The Russian Revolution, 1917 / Edition 2

The Russian Revolution, 1917 / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0521841550
ISBN-13:
9780521841559
Pub. Date:
05/31/2005
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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The Russian Revolution, 1917 / Edition 2

Rex Wade presents a new account of one of the pivotal events of modern history, combining his own long study of the revolution with the best of contemporary scholarship. Wade recasts the political history of the revolution while giving due space to its social history. He incorporates people often omitted, including women, national minority peoples, and peasantry front soldiers, enabling a richer and more complete history to emerge. The story is narrated with pace, verve, and exceptional clarity; the chronology, maps and illustrations give further support to the reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521841559
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/31/2005
Series: New Approaches to European History Series , #32
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of maps; Preface; Preface to the second edition; Chronology; 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; Notes; Further reading; Index.

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