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    DescriptionThe Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. In the years following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the opening of its archives, it has become possible to step back and see the full picture. This fully updated new edition of Sheila Fitzpatrick's classic short history of the Russian Revolution takes into account the new archival and other evidence that has come to light since then, incorporating material that was previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians Starting with an overview of the roots of the revolution, Fitzpatrick takes the story from 1917, through Stalin's 'revolution from above', to the great purges of the 1930s. She tells a gripping story of a Marxist revolution that was intended to transform the world, visited enormous suffering on the Russian people, and, like the French Revolution before it, ended up by devouring its own children.


 

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    Title
    The Russian Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sheila Fitzpatrick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 178 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199237678
    ISBN 10: 0199237670
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPWQ, HBTV
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS031000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H5
    B&T Approval Code: A15204060
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A40553000
    DC22: 947.0841
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 947.084/1
    BISAC region code: 1.6.7.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: DK265 .F48 2008
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JPWQ, NHTV
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    20 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Sheila Fitzpatrick is Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor in Modern Russian History at the University of Chicago, specializing in Modern Russian and Soviet social, political, and cultural history. A past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies and the recipient of a Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award, her other publications include Everyday Stalinism and Tear off the Masks! Identity and Imposture in Twentieth-Century Russia.
    Review quote
    Review from previous edition A lucid and indeed instantly classic explanation of the revolutionary spirit in its pre-1917 and Lenin-then-Stalin dominated stages. Tribune A welcome new edition of this classic history, a triumph of concision and incise analysis by a scholar who knows more than almost anyone about the early years of the Soviet system. Orlando Figes, Birkbeck College, London, and author of A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924 A succinct, insightful, and highly original interpretation of the Russian Revolution as a process of social transformation lasting from 1917 to 1937... Fitzpatrick gives us a challenging rethinking that will shape our discussions for years to come. Ronald Suny, University of Michigan A beautiful little introduction to the topic. This is a fine work for introductory students, as well as for general readers looking for a window into the Russian enigma. Robert V. Daniels, University of Vermont
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. The Setting ; 2. 1917: The Revolutions of February and October ; 3. The Civil War ; 4. NEP and the Future of the Revolution ; 5. Stalin's Revolution ; 6. Ending the Revolution ; Notes ; Select Bibliography ; Index