Party State And Society In The Russian Civil War

Download Party State And Society In The Russian Civil War ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Party State And Society In The Russian Civil War book pdf for free now.

Party State And Society In The Russian Civil War

Author : William (Senior Lecturer Rosenberg, School of Medicine University of Southampton Southampton)
ISBN : 0253205417
Genre : History
File Size : 25.17 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 868
Read : 1062

By 1921 (after four years of civil war), the Red Armies and the Soviet system emerged victorious, but the social and political consequences of this victory, the implications of the experience of the war years themselves, remain an unresolved historical issue. Among the questions confronted in these papers: To what extent were responses and political choices of the Civil War years the product of social and economic circumstances, to what extent the exercise of conscious political will? Why was there a progressive erosion of democratic practices and forms in the soviets, in the central government, in trade unions, and in the factories themselves in the post-October period? Paper edition (unseen), $12.50. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: History

The Russian Revolution

Author : Sheila Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9780192529701
Genre : History
File Size : 52.59 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 571
Read : 348

The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. In the years following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the opening of its archives, it has become possible to step back and see the full picture. Starting with an overview of the roots of the revolution, Fitzpatrick takes the story from 1917, through Stalin's 'revolution from above', to the great purges of the 1930s. She tells a gripping story of a Marxist revolution that was intended to transform the world, visited enormous suffering on the Russian people, and, like the French Revolution before it, ended up by devouring its own children. This updated edition contains a fully revised bibliography and updated introduction to address the centenary, what does it all mean in retrospect.
Category: History

The Russian Revolution A Very Short Introduction

Author : S. A. Smith
ISBN : 9780191578366
Genre : History
File Size : 44.38 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 490
Read : 426

This Very Short Introduction provides an analytical narrative of the main events and developments in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1936. It examines the impact of the revolution on society as a whole—on different classes, ethnic groups, the army, men and women, youth. Its central concern is to understand how one structure of domination was replaced by another. The book registers the primacy of politics, but situates political developments firmly in the context of massive economic, social, and cultural change. Since the fall of Communism there has been much reflection on the significance of the Russian Revolution. The book rejects the currently influential, liberal interpretation of the revolution in favour of one that sees it as rooted in the contradictions of a backward society which sought modernization and enlightenment and ended in political tyranny. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Category: History

Russia S Liberal Project

Author : Marcia A. Weigle
ISBN : 0271043636
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 41.25 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 992
Read : 933

A study of contemporary politics in Russia, assessing the attempted transition from totalitarianism to liberal democracy. It shows that although liberal institutions have been tentatively established, the weak social and cultural supports threaten the success of Russia's liberal project.
Category: Political Science

Motherland

Author : David R. Marples
ISBN : 9781317873853
Genre : History
File Size : 53.67 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 279
Read : 915

Motherland tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. From Lenin's virtual coup in November 1917 to Boris Yeltsin's ruthless takeover of power in 1991, the book culminates with a new view of the Yeltsin years. David Marples focuses on the evolution of Russia during the Soviet period, and the attempt to harness Russian nationalism to the avowed Soviet mission of promoting World Communism. Along the way heanalyses some of the more intensive historical debates and uncovers some of the myths perpetuated by state propaganda, especially those associated with the Great Patriotic War.
Category: History

Everyday Stalinism

Author : Sheila Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9780199839247
Genre : History
File Size : 45.35 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 670
Read : 646

Here is a pioneering account of everyday life under Stalin, written by a leading authority on modern Russian history. Focusing on the urban population, Fitzpatrick depicts a world of privation, overcrowding, endless lines, and broken homes, in which the regime's promises of future socialist abundance rang hollowly. We read of a government bureaucracy that often turned life into a nightmare, and of how ordinary citizens tried to circumvent it. We also read of the secret police, whose constant surveillance was endemic at this time, and the waves of terror, like the Great Purges of 1937, which periodically cast society into turmoil.
Category: History

Evidence History And The Great War

Author : Gail Braybon
ISBN : 1571818014
Genre : History
File Size : 89.74 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 575
Read : 1162

In the English-speaking world the Great War maintains a tenacious grip on the public imagination, and also continues to draw historians to an event which has been interpreted variously as a symbol of modernity, the midwife to the twentieth century and an agent of social change. Although much 'common knowledge' about the war and its aftermath has included myth, simplification and generalisation, this has often been accepted uncritically by popular and academic writers alike. While Britain may have suffered a surfeit of war books, many telling much the same story, there is far less written about the impact of the Great War in other combatant nations. Its history was long suppressed in both fascist Italy and the communist Soviet Union: only recently have historians of Russia begun to examine a conflict which killed, maimed and displaced so many millions. Even in France and Germany the experience of 1914-18 has often been overshadowed by the Second World War. The war's social history is now ripe for reassessment and revision. The essays in this volume incorporate a European perspective, engage with the historiography of the war, and consider how the primary textural, oral and pictorial evidence has been used - or abused. Subjects include the politics of shellshock, the impact of war on women, the plight of refugees, food distribution in Berlin and portrait photography, all of which illuminate key debates in war history.
Category: History

Broad Is My Native Land

Author : Lewis H. Siegelbaum
ISBN : 9780801455131
Genre : History
File Size : 39.41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 506
Read : 571

Whether voluntary or coerced, hopeful or desperate, people moved in unprecedented numbers across Russia’s vast territory during the twentieth century. Broad Is My Native Land is the first history of late imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia through the lens of migration. Lewis H. Siegelbaum and Leslie Page Moch tell the stories of Russians on the move, capturing the rich variety of their experiences by distinguishing among categories of migrants—settlers, seasonal workers, migrants to the city, career and military migrants, evacuees and refugees, deportees, and itinerants. So vast and diverse was Russian political space that in their journeys, migrants often crossed multiple cultural, linguistic, and administrative borders. By comparing the institutions and experiences of migration across the century and placing Russia in an international context, Siegelbaum and Moch have made a magisterial contribution to both the history of Russia and the study of global migration. The authors draw on three kinds of sources: letters to authorities (typically appeals for assistance); the myriad forms employed in communication about the provision of transportation, food, accommodation, and employment for migrants; and interviews with and memoirs by people who moved or were moved, often under the most harrowing of circumstances. Taken together, these sources reveal the complex relationship between the regimes of state control that sought to regulate internal movement and the tactical repertoires employed by the migrants themselves in their often successful attempts to manipulate, resist, and survive these official directives.
Category: History

The Thaw

Author : Denis Kozlov
ISBN : 9781442618954
Genre : History
File Size : 24.51 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 171
Read : 717

The period from Stalin’s death in 1953 to the end of the 1960s marked a crucial epoch in Soviet history. Though not overtly revolutionary, this era produced significant shifts in policies, ideas, language, artistic practices, daily behaviours, and material life. It was also during this time that social, cultural, and intellectual processes in the USSR began to parallel those in the West (and particularly in Europe) as never before. This volume examines in fascinating detail the various facets of Soviet life during the 1950s and 1960s, a period termed the ‘Thaw.’ Featuring innovative research by historical, literary, and film scholars from across the world, this book helps to answer fundamental questions about the nature and ultimate fortune of the Soviet order – both in its internal dynamics and in its long-term and global perspectives.
Category: History

Social Dimensions Of Soviet Industrialization

Author : William G. Rosenberg
ISBN : 025320772X
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 27.35 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 738
Read : 267

"This is a fine book, impressive in both quantity and quality." âe"Journal of Economic History "The collection stands out as one of the most useful volumes currently available on the Soviet Union in the 1930s." âe"Labour History Review "Altogether, this book succeeds in opening up the social history of the Soviet Union in the era of planning for those students and scholars who are ready to advance beyond the old stereotypes." âe"ILWCH The pathbreaking essays assembled here examine the complex pattern of relationships between the first Five Year Plans and the society and culture of Stalinist Russia. Discussion focuses on urbanization, social mobility, questions of social identity and the cultural constructions of the industrialization drive, as well as work organization, management relations, and the underlying processes of industrial organization.
Category: Political Science

Soviet State And Society Between Revolutions 1918 1929

Author : Lewis H. Siegelbaum
ISBN : 0521369878
Genre : History
File Size : 66.44 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 942
Read : 1060

The evolution of the ruling Communist Party and its New Economic Policy is explored in the first book to analyze the relationship between the Soviet state and society from 1917 through the early 1930s through the changing fortunes of its peoples.
Category: History

Stalin

Author : Stephen Kotkin
ISBN : 9780698170100
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 28.5 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 216
Read : 464

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler’s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a top leader in a band of revolutionary zealots. When the band seizes control of the country in the aftermath of total world war, the former seminarian ruthlessly dominates the new regime until he stands as absolute ruler of a vast and terrible state apparatus, with dominion over Eurasia. While still building his power base within the Bolshevik dictatorship, he embarks upon the greatest gamble of his political life and the largest program of social reengineering ever attempted: the collectivization of all agriculture and industry across one sixth of the earth. Millions will die, and many more millions will suffer, but the man will push through to the end against all resistance and doubts. Where did such power come from? In Stalin, Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that, at long last, is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. The character of Stalin emerges as both astute and blinkered, cynical and true believing, people oriented and vicious, canny enough to see through people but prone to nonsensical beliefs. We see a man inclined to despotism who could be utterly charming, a pragmatic ideologue, a leader who obsessed over slights yet was a precocious geostrategic thinker—unique among Bolsheviks—and yet who made egregious strategic blunders. Through it all, we see Stalin’s unflinching persistence, his sheer force of will—perhaps the ultimate key to understanding his indelible mark on history. Stalin gives an intimate view of the Bolshevik regime’s inner geography of power, bringing to the fore fresh materials from Soviet military intelligence and the secret police. Kotkin rejects the inherited wisdom about Stalin’s psychological makeup, showing us instead how Stalin’s near paranoia was fundamentally political, and closely tracks the Bolshevik revolution’s structural paranoia, the predicament of a Communist regime in an overwhelmingly capitalist world, surrounded and penetrated by enemies. At the same time, Kotkin demonstrates the impossibility of understanding Stalin’s momentous decisions outside of the context of the tragic history of imperial Russia. The product of a decade of intrepid research, Stalin is a landmark achievement, a work that recasts the way we think about the Soviet Union, revolution, dictatorship, the twentieth century, and indeed the art of history itself. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Experiencing Russia S Civil War

Author : Donald J. Raleigh
ISBN : 0691113203
Genre : History
File Size : 82.65 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 480
Read : 1133

This book is the only comprehensive history of the total experience of the Russian Civil War. Focusing on the key Volga city of Saratov and the surrounding region, Donald Raleigh is the first historian to fully show how the experience of civil war embedded itself into both the people's and the state's outlook and behavior. He demonstrates how and why the programs and ideals that had propelled the Bolsheviks into power were so quickly lost and the repressive Soviet party-state was born. Experiencing Russia's Civil War is based on exhaustive use of previously classified local and central archives. It is also bold and ambitious in its breadth of thematic coverage, dealing with all aspects of the war experience from institutional evolution and demographics to survival strategies. Complicating our understanding of this formative period, Raleigh provides compelling evidence that many features of the Soviet system that we associate with the Stalin era were already adumbrated and practiced by the early 1920s, as Bolshevism became closed to real alternatives. Raleigh interprets this as the consequence of a complex dynamic shaped by Russia's political tradition and culture, Bolshevik ideology, and dire political, economic, and military crises starting with World War I and strongly reinforced by the indelible, mythologized experience of survival in the Civil War. Fluidly written, replete with new information, and always engaged with important questions, this is history finely wrought.
Category: History

Civil Society Before Democracy

Author : Nancy Bermeo
ISBN : 9780742573628
Genre : History
File Size : 69.71 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 982
Read : 1179

Bringing together historians and political scientists, this unique collaboration compares nineteenth-century civil societies that failed to develop lasting democracies with civil societies that succeeded. Much of the current literature on the connection between civil society and consolidating democracy focuses exclusively on single, contemporary polities that are ever-changing and uncertain. By studying historical cases, the authors are able to demonstrate which civil societies developed in tandem with lasting democracies and which did not. Contrasting these two sets of cases, the book both enlightens readers about individual countries and extracts lessons about the connections between civil society and democracy in contemporary times. Above all, the authors ask the vital but under-researched question, OHow and why does democratic civil society develop?O
Category: History

Soviet Women On The Frontline In The Second World War

Author : R. Markwick
ISBN : 9780230362543
Genre : History
File Size : 26.18 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 852
Read : 1214

This is the first comprehensive study in English of Soviet women who fought against the genocidal, misogynist, Nazi enemy on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. Drawing on a vast array of original archival, memoir, and published sources, this book captures the everyday experiences of Soviet women fighting, living and dying on the front.
Category: History

Russia After Lenin

Author : Vladimir Brovkin
ISBN : 9781134680573
Genre : History
File Size : 60.45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 885
Read : 1003

Following the Russian Revolution, the cultural and political landscape of Russia was strewn with contradictions. The dictatorship, censorship and repression of the Communist party existed alongside private enterprise, the black market and open debates on Socialism. In Russian Society and politics 1921-1929 Vladimir Brovkin offers a comprehensive cultural, political, economic and social history of developments in Russia in the 1920's. By examining the contrast between Bolshevik propaganda claims and social reality, the author explains how Communist representations were variously received and resisted by workers, peasants, students, women, teachers and party officials. He presents a picture of cultural diversity and rejection of Communist constraints through many means including unauthorised protest, religion, jazz music and poetry. In Russian Society and Politics 1921-1929 Vladimir Brovkin argues that these trends, if left unchecked, endangered the Communist Party's monopoly on political power. The Stalinist revolution can thus be seen as a pre-emptive strike against this independent and vibrant society as well as a product of Stalin's personality and communist ideology.
Category: History

States And Social Revolutions

Author : Theda Skocpol
ISBN : 0521294991
Genre : History
File Size : 71.56 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 341
Read : 1299

Theda Skocpol shows how all three combine to explain the origins and accomplishments of social-revolutionary transformations.
Category: History

The Baba And The Comrade

Author : Elizabeth A. Wood
ISBN : 0253214300
Genre : History
File Size : 79.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 211
Read : 898

How could the baba--traditionally the "backward" Russian woman--be mobilized as a "comrade" in the construction of a new state and society? Drawing on newly available archival materials, historian Elizabeth Wood explores the Bolshevik government's campaign to draw women into the public sphere and involve them in the world of politics in the early Soviet years.
Category: History

War And Genocide

Author : Martin Shaw
ISBN : 9780745697529
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 67.48 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 875
Read : 847

This comprehensive introduction to the study of war and genocide presents a disturbing case that the potential for slaughter is deeply rooted in the political, economic, social and ideological relations of the modern world. Most accounts of war and genocide treat them as separate phenomena. This book thoroughly examines the links between these two most inhuman of human activities. It shows that the generally legitimate business of war and the monstrous crime of genocide are closely related. This is not just because genocide usually occurs in the midst of war, but because genocide is a form of war directed against civilian populations. The book shows how fine the line has been, in modern history, between ‘degenerate war’ involving the mass destruction of civilian populations, and ‘genocide’, the deliberate destruction of civilian groups as such. Written by one of the foremost sociological writers on war, War and Genocide has four main features: an original argument about the meaning and causes of mass killing in the modern world; a guide to the main intellectual resources – military, political and social theories – necessary to understand war and genocide; summaries of the main historical episodes of slaughter, from the trenches of the First World War to the Nazi Holocaust and the killing fields of Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda; practical guides to further reading, courses and websites. This book examines war and genocide together with their opposites, peace and justice. It looks at them from the standpoint of victims as well as perpetrators. It is an important book for anyone wanting to understand – and overcome – the continuing salience of destructive forces in modern society.
Category: Political Science

Civil Society

Author : John R. Ehrenberg
ISBN : 0814722083
Genre : Law
File Size : 63.77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 801
Read : 1089

An examination of the historical, political and theoretical evolution of how civil society has been understood for the last 2500 years. The author provides an analysis of the possibilities - and limits - of what this concept can offer to contemporary political affairs.
Category: Law