Critical Companion to the Russian Revolution, 1914-1921

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Edward Acton, V. I͡U. Cherni͡aev, William G. Rosenberg
Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1997 - History - 782 pages
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Essays by 46 historians reflect the impact of the fall of the Soviet Union on the study of the revolution that birthed it, including better access to archives and new opportunities for collaborations between Russian and other specialists. They cover the revolution as event; actors and the question of agency; parties, movements, and ideologies; institutions and institutional cultures; social groups, identities, cultures, and the question of consciousness; economic issues and problems of everyday life; and nationality and regional questions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

Interpreting Revolutionary Russia William G Rosenberg
18
THE REVOLUTION AS EVENT
35
The February Revolution Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
48
The April Crisis Ziva Galili
62
The Breakdown of the Imperial Army in 1917 Allan Wildman
69
The October Revolution Alexander Rabinowitch
81
The Military Campaigns Evan Mawdsley
93
The Tenth Congress of the Communist Party and the Transition
115
The Red Army Francesco Benvenuti
403
The Russian Orthodox Church Mikhail V Shkarovskii
416
The Soviets Nikolai N Smirnov
429
Town and City Government Nikolai N Smirnov
438
The Trade Unions Diane P Koenker
446
The Village Commune and Rural Government Orlando Figes
457
The White Armies Evan Mawdsley
468
SOCIAL GROUPS IDENTITIES CULTURES
479

ACTORS AND THE QUESTION OF AGENCY
129
Kerensky Boris I Kolonitskii
138
Lenin Robert Service
150
Martov Israel Getzler
161
Miliukov Raymond Pearson
168
Dominic Lieven
176
Spiridonova Alexander Rabinowitch
182
Trotsky Vladimir Iu Cherniaev
188
Tsereteli Ziva Galili and Albert P Nenarokov
197
The White Generals Vladimir Iu Cherniaev
206
PARTIES MOVEMENTS IDEOLOGIES
219
The Bolshevik Party Robert Service
231
From BrestLitovsk to
245
The Constitutional Democratic Party Kadets
256
From Democrats to Statists Ziva Galili
267
The SocialistRevolutionary Party SRs19171920
281
The Left Socialist Revolutionaries 19171918
291
INSTITUTIONS AND INSTITUTIONAL CULTURES
301
The Cheka Alter L Litvin
314
The Constituent Assembly Nikolai N Smirnov
323
Education Schools and Student Life Aleksei R Markov
334
Factory Committees Steve Smith
346
Family Marriage and Relations Between the Sexes Elizabeth Waters
359
The Press and the Revolution Boris I Kolonitskii
381
The Provisional Government Howard White
391
Bolshevik Cultural Policy Christopher Read
490
The Cossacks Shane ORourke
499
The Emigration Robert C Williams
507
The Intelligentsia Jane Burbank
515
The Lower Middle Strata in 1917 Daniel Orlovsky
529
Officers Peter Kenez
534
The Peasantry Orlando Figes
543
Population
554
The Role of Ritual and Symbols Richard Stites
565
Russian Industrialists and Revolution Peter Gatrell
572
Soldiers and Sailors Evan Mawdsley
584
Women and the Gender Question Barbara Evans Clements
592
Workers Sergei V Iarov
604
ECONOMIC ISSUES AND PROBLEMS OF EVERYDAY LIFE
619
Problems of Social Welfare and Everyday Life
633
War Communism Silvana Malle
645
NATIONALITY AND REGIONAL QUESTIONS
657
Estonia and Latvia Olavi Arens
667
The Revolution in Central Asia Martha Brill Olcott
679
The Jews John D Klier
693
The Revolution in Transcaucasia Ronald G Suny
719
Ukraine Mark von Hagen
734
Glossary and abbreviations
741
Index of subjects
770
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Edward Acton is Professor of Modern European History at the University of East Anglia.

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