Imperial and Soviet Russia: Power, Privilege and the Challenge of Modernity

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 15, 1997 - History - 478 pages
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It is impossible to make sense of the modern world without understanding the vast, and ultimately unsuccessful, experiment with Communism that began in Russia in 1917. Imperial and Soviet Russia offers a coherent interpretation of the turbulent history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union during the last two centuries." "Tracing the roots of the Communist experiment in the peasant world of traditional Russia, it shows how the harsh social and economic changes of the nineteenth century created enough dislocation to topple the tsarist regime and bring the Bolsheviks to power in 1917."--

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David Christian is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Macquarie University, Sydney where he has taught since 1975. His BA and DPhil are from Oxford University. His previous publications include "Bread and Salt: A Social and Economic History of Food and Drink in Russia" (1982), "Living Water: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation" (1990) and "Imperial and Soviet Russia: Power, Privilege and the Challenge of Modernity" (1997).

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