The Russian Tragedy: The Burden of History

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M.E. Sharpe, 1996 - History - 306 pages
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Chronology -- Part 1: The Historical Ingredients -- 1. Origins: Russia and the Russian Political Style -- 2. Politics and Religion: The Divorce of State and Society -- 3. Reason and Progress: Peter and Catherine -- 4. Reaction and Revolt: The Imperial Dead End -- 5. Culture, Character, Psyche: A Literary Excursion -- Part II: The Revolutionary Experience -- 6. Reform or Revolution, 1900-1917 -- 7. The Awkward World of Leninism, 1917-1928
 

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Contents

Russia and the Russian Political Style
3
The Divorce of State and Society
29
Peter and Catherine
49
The Imperial Dead End
73
A Literary Excursion
108
Reform or Revolution 19001917
153
The Awkward World of Leninism 19171928
180
The Brave New World of Stalinism 19281953
207
Reform or RevolutionAgain 19531991
240
A Cautious Prognosis
266
Notes
277
Index
295
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