Synopses & Reviews
This is an essential short guide to the Russian Revolution . Books in this Seminar Studies in History Series bridge the gap between textbook and general survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. Taking into account the wealth of new information since the collapse of the Soviet Union , David Marples examines the February Revolution, the October Revolution, the Civil War and includes an exploration of the role women played during these momentous events. For those interested in Russian history.
This study examines one of the key events in history, the Russian Revolution. Since the late Gorbachev period, a wealth of new material has become available to historians that has triggered intense scholarly debate on the nature of revolution. This timely new book takes account of the new scholarship, including - for example - the role of Lenin. It is argued that the intial flexibility of Lenin and the Bolshevik party allowed them to take power, but that the conduct of both changed considerably once they were obliged to take steps to maintain their authority.
This book charts the Febuary Revolution, the October Revolution, the Civil War and the main individuals involved, giving a remarkable degree of clarity to the tumultuous events in Russia whose consequences the world lived with for the rest of the twentieth century.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-144) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Series.
Note on Referencing System.
Note on Dating.
I. BACKGROUND. 1. Prelude to Revolution.
II. REVOLUTION AND WAR. 2. The March Revolution.
3. The November Revolution.
4. The Civil War.
III. ASSESSMENT. 5. Lenin's Achievements Failures.