Revolutionary Russia 1891 1991

Figes traces three generational phases: Lenin and the Bolsheviks, who set the pattern of destruction and renewal until their demise in the terror of the 1930s; the Stalinist generation, promoted from the lower classes, who created the ...


Author: Orlando Figes

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9780805095982

Category: History

Page: 336

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From the author of A People's Tragedy, an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreams In this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian Revolution. While other historians have focused their examinations on the cataclysmic years immediately before and after 1917, Figes shows how the revolution, while it changed in form and character, nevertheless retained the same idealistic goals throughout, from its origins in the famine crisis of 1891 until its end with the collapse of the communist Soviet regime in 1991. Figes traces three generational phases: Lenin and the Bolsheviks, who set the pattern of destruction and renewal until their demise in the terror of the 1930s; the Stalinist generation, promoted from the lower classes, who created the lasting structures of the Soviet regime and consolidated its legitimacy through victory in war; and the generation of 1956, shaped by the revelations of Stalin's crimes and committed to "making the Revolution work" to remedy economic decline and mass disaffection. Until the very end of the Soviet system, its leaders believed they were carrying out the revolution Lenin had begun. With the authority and distinctive style that have marked his magisterial histories, Figes delivers an accessible and paradigm-shifting reconsideration of one of the defining events of the twentieth century.

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Historical Dictionary of the Russian Revolution

... His Comrades: The Bolsheviks Take Over Russia, 1917–1924. New York:
Enigma, 2010. Figes, Orlando. A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution,
1891–1924. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996. ———. Revolutionary Russia, 1891
1991: ...


Author: Jonathan Davis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538139813

Category: History

Page: 372

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Historical Dictionary of the Russian Revolution focuses on the leading individuals, ideas, political parties and main events that were central to the transformation of Russia during the revolution. The time period runs from January 1917 through to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk that took Russia out of the First World War in March 1918. It covers the main events, ideas, people and parties and takes the story of the revolution from the eve of the overthrowing of Tsar Nicholas II through to the Bolshevik seizure of power, the first six months of Leninist rule and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk that ended Russia’s involvement in the First World War. Historical Dictionary of the Russian Revolution contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the revolutions, the First World War, political parties, ideologies and individuals, and the main events that defined the course of the Russian Revolution. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Russian Revolution.

Socialism as a Secular Creed

Figes, Revolutionary Russia (18911991), 178; Paul Hollander, The Many Faces
of Socialism: Comparative Sociology and Politics (New Brunswick, NJ and
London: Transaction Books, 1980), 108. 4. Voslensky, Nomenklatura: The Soviet


Author: Andrei A Znamenski


ISBN: 9781498557313


Page: 512

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This book provides a historical overview of socialism as a modern political religion. Taking a global history approach, the author explores the varieties of the socialist experience, including Marxism, anarchism, Soviet communism, German national socialism, Maoism, Israeli kibbutzim, Tanzanian ujamaa, and the cultural woke left in the West.

Jews in the Professions in Great Britain 1891 1991

Saul Adler ( 1895 - 1966 ) was born in Russia and brought , as a child , to Leeds .
He took his medical degree at Leeds ... Russia during the First World War . She
experienced the chaos of the revolution and , incidentally , contracted Typhus .


Author: Asher Tropp


ISBN: STANFORD:36105008739323

Category: Jews

Page: 104

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Historical Abstracts

Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 1998 21 ( 1 ) :
11 - 16 . ... He later became coeditor of the SRP ' s main newspaper
Revolutionary Russia . ... D . R . Dzibinski 51A : 11745 1891 - 1991 Hogan ,
Heather .




ISBN: UOM:39015072423562

Category: History, Modern


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The Assassination of Europe 1918 1942

The Soviet High Command: A Military-Political History, 1918–1941. London:
Macmillan, 1962. Fainsod, Merle. How Russia Is Ruled. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA:
Harvard University Press, 1963. Figes, Orlando. Revolutionary Russia, 1891
1991: ...


Author: Howard M. Sachar

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442609211

Category: History

Page: 480

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In this fascinating volume, renowned historian Howard M. Sachar relates the tragedy of twentieth-century Europe through an innovative, riveting account of the continent's political assassinations between 1918 and 1939 and beyond. By tracing the violent deaths of key public figures during an exceptionally fraught time period—the aftermath of World War I—Sachar lays bare a much larger history: the gradual moral and political demise of European civilization and its descent into World War II. In his famously arresting prose, Sachar traces the assassinations of Rosa Luxemburg, Kurt Eisner, Matthias Erzberger, and Walther Rathenau in Germany—a lethal chain reaction that contributed to the Weimar Republic's eventual collapse and Hitler's rise to power. Sachar's exploration of political fragility in Italy, Austria, the successor states of Eastern Europe, and France completes a mordant yet intriguing exposure of the Old World's lethal vulnerability. The final chapter, which chronicles the deaths of Stefan and Lotte Zweig, serves as a thought-provoking metaphor for the assassination of the Old World itself.

Reinterpreting Russia

An Annotated Bibliography of Books on Russia, the Soviet Union, and the
Russian Federation, 1991-1996 Steve D. Boilard. Soviet Russian ... Figes ,
Orlando ( 1996 ) A People ' s Tragedy : The Russian Revolution 1891 - 1924 .
London ...


Author: Steve D. Boilard

Publisher: Magill Bibliographies

ISBN: UOM:39015041350334

Category: History

Page: 283

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Attempts to advance the understanding of Russia by listing, categorizing, and describing some 600 recent books concerning Russia, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet Russian Federation. All books included were published between 1991 and 1996 (inclusive).

Inventing a Soviet Countryside

Experiencing Russia ' s Civil War : Politics , Society , and Revolutionary Culture
in Saratov , 1917 – 1922 . ... Armonk , 1991 . - “ The Sedimentary Society , ” in
Edith W . Clowes , Samuel D . Kassow , and James L . West , eds . , Between
Tsar ... Famine in Russia , 1891 – 92 : The Imperial Government Responds to a
Crisis .


Author: James W. Heinzen


ISBN: STANFORD:36105111932328

Category: History

Page: 297

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"Uses newly opened archives as well as published sources to examine the clash that occurred between the state and the Russian peasantry in the formative years of the Soviet government, before Stalin's bloody forced collectivization of agriculture in 1929."--BOOK JACKET.

Historical Abstracts

Russian Revolution . 1919. 6507a Abd al ... 9148a Government . Lund University
. Sweden . Uppsala , University of . 1820-1920 . 9672a Historiography .
Nationalism . Russia . USSR . ... 1891-1991 . 9733a Debates . Slavs ( origins ) .
Textbooks . USSR . 1939-40 . 3083a - Documents ( review article ) . Historians .
Platonov ...


Author: Eric H. Boehm


ISBN: UOM:39015073568654

Category: History, Modern


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A History of Russia

An Economic History of the USSR , 1917 – 1991 . London , 1992 . ... A People ' s
Tragedy : The Russian Revolution , 1891 – 1924 . London , 1996 . ... Russia
Goes to the Polls : The Election to the All - Russian Constituent Assembly , 1917 .


Author: Catherine Evtuhov

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114261675

Category: History

Page: 532

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A History of Russia: Peoples, Legends, Events, Forces is a comprehensive narrative conceived and developed after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Informed by the burgeoning historiography of the 1990s, the text balances political and economic explorations of everyday life, social roles, cultural dynamics, and gender issues. Many texts on this subject are written from a pre-Confederation point of view that may be unsuitable for today's classroom. This text provides strong coverage of 20th-century Russia and the U.S.S.R. without sacrificing its coverage of earlier historical periods.

Russia And The Soviet Union

A People ' s Tragedy : The Russian Revolution , 1891 - 1924 . New York : 1995 .
Fitzpatrick , Sheila ; Rabinowitch , Alexander and Stites , Richard , eds . Russia in
the Era of the NEP . Bloomington , Ind . : 1991 . Graham , Loren R . Science in ...


Author: John M Thompson

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39015045991547

Category: History

Page: 330

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This book presents a brief, lucid account of Russian and Soviet history from ancient Kievan Rus' to Borris Yeltsin's dispersal of the anti-reform parliament. Thompson's balanced treatment pays equal attention to the early and modern periods of Russian history. This new, thoroughly revised edition reassesses the legacy of the Brezhnev period, looks at the crucial transitional role of Mikhail Gorbachev, analyzes the dramatic breakup of the Soviet Union, and provides an overview of the emergence of noncommunist Russia. An all new chapter focuses on events since 1991, including the war in Chechenya and Russia's relations with the other post-Soviet successor states.The text is supplemented with maps and illustrations and includes bibliographies and suggested readings at the end of each chapter. Designed for use by students in either a one- or two-semester introductory course in Russian history; Russia and the Soviet Union will also be valuable to any reader seeking to become aquatinted with the story of the Russian people—their traditions and courage, their tragedies and triumphs, and their remarkable contribution to European and world culture.

Russia and the USSR in the Twentieth Century

People ' s Tragedy : The Russian Revolution , 1891 – 1924 ( New York , 1997 ) .
FISCHER , L ... Bolshevik Festivals , 1917 – 1920 ( Berkeley , 1993 ) . ...
KENNEDY - PIPES , C . Russia and the World , 1917 – 1991 ( Oxford , England ,
1998 ) .


Author: David MacKenzie

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111768318

Category: History

Page: 457

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In this revision of their best-selling text, MacKenzie and Curran present a succinct, updated history from the later imperial tsarist regime to the current Russia. Acclaimed in the field for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and accuracy, the text balances social/cultural history with political history through the Putin presidency, and offers Russian as well as post-Soviet views of Russian history.

Friends Or Foes

The United States and Soviet Russia, 1921-1941 Norman E. Saul. Egorova , N . 1
. ... A People ' s Tragedy : The Russian Revolution , 1891 – 1924 . New York :
Penguin ... Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1991 . Friedheim , Robert F ...


Author: Norman E. Saul


ISBN: UOM:39015063352259

Category: History

Page: 434

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With Friends or Foes? Norman Saul continues his monumental multivolume magnum opus on U.S.-Russian relations over the course of 200 years. This fourth volume provides the first comprehensive study in any language of an era that shaped the rest of the century and captures the major changes in relations between two nations on the verge of becoming dominant global powers. Among other things, Saul examines the rationale for America's failure to recognize the Soviet government through the early 1930s, analyzing the impact of the Red Scare and the roles of the State Department, Russian migrs, religious groups, and key individuals—like Charles Evans Hughes, Robert Kelley, Herbert Hoover, Boris Skvirsky, Olga Kameneva, and Maxim Litvinov—on the policy process. In addition, he recalls the American Relief Administration's gigantic effort to help Russian peasants and garners new material from American business records on concession arrangements and commerce and on Soviet responses during the first Five Year Plan. He also records travelers' impressions, cultural exchange, and the role of academia in each country—particularly the contribution of Russian émigré scholars to American education and the contributions of American journalists in Russia. Saul also reveals the tendency on both sides to preserve an atmosphere of secrecy, conducting business behind closed doors and rarely on paper. His prodigious research in the Hoover Presidential Library, the Franklin Roosevelt Library, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University-incorporating overlooked Diplomat Post Records and featuring an interview with George Kennan on his diplomatic role—has yielded a wealth of new insights into what really happened during a period in the history of the relations between the two countries that remains mysterious and controversial. Breaking new ground in diplomatic, economic, social, and cultural history, Saul's book illuminates both the mutual fascination that briefly permitted peaceful coexistence (and eventual alliance) and the ideological battles that ultimately led to the Cold War.

Emerging Democracy in Late Imperial Russia

Robbins ' s earlier work , Famine in Russia , 1891 – 1892 ( New York : Columbia
University Press , 1975 ) , highlighted the ... Robert Edelman , Gentry Politics on
the Eve of the Russian Revolution : The Nationalist Party , 1907 – 1917 ( New
Brunswick , NJ : Rutgers University Press , 1980 . ... Culture , and Politics of
European Russia , 1800 - 1921 ( Princeton , NJ : Princeton University Press ,
1991 ) , pp .


Author: Mary Schaeffer Conroy


ISBN: 0870814702

Category: History

Page: 316

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Includes case studies on local self-government (the Zemstvos), state Duma elections, the Tsarist government, and state council before and during World War I.


Between Tsar and People (Princeton, 1991), on the emergence of civil society. ...
J. F. Hutchinson, Politics and Public Health in Revolutionary Russia, 1890—1913
(Baltimore, 1990), study of medical ... A. L. Wildman, Hie Making of a Workers'
Revolution: Russian Social Democracy, 1891—1903 (Chicago, 1967), on the ...


Author: Gregory L. Freeze

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198662521

Category: Communism

Page: 478

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Thirteen American and European historians exploit the "archival revolution" of 1991 as well as the best contemporary scholarship to provide a major reinterpretation of Russian history. 16 color plates. 181 halftones & maps.

Around California in 1891

... paternity at age 68 , and a plan to incite an invasion of pre - Revolutionary
Russia by Mongolian partisans . The result ? Around California in 1891 — a feisty
slice of California history the Chamber of Commerce may have forgotten to
mention ...


Author: Terence Emmons

Publisher: Stanford Alumni Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015029221952

Category: Science

Page: 179

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Part 1 by Nicholas Russel is an account of his travels in California in 1891 which has been translated into English from an unpublished manuscript in Russian by Terrence Emmons. Part 2 a biography of Russel written by Emmons.

Public Library Catalog


Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: IND:30000077957524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1445

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In librarian's office.

A History of Russia the Soviet Union and Beyond

WOROBEC , C. D. Peasant Russia ... in the PostEmancipation Period ( Princeton
, 1991 ) . ZELNIK , R. E. ... Before the Revolution : A View of Russia under the
Last Tsar ( Woodstock , NY , 1979 ) . FRIEDEN , N. ... Famine in Russia , 1891
92 .


Author: David MacKenzie

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: WISC:89081115149

Category: Kievan Rus

Page: 733

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In this revision of their best-selling text, MacKenzie and Curran present a clear and objective account of the history of Russians and other eastern Slavs from its beginnings in ancient Rus to the demise of the Soviet Union and, most recently, the Putin presidency. Acclaimed in the field for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and accuracy, the text balances social/cultural history with political history. The authors' approach weaves the external geographic determinism of the Eurasian school and the organic, inner-oriented approach of Russian historians.