A History of Soviet Russia: The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917-23 Pt.1

A History of Soviet Russia: The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917-23 Pt.1


By (author) Edward Hallett Carr


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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Hardback | 430 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 222mm x 40mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1950
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0333085663
  • ISBN 13: 9780333085660
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

1917-23 covers the period up to Lenin's first withdrawal from the political scene in the Spring of 1923. Writing in The Spectator, Max Beloff said: 'This is by itself far and away the most important book on a Soviet theme that has yet appeared in the English language.'

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Author information

E.H. CARR who died in 1982 at the age of ninety was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, UK. His books include International Relations between the Two World Wars 1919-1939, The Twenty Years' Crisis 1919-1939, Nationalism and After, The New Society, What is History?, 1917: Before and After, Michael Bakunin, The Russian Revolution From Lenin to Stalin 1917-1929, the fourteen volume History of Soviet Russia and The Twilight of the Comintern 1930-1935.

Table of contents

PART 1: THE MAN AND THE INSTRUMENT The Foundations of Bolshevism Bolsheviks and Mensheviks 1905 and After From February to October PART 2: THE CONSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE The Two Revolutions The Constitution of the RSFSR Consolidating the Dictatorship The Ascendancy of the Party Party and State PART 3: DISPERSAL AND REUNION Policy, Doctrine, Machinery Self-Determination in Practice The Balance-Sheet of Self Determination Through Alliance to Federation The Constitution of the USSR List of Abbreviations