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Russian Rebels, 1600-1800: Four Great Rebellions Which Shook the Russian State in the Seventeenth (Norton Library)

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Publisher Comments:

"Paul Avrich's latest book is an admirable blend of serious scholarship and appealing writing. His purpose is to tell the story of popular uprisings in Russia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with particular emphasis on those led by Bolotnikov, Razin, Bulavin, and Pugachev. To do so, he has made careful and intelligent use of a large body of published materials and from them has woven a lively and engrossing narrative. More than that, drawing on the previous work of Hobsbawm and others, he has offered perceptive explanations of the outbreak, course, and outcome of each revolt. Throughout the work, the author compares the principal revolts and searches, above all, for a general characterization of the tradition of mass revolt in premodern Russia." --Robert O. Crummey, Yale University in

Synopsis:

The aim of this book is to unravel the tangled story of the four revolts, to examine their nature, course, and outcome, and to analyze their ultimate historical significance. Who were the rebels? What were their motives, social origins, and modes of behavior? What did they want and what did they achieve? Such are the questions this work will try to answer. Comparisons between the revolts will be made throughout the text, and especially in the concluding section of each chapter, while a final chapter will evaluate the overall significance of the revolts and their impact on the subsequent history of Russia. In particular, an effort will be made to determine the extent to which they foreshadowed the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, which so profoundly affected the course of contemporary history.

Synopsis:

This is one of the few books in a Western language devoted to the social history of the dispossessed and disaffected masses in Russia before the nineteenth century...An intelligent rendering of the social history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393008364
Author:
Avrich, Paul
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Revolutions
Subject:
Russia History 1689-1801.
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Revolutions - Russia
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Norton Library Paperback
Series Volume:
N836
Publication Date:
19761131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.15x4.95x.77 in. .77 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393008364 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The aim of this book is to unravel the tangled story of the four revolts, to examine their nature, course, and outcome, and to analyze their ultimate historical significance. Who were the rebels? What were their motives, social origins, and modes of behavior? What did they want and what did they achieve? Such are the questions this work will try to answer. Comparisons between the revolts will be made throughout the text, and especially in the concluding section of each chapter, while a final chapter will evaluate the overall significance of the revolts and their impact on the subsequent history of Russia. In particular, an effort will be made to determine the extent to which they foreshadowed the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, which so profoundly affected the course of contemporary history.
"Synopsis" by , This is one of the few books in a Western language devoted to the social history of the dispossessed and disaffected masses in Russia before the nineteenth century...An intelligent rendering of the social history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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