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The Resource Russia in revolution : an Empire in crisis, 1890 to 1928, S.A. Smith

Russia in revolution : an Empire in crisis, 1890 to 1928, S.A. Smith

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Russia in revolution : an Empire in crisis, 1890 to 1928
Title
Russia in revolution
Title remainder
an Empire in crisis, 1890 to 1928
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S.A. Smith
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eng
Summary
The Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally, and also profoundly affected the course of world history for the rest of the twentieth century. Now, to mark the centenary of this epochal event, historian Steve Smith presents a panoramic account of the history of the Russian empire, from the last years of the nineteenth century, through the First World War and the revolutions of 1917 and the establishment of the Bolshevik regime, to the end of the 1920s, when Stalin simultaneously unleashed violent collectivization of agriculture and crash industrialization upon Russian society. Drawing on recent archivally-based scholarship, Russia in Revolution pays particular attention to the varying impact of the Revolution on the various groups that made up society: peasants, workers, non-Russian nationalities, the army, women and the family, young people, and the Church. 0In doing so, it provides a fresh way into the big, perennial questions about the Revolution and its consequences: why did the attempt by the tsarist government to implement political reform after the 1905 Revolution fail; why did the First World War bring about the collapse of the tsarist system; why did the attempt to create a democratic system after the February Revolution of 1917 not get off the ground; why did the Bolsheviks succeed in seizing and holding on to power; why did they come out victorious from a punishing civil war; why did the New Economic Policy they introduced in 1921 fail; and why did Stalin come out on top in the power struggle inside the Bolshevik party after Lenin's death in 1924. A final chapter then reflects on the larger significance of 1917 for the history of the twentieth century - and, for all its terrible flaws, what the promise of the Revolution might mean for us today
Summary
The Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally, and also profoundly affected the course of world history for the rest of the twentieth century. Now, to mark the centenary of this epochal event, historian Steve Smith presents a panoramic account of the history surrounding it
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10557040
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ERASA
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1952-
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Smith, S. A.
Dewey number
940.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK265
LC item number
.S65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
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adult
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an empire in crisis 1890-1928
Label
Russia in revolution : an Empire in crisis, 1890 to 1928, S.A. Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-432) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Roots of revolution, 1880s-1905 -- From reform to war, 1906-1917 -- From February to October 1917 -- Civil war and Bolshevik power -- War communism -- The new economic policy: politics and the economy -- The new economic policy: society and culture
Control code
ocn954018220
Dimensions
24 cmS
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 455 pages
Isbn
9780198734826
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)954018220
Label
Russia in revolution : an Empire in crisis, 1890 to 1928, S.A. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roots of revolution, 1880s-1905 -- From reform to war, 1906-1917 -- From February to October 1917 -- Civil war and Bolshevik power -- War communism -- The new economic policy: politics and the economy -- The new economic policy: society and culture
Control code
ocn954018220
Dimensions
24 cmS
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 455 pages
Isbn
9780198734826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)954018220

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