The Russian Revolution: 1917-1921

The Russian Revolution: 1917-1921

by Ronald Kowalski


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The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 has provided fresh perspectives from which to view the Revolution out of which it grew. The Russian Revolution, 1917-1921, by Ronald Kowalski, reviews the ever-changing debate on the nature of the Russian Revolution.

This collection of documents and sources includes:

* newspapers, memoirs and literature
* commentary and background information of each source
* a narrative of the major events of the period
* new material made available since the policy of glasnost
* a re-examination of World War One and the Revolution
* focus on thematic issues such as the actions of peasants and workers.

For students of European history this will provide interesting and informative reading on this major event in Russia's turbulent past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415124379
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/20/1997
Series: Routledge Sources in History Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Historiography of Revolution; Part I. The Course of Revolution:

2. The Impact of War

3. The February Revolution and the Origins of Dual Power

4. Politics and Crises, March--July

5. The Kornilov Affair

6. The October Revolution

7. The Origins of the Bolshevik Dictatorship

8. The Civil War; Part II. The Issues of Revolution:

9. Agriculture and the Peasants

10. Industry and the Workers

11. The National Minorities

12. The War and the Army;Part III. Opposition:

13. Communist Oppositions

14. The Mensheviks and the Social Revolutionaries

15. The Communist Autocracy Challenged: The Crisis of 1921

16. Conclusion: The Roots of Communist Autocracy.

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