Intelligentsia and Revolution: Russian Views of Bolshevism, 1917-1922

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byJane Burbank

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Over the five years following the Russian revolution of 1917 there occurred a brilliant outburst of theory and criticism among Russian intellectuals struggling to comprehend their country's vast social upheaval. Much of their intense speculation focused on issues that are still hotly debated:Was this socialism? Why had the revolution happened in Russia? What did Bolshevik power mean for Russia and the Western world? This compelling study recovers these early responses to 1917 and analyzes the specific ideological context out of which they emerged. Jane Burbank explores the ideas andexperiences of diverse prominent intellectuals, ranging from the monarchists on the right to the Mensheviks, Socialist revolutionaries, and Anarchists on the left. Following these thinkers through the turbulent years of civil war and rebuilding of state power, Burbank shows how revolution bothrevitalized their political culture and exposed the fragile basis of its existence.

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During the five years following the Russian Revolution of 1917 there occurred a brilliant outburst of theory and criticism among Russian intellectuals struggling to comprehend their country's vast social upheaval. Much of their intense speculation focused on issues that are still hotly debated: Was this socialism? Why had the Revolutio...

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Over the five years following the Russian revolution of 1917 there occurred a brilliant outburst of theory and criticism among Russian intellectuals struggling to comprehend their country's vast social upheaval. Much of their intense speculation focused on issues that are still hotly debated:Was this socialism? Why had the revolution...

Jane Burbank is at University of Michigan.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.17 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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During the five years following the Russian Revolution of 1917 there occurred a brilliant outburst of theory and criticism among Russian intellectuals struggling to comprehend their country's vast social upheaval. Much of their intense speculation focused on issues that are still hotly debated: Was this socialism? Why had the Revolution happened in Russia? What did Bolshevik power mean for Russia and the Western world?

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"The book can be recommended to nonspecialists interested in the playing out of the political debates that occurred after the October Revolution, as well as to those interested in a guide to the commentaries of contemporaries on the new order....Even the specialists familiar with most of thesematerials will find enlightening information and refreshing perspectives."--Slavic Review