The Russian Revolution, 1917 / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$102.60
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $45.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 58%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $45.00   
  • New (2) from $91.35   
  • Used (3) from $45.00   

Overview

Combining his own long term study of the revolution with the best of contemporary scholarship. Rex Wade presents a revised and expanded account of one of the pivotal events of modern history in this second edition. Within an overall narrative that provides a clear description of the 1917 revolution, he introduces several new approaches on its political history and complexity. Wade discredits many of the myths and misconceptions that have clouded studies of the period. He also considers the social history of the revolution and incorporates people and places too often left out of the story, including women, national minority peoples, and peasantry front soldiers.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'This work is, without a doubt, the best single-volume treatment of the 1917 revolution ever published in English … a remarkably readable synthesis of exceptionally diverse recent scholarship … Rex Wade has done the field a great service with the publication of The Russian Revolution, 1917, which is bound to become a standard choice of syllabi in Russian history of the revolutionary period.' Slavic Review

'Read Wade, Rex Wade, his The Russian Revolution, 1917 ends logically with the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly in January 1918; it combines traditional history from above with more recent history from below; it has no ideological preconceptions; it is new, admirably brief, and it is good.' Revolutionary Russia

'… students and the interested general public will choose Wade's book not only for his 'rethinking our narrative and interpretation of several major features of the revolution' but also for the enjoyment of engaging with a good history of one of the seminal events of the last century that is well told.' Eras Journal

'… it is a thoughtful and balanced work which logically [] describes the sequence and outcome of the events of 1917 … as of today it is the book that logically balances the many, divergent extremes of past interpretations of the Russian revolution.' Buldakov V. P., Doctor of History, Russian Academy of Science Otechestvennaia Istoriia

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521841559
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2005
  • Series: New Approaches to European History Series , #32
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Rex A. Wade is Professor of Russian History at George Mason University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Russian history.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. The coming of the Revolution; 2. The February Revolution; 3. Political realignment and the new political system; 4. The aspirations of Russian society; 5. The peasants and the purposes of revolution; 6. The nationalities: identity and opportunity; 7. The summer of discontents; 8. 'All power to the Soviets'; 9. The Bolsheviks take power; 10. The Constituent Assembly and the purposes of power; 11. Conclusions.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)