Russia in War and Revolution 1914 1922

Drawing on newly available Russian sources--many of which appear in English for the first time here--this volume covers a broad array of topics, including the Bolshevik rise to power and World War I as the catalyst and cradle, respectively, ...

Russia in War and Revolution  1914 1922

Author: Jonathan W. Daly

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780872209879

Page: 371

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Drawing on newly available Russian sources--many of which appear in English for the first time here--this volume covers a broad array of topics, including the Bolshevik rise to power and World War I as the catalyst and cradle, respectively, of the Revolution. The authors convey the boldness and diversity of the revolutionaries' aspirations as well as the ways in which the Revolution affected the lives of ordinary people, from the workers of Petrograd to Siberian peasants and Ukrainian Jews. Maps, illustrations, and a glossary of terms are included, as are a chronology of the Revolution, a list of works cited, and a thorough index.

War and Revolution in Russia 1914 22

A spiral of chaos and violence erupted, continuing to reign throughout years of revolution and civil war. Leading expert Christopher Read presents a cutting-edge, highly readable introduction to Russia's crisis years.

War and Revolution in Russia  1914 22

Author: Christopher Read

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137295686

Page: 264

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The First World War unleashed a powerful, transforming, destructive storm across the European continent. Its consequences were felt as harshly in Russia as anywhere else in the world. A spiral of chaos and violence erupted, continuing to reign throughout years of revolution and civil war. Leading expert Christopher Read presents a cutting-edge, highly readable introduction to Russia's crisis years. Read synthesises a wealth of newly available material and treats the period 1914-22 as a whole in order to contextualise and better understand the events of 1917 and their impact. As he examines the multiple revolutions, Read asks how and why the Bolsheviks were able to survive the storm, eventually taking over the world's largest country.

Readings on the Russian Revolution

The book opens with an original introduction which provides essential background and vital context for the pieces that follow.

Readings on the Russian Revolution

Author: Melissa K. Stockdale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350037443

Page: 288

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Readings on the Russian Revolution brings together 15 important post-Cold War writings on the history of the Russian Revolution. It is structured in such a way as to highlight key debates in the field and contrasting methodological approaches to the Revolution in order to help readers better understand the issues and interpretative fault lines that exist in this contested area of history. The book opens with an original introduction which provides essential background and vital context for the pieces that follow. The volume is then structured around four parts – 'Actors, Language, Symbols', 'War, Revolution, and the State', 'Revolutionary Dreams and Identities' and 'Outcomes and Impacts' – that explore the beginnings, events and outcomes of the Russian Revolution, as well as examinations of central figures, critical topics and major historiographical battlegrounds. Melissa Stockdale also provides translations of two crucial Russian-language works, published here in English for the first time, and includes useful pedagogical features such as a glossary, chronology, and thematic bibliography to further aid study. Readings on the Russian Revolution is an essential collection for anyone studying the Russian Revolution.

Mobilizing the Russian Nation

This study of Russian mobilization in the Great War explores how the war shaped national identity and conceptions of citizenship.

Mobilizing the Russian Nation

Author: Melissa Stockdale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107093864

Page: 315

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This study of Russian mobilization in the Great War explores how the war shaped national identity and conceptions of citizenship.

Russia s Peasants in Revolution and Civil War

He argues that peasants wanted more than land from the Revolution; they wanted to be active citizens. This is an important contribution to our understanding of the nature of the Russian Revolution and peasant-state relations.

Russia s Peasants in Revolution and Civil War

Author: Aaron B. Retish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107404724

Page: 310

View: 445

How did peasants experience and help guide Russia's war, revolution, and civil war? Why in the end did most agree to live as part of the Bolshevik regime? Taking the First World War to the end of the Civil War as a unified era of revolution, this book shows how peasant society and peasants' conceptions of themselves as citizens in the nation evolved in a period of total war, mass revolutionary politics, and civil breakdown. Aaron Retish reveals that the fateful decision by individuals to join the Revolution or to accommodate their lifestyle within it gave the Bolsheviks the resources and philosophical foundation on which to build the Soviet experiment and reshape international politics. He argues that peasants wanted more than land from the Revolution; they wanted to be active citizens. This is an important contribution to our understanding of the nature of the Russian Revolution and peasant-state relations.

Readings on the Russian Revolution

The book opens with an original introduction which provides essential background and vital context for the pieces that follow.

Readings on the Russian Revolution

Author: Melissa K. Stockdale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350037419

Page: 288

View: 795

Melissa K. Stockdale's Readings on the Russian Revolution brings together and contextualizes sixteen of the most important writings on the history of the Russian Revolution. It is structured in such a way as to highlight key debates in the field and contrasting methodological approaches to the revolution in order to help readers better understand the issues and interpretative fault lines that exist in this contested area of history. The book opens with an original introduction which provides essential background and vital context for the pieces that follow. The volume is then structured around four parts - `Actors and Agency', `War, Revolution, Empire', 'Revolutionary Dreams and Identities' and `Outcomes and Impacts' - that ensure a detailed exploration of the beginnings, events and outcomes of the Russian Revolution, as well as examinations of the central figures, key topics and major historiographical battlegrounds. Melissa K. Stockdale selects and individually introduces vital scholarship from leading US- and UK-based academics and also provides translations of two crucial Russian-language works, published here in English for the first time. The book also includes 20 images, 10 maps and useful pedagogical features, such as further reading lists, a glossary and a chronology, to further aid study. Readings on the Russian Revolution is, quite simply, an essential collection for anyone studying the Russian Revolution.

The Russian Baltic Fleet in the Time of War and Revolution 1914 1918

The translation of these memoirs brings an important and authoritative historical source to those interested in Russian or naval history who are unable to access them in the original Russian.

The Russian Baltic Fleet in the Time of War and Revolution  1914   1918

Author: Stephen C Ellis

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1526777053

Page: 288

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The translation of these memoirs brings an important and authoritative historical source to those interested in Russian or naval history who are unable to access them in the original Russian. Their author, Rear Admiral S N Timiryov, was well placed to make observations on the character of many of the significant commanding officers and also many of the operations of the Baltic Fleet from the beginning of the war in 1914 up to exit from it in 1918. He trained with many of the key figures and shared battle experience with them in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 and the siege of Port Arthur; and he spent a year in Japan as a prisoner of war with a number of them. In his subsequent career in the Navy he had roles which brought him into contact with new recruits as well as with many serving officers, and as the Executive Officer on the imperial yacht Shtandart for some years, he came into contact with senior members of the navy establishment and of the government, including the imperial household. His memoirs also exhibit an unusual degree of self-awareness. Written in Shanghai in 1922, these memoirs remained unknown to scholars for several decades. Since their publication in New York in 1961, in the absence of access to authoritative archives, many historians in the West used them as a source for the study of the role of the Navy in the Russian revolution, particularly as it unfolded in the north. They have also been used as a source in numerous studies of the naval war in the Baltic, and following the fall of the Soviet Union they were re-published in Russia and are regarded there as an authoritative source on the history both of the revolution and of the Russian Navy in the First World War. This first English-language edition, complemented by extensive notes and commentary on issues which may not be familiar to many, will fascinate scholars and naval historians alike.

Astride the Abyss of War and Revolutions

The present text, "Astride the Abyss of War and Revolutions: Articles 1914-1922" represents 1st English translation and publication of an extensive sbornik/collection of 98 articles (numerically, about 20% of the total corpus of his works) ...

Astride the Abyss of War and Revolutions

Author: Nicholas Berdyaev

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780996399272

Page: 742

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The present text, "Astride the Abyss of War and Revolutions: Articles 1914-1922" represents 1st English translation and publication of an extensive sbornik/collection of 98 articles (numerically, about 20% of the total corpus of his works) by the eminent Russian religious philosopher Nicholas Berdyaev, regarding societal, political, cultural and religious matters, remaining of great continuing critical importance for our modern world. The historical period covered spans Russia's entry into WWI, the challenges of upholding the war effort, the collapse of the Old Regime under the rot of Rasputinism, and the subsequent two 1917 "Russian Revolutions". First was the "February Revolution", the inherently unstable attempt by wartime Russia to create a democratic republic under Kerensky's Provisional Government, a brief moment of freedom, of "freedom of the word and thought", which in turn was undermined by ideological societal agitation for an ever continued "deepening of the Revolution", not merely political but societal. Berdyaev argues that there can be no true "social revolution" without a radical inner transformation of the human person... The second 1917 "Russian Revolution", the "October Revolution", occurred with Lenin's Bolshevik-Marxist coup. Our text hints at rumours, even then, of Germany's hand in foisting Lenin upon Russia to sabotage the war effort. Instead of freedom, Lenin's Communism proclaimed a "dictatorship of the proletariat". There is a truism that revolutions ultimately devour their makers, whether in 1939 under Stalin, or in the century long revolutionary movements in Russia that saw their ultimate climax and demise in these years.From our text, we detect a growing cloud of darkness descending upon "freedom" in Russia, as the Communists consolidate control and closure of presses throughout 1918 and thereafter. Much of Berdyaev's writings of this period will be published only abroad, with his 1922 banishment from Russia. Our present text may be considered part of the current Centenary interest into WWI, the "Great War", and its tragic aftermath of residual effects that have continued through subsequent traumatic events to quake the quietude of modern life. Amidst the foppish dreams of the "dormant powers of man" are the forlorn dashed hopes of so tragically many...

The Russian Revolution

From an award-winning scholar comes this definitive, single-volume history that illuminates the tensions and transformations of the Russian Revolution. ​ In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ...

The Russian Revolution

Author: Sean McMeekin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 046509497X

Page: 496

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From an award-winning scholar comes this definitive, single-volume history that illuminates the tensions and transformations of the Russian Revolution. ​ In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced Communism to the world. Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation. Taking advantage of the collapse of the Tsarist regime in the middle of World War I, the Bolsheviks staged a hostile takeover of the Russian Imperial Army, promoting mutinies and mass desertions of men in order to fulfill Lenin's program of turning the "imperialist war" into civil war. By the time the Bolsheviks had snuffed out the last resistance five years later, over 20 million people had died, and the Russian economy had collapsed so completely that Communism had to be temporarily abandoned. Still, Bolshevik rule was secure, owing to the new regime's monopoly on force, enabled by illicit arms deals signed with capitalist neighbors such as Germany and Sweden who sought to benefit-politically and economically-from the revolutionary chaos in Russia. Drawing on scores of previously untapped files from Russian archives and a range of other repositories in Europe, Turkey, and the United States, McMeekin delivers exciting, groundbreaking research about this turbulent era. The first comprehensive history of these momentous events in two decades, The Russian Revolution combines cutting-edge scholarship and a fast-paced narrative to shed new light on one of the most significant turning points of the twentieth century.

Citizen Countess

Based on Adele Lindenmeyr's detailed research in dozens of archival collections, Citizen Countess establishes Sofia Panina as an astute eyewitness to and passionate participant in the historical events that shaped her life.

Citizen Countess

Author: Adele Lindenmeyr

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 029932530X

Page: 404

View: 651

Countess Sofia Panina lived a remarkable life. Born into an aristocratic family in imperial Russia, she found her true calling in improving the lives of urban workers. Her passion for social service and reputation as the "Red Countess" led her to political prominence after the fall of the Romanovs. She became the first woman to hold a cabinet position and the first political prisoner tried by the Bolsheviks. The upheavals of the 1917 Revolution forced her to flee her beloved country, but instead of living a quiet life in exile she devoted the rest of her long life to humanitarian efforts on behalf of fellow refugees. Based on Adele Lindenmeyr's detailed research in dozens of archival collections, Citizen Countess establishes Sofia Panina as an astute eyewitness to and passionate participant in the historical events that shaped her life. Her experiences shed light on the evolution of the European nobility, women's emancipation and political influence of the time, and the fate of Russian liberalism.

Russian Revolution of 1917

World War I, Russia in (1914-1917) -- Wrangel, Pyotr Nikolaevich (1878-1928) -- Y -- Yegorov, Alexander Ilyich (1883-1939) -- Yudenich, Nikolai (1862-1933) -- Z -- Zemstvo Union -- Zinoviev, Grigory (1883-1936) -- Documents -- The 1905 ...

Russian Revolution of 1917

Author: Sean N. Kalic

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781440850929

Page: 257

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Combining reference entries and examination of primary documents from the Russian Revolution, this book gives students a better understanding of how and why political forces fought to reshape the Russian empire 100 years ago―and provides keen insights into the Soviet Union that resulted.

Imperial Subjects

Die neue Reihe versteht sich als ein offenes Forum der vergleichenden Imperienforschung ohne spezifische regionale Festlegung. Sie vereint biographische und autobiographische Studien.

Imperial Subjects

Author: Martin Aust

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 3412501611

Page: 505

View: 709

Der Band befasst sich mit dem Wechselverhältnis von autobiographischer Praxis und historischem Wandel im Russischen Reich, in der Habsburgermonarchie und dem Osmanischen Reich im Zeitalter der anbrechenden Moderne. In den drei Imperien kam es seit Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts zu einem Boom autobiographischen Schreibens und Publizierens. Wie, so wird gefragt, korrespondierte dieses Interesse an individuellen Lebensgeschichten mit dem strukturellen Wandel, der alle drei Vielvölkerreiche in dieser Zeit erfasste? Wie reflektierten imperiale Eliten historische Umbrüche in autobiographischen Texten und wie verknüpften sie diese Erfahrungen mit Erzählungen über ihr eigenes Leben? Um diese Fragen zu beantworten, werden autobiographische Praxis als Akt sozialer Kommunikation gelesen und die Vielvölkerreiche des östlichen Europas als Kommunikationsräume imperialer Selbstbeschreibung analysiert. Die neue Reihe versteht sich als ein offenes Forum der vergleichenden Imperienforschung ohne spezifische regionale Festlegung. Sie vereint biographische und autobiographische Studien.

The Futurist Files

... Culture in Russia's Great War and Revolution, 1914–1920,” in Russian Culture in War and Revolution, 19141922, vol. ... For more on Futurist activities and publications during the war see also Markov, Russian Futurism, 276–379; ...

The Futurist Files

Author: Iva Glisic

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 1501757741

Page: 220

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The Russian Revolution 1917

“Machine Guns, Hysteria, and the February Revolution.” Russian History 36, no. 1 (2009): 141–155. Daly, Jonathan and Leonid Trofimov. Russia in War and Revolution, 19141922. A Documentary History. Indianapolis, 2009.

The Russian Revolution  1917

Author: Rex A. Wade

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108107796

Page:

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Rex A. Wade presents an essential overview of the Russian Revolution from its beginning in February 1917, through the numerous political crises under Kerensky, to the victory of Lenin and the Bolsheviks in the October Revolution. This thoroughly revised and expanded third edition introduces students to new approaches to the Revolution's political history and clears away many of the myths and misconceptions that have clouded studies of the period. It also gives due space to the social history of the Revolution, incorporating people and places too often left out of the story, including women, national minority peoples, peasantry, and front soldiers. The third edition has been updated to include new scholarship on topics such as the coming of the Revolution and the beginning of Bolshevik rule, as well as the Revolution's cultural context. This highly readable book is an invaluable guide to one of the most important events of modern history.

The Soviet Union

Critical Companion to the Russian Revolution 1914–1921 (London: Arnold, 1997). ... Brovkin, Vladimir, Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War: Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, 1918–1922 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton ...

The Soviet Union

Author: Mark Edele

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119131197

Page: 256

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An acclaimed historian explores the dynamic history of the twentieth century Soviet Union In ten concise and compelling chapters, The Soviet Union covers the entire Soviet Union experience from the years 1904 to 1991 by putting the focus on three major themes: warfare, welfare, and empire. Throughout the book, Mark Edele—a noted expert on the topic—clearly demonstrates that the Soviet Union was more than simply "Russia." Instead, it was a multi-ethnic empire. The author explains that there were many incarnations of Soviet society throughout its turbulent history, each one a representative of Soviet socialism. The text covers a wide range of topics: The end Romanov empire; The outbreak of World War I; The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917; The breakdown of the old empire and its re-constitution in the Civil War; The New Economic Policy; The rise of Stalin; The Soviet’s role in World War II; Post war normalization; and Gorbachev’s attempt to end the Cold War. The author also explores the challenges encountered by the successor states, their struggles with and against democracy, capitalism, authoritarianism, and war. This vital resource: Provides a concise overview of the history of the Soviet Union Includes information on the latest research that takes the broad view of the history of the Soviet Union and its place in world history Treats scholarly disagreements as part of the history of the influence of the Soviet Union on the course of the twentieth century Offers suggestion for further readings and a link to online primary sources Written for students of twentieth century Russia, the Russian Revolution, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War, and twentieth century World History, The Soviet Union: A Short History is a volume in the popular Wiley Short Histories series.

Imperial Germany and the Great War 1914 1918

The figures for Russia are particularly mis- leading, for most of them exclude losses and costs incurred in the war's immediate aftermath of revolution and civil war. If these broader costs are figured in, Russian civilian and military ...

Imperial Germany and the Great War  1914   1918

Author: Roger Chickering

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107037689

Page: 286

View: 930

This book represents the most comprehensive history of Germany during the First World War.

Marriage Household and Home in Modern Russia

... “The Phenomenon of the Liberated Soldier's Wife,” in Russia's Home Front in War and Revolution, 1914-1922, Book 2: The Experience of War and Revolution, ed. Adele Lindenmeyr, Christopher Read and Peter Waldron (Bloomington: Slavica, ...

Marriage  Household and Home in Modern Russia

Author: Barbara Alpern Engel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350014494

Page: 288

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Barbara Alpern Engel's Marriage, Household and Home in Modern Russia is the first book to explore the intricacies of domestic life in Russia across the modern period. Surveying the period from 1700 right up to the present day, the book explores the marital and domestic arrangements of Russians at multiple levels of society and the impact of broader historical developments, such as war and revolution, upon them. It also traces the evolution of marriage, household and home as institutions over three centuries, whilst also highlighting the inter-relationship between public policy and private life, in what is a wholly original historical assessment of domesticity in modern Russia. In addition to this, the author expertly synthesizes all of the key works, arguments and discussions in the field throughout the text in order to help readers map out the historiographical landscape of this compelling aspect of Russian social history. Marriage, Household and Home in Modern Russia is crucial reading for any student or scholar of modern Russian history.

The Russian Origins of the First World War

... maybe, but not the Russians, who not only knew the attack was coming but also welcomed it, for all the reasons outlined in the present narrative. 6. “Russia's Great War and Revolution, 19141922: The Centenary Reappraisal,” editors ...

The Russian Origins of the First World War

Author: Sean McMeekin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674063201

Page: 344

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In a major reinterpretation, Sean McMeekin rejects the standard notion of the war’s beginning as either a Germano-Austrian pre-emptive strike or a miscalculation. The key to the outbreak of violence, he argues, lies in St. Petersburg. Russian statesmen unleashed the war through policy decisions based on imperial ambitions in the Near East.