Russia under Tsarism and Communism 1881-1953 Second Edition
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Russia under Tsarism and Communism 1881-1953
this title is a comprehensive core text on Russian history from 1881 to the death of Stalin. It is a second edition of the bestselling Communist Russia under Lenin and Stalin. This second edition is extended to cover the Tsarist pre-revolutionary period.
Major themes include
- the nature of Tsarist rule in Russia and the causes and consequences of the 1905 revolution;
- the causes and consequences of the Russian Revolution in 1917;
- the nature, the achievements and failures of Lenin's and Stalin's Communist regimes;
- the ongoing historiographical debate about this period and the current reinterpretations of it.
Other improvements for this second edition include more streamlined coverage of Stalin's foreign policy.
- Paperback | 408 pages
- 221 x 275 x 16mm | 1,126g
- 30 Mar 2011
- HODDER EDUCATION
- London, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
- Black and white photos and diagrams throughout
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Table of contents
1.: What were the challenges facing the tsarist regime at the end of the nineteenth century?
3.: Could Tsarism have survived? 1906-1917
: SECTION 2: WHY WERE THE BOLSHEVIKS SUCCESSFUL IN OCTOBER 1917?
4.: Was the Provisional Government doomed from the beginning?
5.: Was the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917 inevitable?
: SECTION 3: THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE BOLSHEVIK STATE 1917-24
6.: How did the Bolsheviks survive the first few months in power?
7.: How did the Bolsheviks win the Civil War?
8.: How was the Bolshevik state consolidated between 1921 and 1924?
: SECTION 4: FROM LENIN TO STALIN
9.: How significant is Lenin's contribution to history?
10.: How did Stalin emerge as the sole leader of Russia?
: SECTION 5: HOW DID STALIN TRANSFORM THE ECONOMY OF THE USSR IN THE 1930S?
11.: Why did Stalin make the Great Turn?
12.: Was collectivisation a success?
13.: How well planned were the Five-Year Plans?
: SECTION 6: HOW DID STALIN CONTROL THE USSR?
14.: How far was Stalin responsible for the Great Terror?
15.: The cult of the personality
: SECTION 7: SOVIET SOCIETY IN THE 1920S AND 1930S
16.: Were Soviet culture and society transformed by the October Revolution?
17.: Culture and society in a decade of turmoil
: SECTION 8: FROM PARIAH TO SAVIOUR: THE SOVIET UNION AND EUROPE 1921-1945
18.: Alone in a hostile world: how did Soviet foreign policy develop between 1921 and 1941?
19.: How was the Soviet Union able to turn disaster into victory in the Great Patriotic War?
: SECTION 9: STALIN'S FINAL YEARS AND CONCLUSION
20.: Stalin's final years 1945-53
'This is a great book. You might have read Ron Grant's review of Hite and Hinton's Weimar and Nazi Germany in the same series. This is written at the same cracking standard.' * Andrew Hunt, Scottish Association of History, Resources Review *
About Chris Corin
Chris Corin was formerly Head of History at Worthing Sixth Form College and is an experienced assistant examiner with a major awarding body.