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A history of twentieth-century Russia

A history of twentieth-century Russia

  • Author: Robert Service
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 653
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A narrative drawing upon primary sources focuses upon the political and economic history of Russia from 1900 through 1997

A History of Twentieth-century Russia

A History of Twentieth-century Russia

  • Author: Robert Service
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780140174823
  • Category: Russia (Federation)
  • Page: 653
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A History of Twentieth-century Russia

A History of Twentieth-century Russia

  • Author: Robert Service
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780674403482
  • Category: History
  • Page: 653
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A narrative drawing upon primary sources focuses upon the political and economic history of Russia from 1900 through 1997

A History of Modern Russia from Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin

A History of Modern Russia from Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin

  • Author: Robert Service
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674018013
  • Category: History
  • Page: 658
  • View: 6927
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Russia had an extraordinary twentieth century, undergoing upheaval and transformation. Updating his acclaimed History of Twentieth-Century Russia through 2002, Robert Service provides a panoramic perspective on a country whose Soviet past encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror, and two world wars. He shows how seven decades of communist rule, which penetrated every aspect of Soviet life, continue to influence Russia today. This new edition also discusses continuing economic and social difficulties at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the military campaign in Chechnya, and Russia's reduced role on the world stage.

A HISTORY OF MODERN RUSSIA

A HISTORY OF MODERN RUSSIA

  • Author: Robert Service
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674725584
  • Category: History
  • Page: 687
  • View: 321
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Russia had an extraordinary twentieth century, undergoing upheaval and transformation. Updating his acclaimed History of Modern Russia, Robert Service provides a panoramic perspective on a country whose Soviet past encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror, and two world wars. He shows how seven decades of communist rule, which penetrated every aspect of Soviet life, continue to influence Russia today. This new edition takes the story from 2002 through the entire presidency of Vladimir Putin to the election of his successor, Dmitri Medvedev.

The Magical Chorus

The Magical Chorus

A History of Russian Culture from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn

  • Author: Solomon Volkov
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1400077869
  • Category: History
  • Page: 333
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A cultural history of Russia that ranges from the reign of Tsar Nicholas II to perestroika examines the complex interconnection between Russian rulers and artists as exemplified by the stories behind the great masterpieces of luminaries in the fields of art, music, literature, theater, cinema and dance. Reprint.

Night of Stone

Night of Stone

Death and Memory in Russia

  • Author: Catherine Merridale
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781862074521
  • Category: Bereavement
  • Page: 506
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During the 20th century, Russia, the Ukraine and other Soviet territories experienced more violent deaths than anywhere else on earth. The First World War, the civil war of 1918-23, the state-created famine of the 30s, the great purges and the vast sacrifice of the war against Hitler: these are only the most significant chapters in an epic of destruction.

Russia in the Twentieth Century

Russia in the Twentieth Century

The quest for stability

  • Author: David R. Marples
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317862287
  • Category: History
  • Page: 392
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The history of Russia, as the natural successor to the Soviet Union, is of crucial importance to understanding why communism ultimately lost out to Western democracy and the free market system. David Marples presents a balanced overview of 20th century Russian history and shows that although contemporary Russia has retained many of the practices and memories of the Soviet period, it is not about to revert back to the Soviet example.

A Dictionary of 20th-century Communism

A Dictionary of 20th-century Communism

  • Author: Silvio Pons,Robert Service
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780691135854
  • Category: History
  • Page: 921
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Provides encyclopedic coverage of communism and its impact throughout the world in the 20th century. This book explains what communism was, the forms it took, and the enormous role it played in world history from the Russian Revolution through the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond.

Empires Apart: A History of American and Russian Imperialism

Empires Apart: A History of American and Russian Imperialism

  • Author: Brian Landers
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • ISBN: 1681770202
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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A fresh, commanding, and thought-provoking narrative history of the competing Russian and American empires. The American road to empire started when the first English settlers landed in Virginia. Simultaneously, the first Russians crossed the Urals and the two empires that would dominate the twentieth century were born. Empires Apart covers the history of the Americans and Russians from the Vikings to the present day. It shows the two empires developed in parallel as they expanded to the Pacific and launched wars against the nations around them. They both developed an imperial 'ideology' that was central to the way they perceived themselves. Soon after, the ideology of the Russian Empire also changed with the advent of Communism. The key argument of this book is that these changes did not alter the core imperial values of either nation; both Russians and Americans continued to believe in their manifest destiny. Corporatist and Communist imperialism changed only the mechanics of empire. Both nations have shown that they are still willing to use military force and clandestine intrigue to enforce imperial control. Uniquely, Landers shows how the broad sweep of American history follows a consistent path from the first settlers to the present day and, by comparing this with Russia's imperial path, demonstrates the true nature of American global ambitions.

The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union

The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union

  • Author: Melanie Ilic
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113754905X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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This handbook brings together recent and emerging research in the broad areas of women and gender studies focusing on pre-revolutionary Russia, the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet Russian Federation. For the Soviet period in particular, individual chapters extend the geographic coverage of the book beyond Russia itself to examine women and gender relations in the Soviet ‘East’ (Tatarstan), Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) and the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). Within the boundaries of the Russian Federation, the scope moves beyond the typically studied urban centres of Moscow and St Petersburg to examine the regions (Krasnodar, Novosibirsk), rural societies and village life. Its chapters examine the construction of gender identities and shifts in gender roles during the twentieth century, as well as the changing status and roles of women vis-a-vis men in Soviet political institutions, the workplace and society more generally. This volume draws on a broad range of disciplinary and methodological approaches currently being employed in the academic field of Russian studies. The origins of the individual contributions can be identified in a range of conventional subject disciplines – history, literature, sociology, political science, cultural studies – but the chapters also adopt a cross- and inter-disciplinary approach to the topic of study. This handbook therefore builds on and extends the foundations of Russian women’s and gender studies as it has emerged and developed in recent decades, and demonstrate the international, indeed global, reach of such research

The Cambridge History of Russia: Volume 3, The Twentieth Century

The Cambridge History of Russia: Volume 3, The Twentieth Century

  • Author: Ronald Grigor Suny
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781107660991
  • Category: History
  • Page: 884
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The third volume of The Cambridge History of Russia provides an authoritative political, intellectual, social and cultural history of the trials and triumphs of Russia and the Soviet Union during the twentieth century. It encompasses not only the ethnically Russian part of the country but also the non-Russian peoples of the tsarist and Soviet multinational states and of the post-Soviet republics. Beginning with the revolutions of the early twentieth century, chapters move through the 1920s to the Stalinist 1930s, World War II, the post-Stalin years and the decline and collapse of the USSR. The contributors attempt to go beyond the divisions that marred the historiography of the USSR during the Cold War to look for new syntheses and understandings. The volume is also the first major undertaking by historians and political scientists to use the new primary and archival sources that have become available since the break-up of the USSR.

Russia's Long Twentieth Century

Russia's Long Twentieth Century

Voices, Memories, Contested Perspectives

  • Author: Choi Chatterjee,Lisa A. Kirschenbaum,Deborah A. Field
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317221222
  • Category: History
  • Page: 290
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Covering the sweep of Russian history from empire to Soviet Union to post-Soviet state, Russia's Long Twentieth Century is a comprehensive yet accessible textbook that situates modern Russia in the context of world history and encourages students to analyse the ways in which citizens learnt to live within its system and create distinctly Soviet identities from its structures and ideologies. Chronologically organised but moving beyond the traditional Cold War framework, this book covers topics such as the accelerating social, economic and political shifts in the Russian empire before the Revolution of 1905, the construction of the socialist order under Bolshevik government, and the development of a new state structure, political ideology and foreign policy in the decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The authors highlight the polemics and disagreements that energize the field, discussing interpretations from Russian, émigré, and Western historiographies and showing how scholars diverge sharply in their understanding of key events, historical processes, and personalities. Each chapter contains a selection of primary sources and discussion questions, engaging with the voices and experiences of ordinary Soviet citizens and familiarizing students with the techniques of source criticism. Illustrated with images and maps throughout, this book is an essential introduction to twentieth-century Russian history.

Motherland

Motherland

Russia in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: David R. Marples
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317873866
  • Category: History
  • Page: 388
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Motherland tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. From Lenin's virtual coup in November 1917 to Boris Yeltsin's ruthless takeover of power in 1991, the book culminates with a new view of the Yeltsin years. David Marples focuses on the evolution of Russia during the Soviet period, and the attempt to harness Russian nationalism to the avowed Soviet mission of promoting World Communism. Along the way heanalyses some of the more intensive historical debates and uncovers some of the myths perpetuated by state propaganda, especially those associated with the Great Patriotic War.

A History of Russia

A History of Russia

  • Author: Vasiliĭ Osipovich Kli͡uchevskiĭ
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Russia
  • Page: N.A
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Women in Russian History: From the Tenth to the Twentieth Century

Women in Russian History: From the Tenth to the Twentieth Century

From the Tenth to the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Natalia Pushkareva,Eve Levin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315480433
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 300
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As the first survey of the history of women in Russia to be published in any language, this book is itself an historic event -- the result of the collaboration of the leading Russian and American specialists on Russian women's history. The book is divided in to four chronological parts corresponding to eras of Russian history: (I) Kievan/Mongol (10th - 15th centuries); (II) Muscovite ( 16th - 17th centuries); (III) 18th century; and (IV) 19th - early 20th centuries. Each part gives coverage to four main topics: (1) The role of prominent women in public life, with biographical sketches of women who attained prominence in political or cultural life; (2) Women's daily life and family roles; (3) Women's status under the law; (4) Material culture and in particular women's dress as an expression of their place in society.

50 Writers

50 Writers

An Anthology of 20th Century Russian Short Stories

  • Author: Valentina G. Brougher
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781936235223
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 788
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The largest, most comprehensive anthology of its kind, this volume brings together significant, representative stories from every decade of the 20th century. It includes the prose of officially recognized writers and dissidents, both well-known and neglected or forgotten, plus new authors from the end of the 20th century. The selections reflect the various literary trends and approaches to depicting reality in the 20th century: traditional realism, modernism, socialist realism, and post-modernism. Taken as a whole, the stories capture every major aspect of Russian life, history and culture in the 20th century. The rich array of themes and styles will be of tremendous interest to students and readers who want to learn about Russia through the engaging genre of the short story.

Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991

Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991

A History

  • Author: Orlando Figes
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 0805095985
  • 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.

Marx and Russia

Marx and Russia

The Fate of a Doctrine

  • Author: James D. White
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474224091
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Marx and Russia is a chronological account of the evolution of Marxist thought from the publication of Das Kapital in Russian translation to the suppression of independent ideological currents by Stalin at the end of the 1920s. The book demonstrates the progressive emergence of different schools of Marxist thinking in the revolutionary era in Russia. Starting from Marx's own connections with Russian revolutionaries and scholars, James D. White examines the contributions of such figures as Sieber, Plekhanov, Lenin, Bogdanov, Trotsky, Bukharin and Stalin to Marxist ideology in Russia. Using primary documents, biographical sketches and a helpful timeline, the book provides a useful guide for students to orientate themselves among the various Marxist ideologies which they encounter in modern Russian history. White also incorporates valuable new research for Russian history specialists in a vital volume for anyone interested in the history of Marxism, Soviet history and the history of Russia across the modern period.

The Cambridge History of Russian Literature

The Cambridge History of Russian Literature

  • Author: Charles Moser
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521425674
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 709
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An updated edition of this comprehensive narrative history, containing a new chapter on Russian literature of the 1980s and additional bibliographical information.