From Autocracy to Communism: Russia 1894-1941

From Autocracy to Communism: Russia 1894-1941

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By (author) Michael Lynch

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  • Publisher: HODDER EDUCATION
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 239mm x 15mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 4 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340965908
  • ISBN 13: 9780340965900
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 120,587

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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk) From Autocracy to Communism: Russia 1894-1941 This title draws on content from the bestselling titles 'Reaction and Revolution: Russia 1894-1924' and 'Bolshevik and Stalinist Russia 1918-56'. It focuses on the period from 1894-1941. It begins with the situation in Russia under Tsar Nicholas II and then goes on to examine the causes and effects of the 1905 and 1917 revolutions, the Bolshevik struggle to gain power, and the eventual rise of Stalin. The political, economic and social developments through this period and the effects of these are explored and analysed throughout.

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Michael Lynch is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. His research interests are in modern European and Chinese history and he has authored and edited several titles in the Access to History series.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Late Imperial Russia, 1894-1905 Character of the Tsarist State The Problem of Reform in Imperial Russia Economic Reform under Witte, 1893-1903 The Opponents of Tsardom The Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5 Study Guide Chapter 2 - The 1905 Revolution and Its Aftermath The 1905 Revolution Stolypin and Land Reform The Russian Economy After Witte 1903-14 The Dumas, 1906-14 Growing Tensions in Russia 1911-14 The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 3 - War and Revolution, 1914-17 Russia's Entry into the First World War: Long-Term Reasons Russia's Entry into the First World War: Short-Term Reasons Russia at War The Growth of Opposition to Tsardom The February Revolution The Key Debate: Why Did the Tsarist System Collapse in February 1917? Study Guide Chapter 4 - 1917: The October Revolution The Dual Authority The Bolsheviks Return The Provisional Government and Its Problems The October Revolution Reasons for Bolshevik Success Study Guide Chapter 5 - The Bolsheviks in Power 1917-20 The Problems Confronting the Bolsheviks Dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, January 1918 The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk 1918 The Russian Civil War 1918-20 The Foreign Interventions, 1918-20 Study Guide Chapter 6 - Lenin's Revolution, 1917-24 The Red Terror War Communism, 1918-21 The Krondstadt Rising, 1921 The New Economic Policy (NEP) The Shaping of a Soviet Society under Lenin Lenin's Role as a Revolutionary Interpreting the Russian Revolution Study Guide Chapter 7 - Stalin's Rise to Power, 1924-9 Lenin and Stalin The Power Struggle after Lenin's Death The Defeat of Trotsky and the Left The Defeat of the Right Study Guide Chapter 8 - Stalin and the Soviet Economy Stalin's Economic Aims Collectivisation Industrialisation The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 9 - Stalin's Terror State The Early Purges The Post-Kirov Purges, 1934-6 The Great Purge, 1936-9 The Purges as a Study in Stalin's Use of Power Study Guide Chapter 10 - Stalin and Stalinism, 1924-41 Soviet Culture Stalin's Cult of Personality Education Health Religion Women and the Family Stalin's Record Study Guide Glossary Index