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Russian Revolution a Very Short Introduction

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Publisher Comments:

This concise, accessible introduction provides an analytical narrative of the main events and developments in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1936. It examines the impact of the revolution on society as a whole--on different classes, ethnic groups, the army, men and women, youth. Its central concern is to understand how one structure of domination was replaced by another. The book registers the primacy of politics, but situates political developments firmly in the context of massive economic, social, and cultural change. Since the fall of Communism there has been much reflection on the significance of the Russian Revolution. The book rejects the currently influential, liberal interpretation of the revolution in favor of one that sees it as rooted in the contradictions of a backward society which sought modernization and enlightenment and ended in political tyranny.

Synopsis:

This introduction to the Russian Revolution provides a narrative of the main developments between 1917 and 1936. It rejects the liberal interpretation in favour of seeing the process as a the result of a backward society which sought modernization and ended in political tyranny.

About the Author

Stephen Smith is Professor of History at the University of Essex. He works on the social history of the Russian and Chinese revoltuions and is author of Red Petrograd: Revolution in the Factories, 1917-1918 (Cambridge University Press, 1983), and A Road is Made: Communism in Shanghai, 1920-27 (Curzon Press, 2000).

Table of Contents

1. The February Revolution and Provisional Government

2. Social Polarization and the Crisis of Power

3. Politics in the Civil War

4. Society and Economy in the Civil War

5. NEP Economy and Politics

6. NEP Culture and Society

Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192853950
Author:
Smith, Stephen
Author:
Smith, S. A.
Author:
Smith, Stephen
Author:
null, S. A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
History, World | Russia
Subject:
Former Soviet Union
Subject:
History, World | Russia and Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Soviet Union History Revolution, 1917-
Subject:
Soviet Union History 1917-1936.
Subject:
History, World | Russia & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
63
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
numerous halftones
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
4.400 x 7.000 in 0.344 lb

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