Revolutionary Dreams

Revolutionary Dreams : Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution

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This book discusses utopian ideals and experimentation before, during, and after the Russian Revolution of 1917. Richard Stites grounds his study in the larger field of Russia's social, intellectual, and cultural history, examining party programmes, economic policy, and moral practices to recreate the vast tableau of revolutionary life. Above all, he reveals how people expressed revolutionary sentiment through myth, ritual, symbol, cult, and community.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 324 pages
  • 164.6 x 241.3 x 30.2mm | 721.59g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195055365
  • 9780195055368

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'Richard Stites' book is a lively, charismatic catalogue of the many manifestations of Russian 'pre-figurative behaviour' ... Stites profitably indulges the historian's love for accreted details and anecdotes, which add up to a cultural mosaic and suggest a scholarly proof.'
Spencer Golub, Brown University, Theatre Research International, 1992 'thoroughly researched and extremely informative book ... A book to be enjoyed.'
Political Studies 'a comprehensive and sympathetic look at a long-gone age of revolutionary dreamers and utopia builders'
SLOVO (from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies) `Stites has produced a dazzling compendium of the manifold ideas and projects that flashed across Russia after 1917.'
Times Higher Education Supplement
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