war, famine, and state terror. Brilliantly and persuasively, Pipes shows us why the resulting system owes less to the theories of Marx than it did to the character of Lenin and Russia's long authoritarian tradition. What ensues is a path-clearing work that is indispensable to any understanding of the events of the century.

The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

Author: Anthony Wood

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0582355591

Category: History

Page: 98

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A popular concise guide - one of the clearest available on the Russian Revolution.

The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

Author: Richard Pipes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679736603

Category: History

Page: 980

View: 701

A groundbreaking, inclusive history of the Russian Revolution for "those who want to discover what really happened to Russia" (The New York Times Book Review) A "monumental study" (Wall Street Journal), enthralling in its narrative of a movement whose purpose, in the words of Leon Trotsky, was "to overthrow the world," The Russian Revolution draws conclusions that have aroused great controversy. Richard Pipes argues convincingly that the Russian Revolution was an intellectual, rather than a class, uprising; that it was steeped in terror from its very outset; and that it was not a revolution at all but a coup d'etat—"the capture of governmental power by a small minority."

The Origins of the Russian Revolution, 1861-1917

The Origins of the Russian Revolution, 1861-1917

Author: Alan Wood

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415307341

Category: History

Page: 93

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Alan Wood provides a concise introduction to the Russian Revolution and its origins dating back to the emancipation of the Russian peasant serfs in 1861. The third edition of this successful pamphlet brings the historiography up to date to include the multitude of research in the last ten years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening up of the archives.

The Russian Revolution, 1900-1927

The Russian Revolution, 1900-1927

Author: Robert Service

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124183620

Category: History

Page: 154

View: 555

This popular, concise and approachable text discusses the key debates and themes surrounding the Russian Revolution. The expanded fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated in the light of the latest research, and now features a new scene-setting Introduction and maps.

The Russian Revolution, 1917-1945

The Russian Revolution, 1917-1945

Author: Anthony D'Agostino

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313386220

Category: History

Page: 171

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Despite the demise of Communism and the recognized horrors of the Stalin regime, many Russians are no longer embarrassed by the memory of the Stalin years. Instead, they find the Soviet dictator representative of Russian greatness and an inspiration in their attempt to overcome what Vladimir Putin has called "the greatest geopolitical disaster in history"---the partition of the Soviet Union. For students and scholars of the Russian Revolution, there are pivotal questions that merit careful, comprehensive consideration: Why did the Tsarist regime unravel in revolution? Why did the Bolsheviks come to power rather than some other party? How did Stalin---rather than a more popular and respected leader---win the mantle of Lenin and gain leadership of the ruling party? How should Stalin's regime be Judged by subsequent generations of Russians, and in the context of world history? In The Russian Revolution, 1917-1945, Anthony D'Agostino offers a fresh and concise review of all these questions. The book explores topics including the modernization of the Tsarist Russian state, the crisis of the World War I years, the revolutionary project of Soviet Communism, the nationalist transformation of Soviet Communism under International pressures, the "Big Drive" to modernize Russia by force, and the external threat of fascism.

Vladimir Lenin and the Russian Revolution

Vladimir Lenin and the Russian Revolution

Author: Elizabeth Schmermund

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766074149

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

View: 384

Ending a two-hundred-year tsarist regime and bringing communism to the masses, Vladimir Lenin changed not only Russia, but also the world’s political climate. Using source documents and photos, this text discusses the major events of the Russian Revolution and its consequences in a way that makes the concepts clear, concise, and interesting to students.

Russia

Russia

Author: Abraham Ascher

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132284022

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 475

This is a concise yet thoughtful guide to the complex and turbulent history of Russia and its people.

The Soviet Union

The Soviet Union

Author: Mark Edele

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119131175

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 214

An acclaimed historian explores the dynamic history of the twentieth century Soviet Union In ten concise and compelling chapters, The Soviet Union covers the entire Soviet Union experience from the years 1904 to 1991 by putting the focus on three major themes: warfare, welfare, and empire. Throughout the book, Mark Edele—a noted expert on the topic—clearly demonstrates that the Soviet Union was more than simply "Russia." Instead, it was a multi-ethnic empire. The author explains that there were many incarnations of Soviet society throughout its turbulent history, each one a representative of Soviet socialism. The text covers a wide range of topics: The end Romanov empire; The outbreak of World War I; The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917; The breakdown of the old empire and its re-constitution in the Civil War; The New Economic Policy; The rise of Stalin; The Soviet’s role in World War II; Post war normalization; and Gorbachev’s attempt to end the Cold War. The author also explores the challenges encountered by the successor states, their struggles with and against democracy, capitalism, authoritarianism, and war. This vital resource: Provides a concise overview of the history of the Soviet Union Includes information on the latest research that takes the broad view of the history of the Soviet Union and its place in world history Treats scholarly disagreements as part of the history of the influence of the Soviet Union on the course of the twentieth century Offers suggestion for further readings and a link to online primary sources Written for students of twentieth century Russia, the Russian Revolution, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War, and twentieth century World History, The Soviet Union: A Short History is a volume in the popular Wiley Short Histories series.