Writing History in the Soviet Union

Writing History in the Soviet Union: Making the Past Work is aimed at understanding this environment. The book seeks to identify the significant hallmarks of the production of Soviet history by Soviet as well as Western historians.

Writing History in the Soviet Union

Author: Arup Banerji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351381989

Page: 322

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The history of the Soviet Union has been charted in several studies over the decades. These depictions while combining accuracy, elegance, readability and imaginativeness, have failed to draw attention to the political and academic environment within which these histories were composed. Writing History in the Soviet Union: Making the Past Work is aimed at understanding this environment. The book seeks to identify the significant hallmarks of the production of Soviet history by Soviet as well as Western historians. It traces how the Russian Revolution of 1917 triggered a shift in official policy towards historians and the publication of history textbooks for schools. In 1985, the Soviet past was again summoned for polemical revision as part and parcel of an attitude of openness (glasnost') and in this, literary figures joined their energies to those of historians. The Communist regime sought to equate the history of the country with that of the Communist Party itself in 1938 and 1962 and this imposed a blanket of conformity on history writing in the Soviet Union. The book also surveys the rich abundance of writing the Russian Revolution generated as well as the divergent approaches to the history of the period. The conditions for research in Soviet archives are described as an aspect of official monitoring of history writing. Another instance of this is the manner by which history textbooks have, through the years, been withdrawn from schools and others officially nursed into circulation. This intervention, occasioned in the present circumstance by statements by President Putin himself, in the manner in which history is taught in Russian schools, continues to this day. In other words, over the years, the regime has always worked to make the past work. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

Writing the Stalin Era

Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags, and gender relations after World War II, this festschrift volume highlights the work and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick offers a cross ...

Writing the Stalin Era

Author: G. Alexopoulos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230116426

Page: 246

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Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags, and gender relations after World War II, this festschrift volume highlights the work and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick offers a cross-section of some of the best work being done on a critical period of Russia and the Soviet Union.

Spartacus Uprising and Soviet Historical Writing

This eye-opening essay in historiography is supported by an extensive bibliography of Russian writing. Revised version of the text published in Germany in 1983.

Spartacus  Uprising and Soviet Historical Writing

Author: Wolfgang Zeev Rubinsohn

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN:

Page: 55

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The glorification of Spartacus in the revolutionary mythology and martyrology of the Soviet Union has lead to great distortions in historical accuracy. This book chronicles the changing attitudes to Spartacus in Soviet historical writing, and the fate of some of those who have sought to get back to the ancient sources or have dared to question the `official history'. This eye-opening essay in historiography is supported by an extensive bibliography of Russian writing. Revised version of the text published in Germany in 1983.

Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union

This is important reading for all scholars working on late Soviet history and society.

Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union

Author: Barbara Martin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135010681X

Page: 312

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How was it possible to write history in the Soviet Union, under strict state control and without access to archives? What methods of research did these 'historians' - be they academic, that is based at formal institutions, or independent - rely on? And how was their work influenced by their complex and shifting relationships with the state? To answer these questions, Barbara Martin here tracks the careers of four bold and important dissidents: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Roy Medvedev, Aleksandr Nekrich and Anton Antonov-Ovseenko. Based on extensive archival research and interviews (with some of the authors themselves, as well as those close to them), the result is a nuanced and very necessary history of Soviet dissident history writing, from the relative liberalisation of de-Stalinisation through increasing repression and persecution in the Brezhnev era to liberalisation once more during perestroika. In the process Martin sheds light onto late Soviet society and its relationship with the state, as well as the ways in which this dissidence participated in weakening the Soviet regime during Perestroika. This is important reading for all scholars working on late Soviet history and society.

Edexcel GCSE 9 1 History Russia and the Soviet Union 1917 1941 Student Book

Exam Board: Edexcel Level: GCSE Subject: History First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Series Editor: Angela Leonard This Student Book: covers the essential content in the new specification in an engaging way, using ...

Edexcel GCSE  9 1  History Russia and the Soviet Union  1917 1941 Student Book

Author: Martyn Whittock

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781292127330

Page: 160

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Supporting great history teaching: developing confident, articulate and successful historians. Our new resources* include 16 Student Books - one for every option in the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History specification - for first teaching from September 2016.

Politics and History in the Soviet Union

This book presents a detailed analysis of Soviet historiography of the Communist Party in the USSR after Khrushchev's secret speech denouncing Stalin through the Twenty-third Party Congress (roughly 1956-1966).

Politics and History in the Soviet Union

Author: Nancy Whittier Heer

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262080453

Page: 319

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Historiography in the mid-twentieth century USSR was charged to an unprecedented degree with the functions of legitimizing political institutions, perpetuating established mores and mythology, and rationalizing official policies. The specific claims of Marxist-Leninist doctrine placed the Soviet historian -- required to serve as scholar, high priest, and political functionary, often caught between the conflicting pressures of ideological orthodoxy and liberalization -- under special tensions. This book presents a detailed analysis of Soviet historiography of the Communist Party in the USSR after Khrushchev's secret speech denouncing Stalin through the Twenty-third Party Congress (roughly 1956-1966). The author uses source materials that she spent a number of years reading and translating -- Soviet mass-edition texts and pamphlets, scholarly monographs, articles in historical journals and the popular press -- to construct a schematic chronology of developments in political history and related political events under Khrushchev and his immediate successors.

Detente Democracy and Dictatorship

No more vigorous critic of the uneasy co-existence of democracy and dictatorship exists than the greatest writer that the Soviet era of Russian history produced, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.This third edition is based on major addresses, ...

Detente  Democracy and Dictatorship

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351522485

Page: 132

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The subject of Detente, Democracy and Dictatorship has been with us since the breakdown of the Cold War and the termination of the Soviet system, indeed, if not since the origins of Bolshevism. No more vigorous critic of the uneasy co-existence of democracy and dictatorship exists than the greatest writer that the Soviet era of Russian history produced, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.This third edition is based on major addresses, especially aimed at Americans, delivered in 1975 in Washington, D.C. and New York, and again, in 1978, at Harvard University in Cambridge, all on the subject of detente, democracy and dictatorship. It also includes Solzhenitsyn's final 2007 interview with the German publication Der Spiegel.These major statements are brilliant and forthright comment on the risks of confusing ideology with diplomacy. But more than that, they summarize the Soviet debacle, the theoretical underpinnings, and distill Solzhenitsyn's multi-volumed masterpiece, the Gulag Archipelago.

Writing the Stalin Era

Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags, and gender relations after World War II, this festschrift volume highlights the work and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick offers a cross ...

Writing the Stalin Era

Author: G. Alexopoulos

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230105492

Page: 246

View: 323

Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags, and gender relations after World War II, this festschrift volume highlights the work and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick offers a cross-section of some of the best work being done on a critical period of Russia and the Soviet Union.

Jewish Women Writers in the Soviet Union

This book presents the lives and works of eleven Jewish women authors who lived in the Soviet Union, and who wrote and published their works in Russian. The works include poems, novels, memoirs and other writing.

Jewish Women Writers in the Soviet Union

Author: Rina Lapidus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136645462

Page: 212

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This book presents the lives and works of eleven Jewish women authors who lived in the Soviet Union, and who wrote and published their works in Russian. The works include poems, novels, memoirs and other writing. The book provides an overview of the life of each author, an overview of each author’s literary output, and an assessment of each author’s often conflicted view of her "feminine self" and of her "Jewish self". At a time when the large Jewish population which lived within the Soviet Union was threatened under Stalin’s prosecutions the book provides highly-informative insights into what it was like to be a Jewish woman in the Soviet Union in this period. The writers presented are: Alexandra Brustein, Elizaveta Polonskaia, Raisa Bloch, Hanna Levina, Ol'ga Ziv, Yulia Neiman, Rahil’ Baumwohl’, Margarita Alliger, Sarah Levina-Kul’neva, Sarah Pogreb and Zinaida Mirkina.

Russian and Soviet History

This text is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students in Russian history and is a great resource for scholars in the field.

Russian and Soviet History

Author: Steven A. Usitalo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742555914

Page: 292

View: 808

An original and thought-provoking text, Russian and Soviet History uses noteworthy themes and important events from Russian history to spark classroom discussion. Consisting of twenty essays written by experts in each area, the book showcases current thinking on Russian cultural, political, economic, and social history from the sixteenth century to the demise of the Soviet "experiment." Informed by both archival work and published sources, this text introduces students to Russian history in an accessible and provocative format, and its eclectic essays offer readers an incomparable taste of the complexity and richness of Russia.

Adventures of a Postmodern Historian

In doing so he offers a window into the state of history today – and points to exciting new ways of writing the past. This is a book about the craft of history, about both doing research and writing it.

Adventures of a Postmodern Historian

Author: Robert A. Rosenstone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474274234

Page: 224

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Robert Rosenstone was among the first 'postmodern' historians, and remains one of the most renowned. In this honest, revealing and often funny memoir, he shows us how he got there and why. Adventures of a Postmodern Historian chronicles Rosenstone's research journeys over half a century. Beginning in the 1960s, his offbeat trajectory took him on adventures through the police states of Franco Spain and the Soviet Union, to the Shinto shrines and Zen temples of Japan and ultimately to Hollywood. Alongside his own memoirs, Rosenstone reflects upon developments and changes within the realm of professional history, which in turn reflect the social, cultural, and intellectual shifts of the late 20th century. A pioneer of experimental and creative history, he suggests how the experience of the historian can inflect the written history, and provides a defence of innovation in historical writing that is both intellectually rigorous and entertaining. In doing so he offers a window into the state of history today – and points to exciting new ways of writing the past. This is a book about the craft of history, about both doing research and writing it. It should be required reading for all historians.

Der Nister s Soviet Years

This volume reveals how profoundly Der Nister was affected by the destruction of Jewish life during WWII and his own personal misfortunes.

Der Nister s Soviet Years

Author: Mikhail Krutikov

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253041902

Page: 312

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A critical look at the later work of the Russian Jewish author in the Soviet Union and its significance to Russian and Jewish history. In Der Nister’s Soviet Years, author Mikhail Krutikov focuses on the second half of the dramatic writing career of Soviet Yiddish writer Der Nister, pen name of Pinhas Kahanovich (1884–1950). Krutikov follows Der Nister’s painful but ultimately successful literary transformation from his symbolist roots to social realism under severe ideological pressure from Soviet critics and authorities. This volume reveals how profoundly Der Nister was affected by the destruction of Jewish life during WWII and his own personal misfortunes. While Der Nister was writing a history of his generation, he was arrested for anti-government activities and died tragically from a botched surgery in the Gulag. Krutikov illustrates why Der Nister’s work is so important to understandings of Soviet literature, the Russian Revolution, and the catastrophic demise of the Jewish community under Stalin. “Krutikov’s book on Der Nister will serve an important function, offering a strong, well-researched, and well-organized analysis of six significant periods in Der Nister’s writing. I expect it to inspire a great many new readers of Der Nister, inside and outside of academia.” —Amelia M. Glaser, author of Jews and Ukrainians in Russia’s Literary Borderlands: From the Shtetl Fair to the Petersburg Bookshop “Among Soviet Yiddish writers, Der Nister occupies a unique place in literary history. Mikhail Krutikov’s meticulous analysis follows the transformation of the writer under the pressure of the Soviet ideological environment.” —Gennady Estraikh, author of Yiddish in the Cold War

Re Writing International Relations

This book tells a different story of International Relations by challenging disciplinary and theoretical boundaries from the Turkish perspective with the aim of creating a more connected and global IR.

Re Writing International Relations

Author: Zeynep Gülşah Çapan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1783487852

Page: 128

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This book tells a different story of International Relations by challenging disciplinary and theoretical boundaries from the Turkish perspective with the aim of creating a more connected and global IR.

A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End

As a consequence the writing of history was strictly supervised. The problems were delicate: it was not easy to find a reasonably consistent and ...

A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End

Author: Peter Kenez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139451022

Page:

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An examination of political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union. The book identifies the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical change in the government of Russia, from the turn of the century to the revolution of 1917. Kenez envisions that revolution as a crisis of authority that posed the question, 'Who shall govern Russia?' This question was resolved with the creation of the Soviet Union. Kenez traces the development of the Soviet Union from the Revolution, through the 1920s, the years of the New Economic Policies and into the Stalinist order. He shows how post-Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to find ways to rule the country without using Stalin's methods but also without openly repudiating the past, and to negotiate a peaceful but antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West. In this second edition, he also examines the post-Soviet period, tracing Russia's development up to the time of publication.

The Routledge Atlas of Russian History

Bringing new material to view, and with eight new maps, the complex and often turbulent history of Russia over the course of 2,000 years is brought to life in a series of 176 maps by one of the most successful historian writers today.

The Routledge Atlas of Russian History

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041539483X

Page: 176

View: 647

The complex and often turbulent history of Russia over the course of 2,000 years is brought to life in a series of 176 maps by one of the most prolific and successful historian authors today. This fourth edition of The Routledge Atlas of Russian History covers not only the wars and expansion of Russia but also a wealth of less conspicuous details of its history, from famine and anarchism to the growth of naval strength and the strengths of the river systems. From 800 BC to the fall of the Soviet Union, this indispensable guide to Russian history covers: war and conflict: from the triumph of the Goths between 200 and 400 BC to the defeat of Germany at the end of the Second World War and the end of the Cold War politics: from the rise of Moscow in the Middle Ages to revolution, the fall of the monarchy and the collapse of communism industry, economics and transport: from the Trans-Siberian Railway between 1891 and 1917 to the Virgin Lands Campaign and the growth of heavy industry society, trade and culture: from the growth of monasticism to peasant discontent, Labour Camps and the geographical distribution of ethnic Russians. Now bringing new material to view, and including seven new maps, this popular atlas will more than readily gain a place on the bookshelves of anyone interested in the history of Russia.