Challenging Traditional Views of Russian History

Hardcover | August 21, 2002

EditorS. Wheatcroft

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This collection presents radically new views on key aspects of Russian/Soviet history: the non-Slavic sources of Russian statehood, tsarist penal systems, the pre-evolutionary technological level, the famine of 1931-3, patronage practices in Stalin's Russia, the incidence and mechanism of Stalinist repression, the dissident roots of glasnost, Russian patriotic histories of War in the Caucasus, and the fall of the Soviet Union.

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This collection presents radically new views on key aspects of Russian/Soviet history: the non-Slavic sources of Russian statehood, tsarist penal systems, the pre-evolutionary technological level, the famine of 1931-3, patronage practices in Stalin's Russia, the incidence and mechanism of Stalinist repression, the dissident roots of gl...

Stephen G. Wheatcroft is Associate Professor in Russian and Soviet History at the University of Melbourne where he was the Foundation Director of the Centre for Russian and Euroasian Studies.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:August 21, 2002Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Part I: The Pre-Revolutionary Period * The Kaghanate of the Rus': Non-Slavic Sources of Russian Statehood--D. Christian * The Crisis of the Late Tsarist Penal System--S.G. Wheatcroft * The Russian Army and American Industry, 1915-17: Globalization and the Transfer of Technology--F.S. Zuckerman * Part II: The Stalin Period * The Soviet Famine of 1932-33 and the Crisis in Agriculture--R.W. Davies & S.G. Wheatcroft * Patronage and the Intelligentsia in Stalin's Russia--S. Fitzpatrick * Towards Explaining the Changing Levels of Stalinist Repression in the 1930s: Mass Killings--S.G. Wheatcroft * The Great Terror: Leningrad, a Quantitative Analysis--M. Ilic * Part III: The Post-Stalin Period * The Dissident Roots of Glasnost --R. Horvath * Rethinking Yermolov's Legacy: New Patriotic Narratives of Russia's Engagement with Chechnya--J. Elkner * Stalinism and the Fall of the Soviet Union--G. Gill