Party, State and Society in the Russian Civil War

Party, State and Society in the Russian Civil War : Explorations in Social History

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"This volume is a valuable source of information that also represents a genuinely collaborative approach to understanding Soviet history. The collection is so rich that every scholar and teacher of Soviet history will want to consult it. Highly recommended." --Choice"Documentation of this well-edited volume is exhaustive. It can be highly recommended for undergraduate and graduate students and specialists." --History"This is a surprisingly readable, well-structured book that is an absolute necessity for a college library as well as a useful addition to a scholar's personal library." --Perspectives on Political Science..". essential reading... abundant empirical research and fresh interpretations." --The Russian ReviewTo what extent were the social responses and political choices of the Civil War years the product of social and economic circumstances and to what extent were they the result of the independent exercise of conscious political will? This landmark volume presents the leading edge of current scholarship on the social history of the Russian Civil more

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  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 32mm | 721.21g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253205417
  • 9780253205414
  • 1,449,676

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION I Civil War and Social Revolution New Perspectives on the Civil War Sheila Fitzpatrick Civil War and the Problem of Social Identities in Early Twentieth-Century Russia Leopold H. Haimson II The Social and Demographic Impact of the Civil War Introduction: Social and Demographic Change in the Civil War Diane P Koenker OThe City in DangerO: The Civil War and the Russian Urban Population Daniel R. Brower Urbanization and Deurbanization in the Russian Revolution and Civil War Diane P. Koenker The Effects of the Civil War on Women and Family Relations Barbara Evans Clements Commentary: The Elements of Social and Demographic Change in Civil War Russia William G. Rosenberg III Administration and State Building Introduction: Bolshevik Efforts at State Building Victoria E. Bonnell The Petrograd First City District Soviet during the Civil War Alexander Rabinowitch Bread without the Bourgeoisie Mary McAuley State Building in the Civil War Era: The Role of Lower-Middle Strata Daniel T. Orlovsky The Rationalization of State KontolO Thomas F. Remington Commentary: Administration and State Building Ronald Grigor Suny IV The Bolsheviks and the Intelligentsia Introduction: The Bolsheviks and the Intelligentsia Peter Kenez The Professoriate in the Russian Civil War James C. McClelland Natural Scientists and the Soviet System Kendall E. Bailes Intellectuals in the Proletkult: Problems of Authority and Expertise Lynn Mally Commentary: The Revolution and the Intellectuals Diane P. Koenker V Workers and Socialists Introduction: Workers and Socialist Allan K. Wildman Social Democrats in Power: Menshevik Georgia and the Russian Civil War Ronald Grigor Suny The Social Background to Tsektran William G. Rosenberg Commentary: Circumstance and Political Will in the Russian Civil War Reginald E. Zelnik VI The Legacy of the Civil War The Legacy of the Civil War Sheila Fitzpatrick The Civil War: Dynamics and Legacy Moshe Lewin GUIDE TO FURTHER READING CONTRIBUTORS INDEXshow more

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