The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Russian Revolution

Charlotte Alston (Editor), Geoffrey Swain (Editor), Michael C. Hickey (Editor), Boris Kolonitskii (Editor), Franziska Schedewie (Editor)

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Through 30 interpretative essays, The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Russian Revolution sees an international team of leading scholars comprehensively examine Russia's revolutionary years. In the wake of the 2017 centenary, this handbook is the first reference point for anyone wishing to learn more about the changes which took place in Russia between 1917 and 1921 and subsequently the 20th century.

Split into six sections covering political crises, politicians and parties, social groups, identities, regions and peoples, and civil war, the volume covers the collapse of Tsarism and the February Revolution, the emergence of the Provisional Government, and major historical figures such as Lenin, Kerensky and the Socialist Revolutionary leader Viktor Chernov. It also explores the events surrounding the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917, the first year of Soviet Government until the Bolshevik dictatorship was established, and the impact on Russia of the subsequent civil war. The focus is broader than these issues of high politics, however, since this handbook also considers events in the provinces as well as revolutionary Petrograd, and examines the social impact of the revolution in terms of class, gender, age and culture.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages656
ISBN (Electronic)9781350243149
ISBN (Print)9781350243132
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2022

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