The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 by Mark D. Steinberg

The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921

byMark D. Steinberg

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The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 is a new history of Russia's revolutionary era as a story of experience-of people making sense of history as it unfolded in their own lives and as they took part in making history themselves. The major events, trends, and explanations, reaching from BloodySunday in 1905 to the final shots of the civil war in 1921, are viewed through the doubled perspective of the professional historian looking backward and the contemporary journalist reporting and interpreting history as it happened. The volume then turns toward particular places and people: citystreets, peasant villages, the margins of empire (Central Asia, Ukraine, the Jewish Pale), women and men, workers and intellectuals, artists and activists, utopian visionaries, and discontents of all kinds. We spend time with the famous (Vladimir Lenin, Lev Trotsky, Alexandra Kollontai, VladimirMayakovsky, Isaac Babel) and with those whose names we don't even know. Key themes include difference and inequality (social, economic, gendered, ethnic), power and resistance, violence, and ideas about justice and freedom. Written especially for students and general readers, this history relies extensively on contemporary texts and voices in order to bring the past andits meanings to life. This is a history about dramatic and uncertain times and especially about the interpretations, values, emotions, desires, and disappointments that made history matter to those who lived it.

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Mark D. Steinberg, a professor of history at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, is the author of many books and articles, including The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution (1995), Voices of Revolution, 1917 (2001), Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred ...
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Title:The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0 inPublished:December 31, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: Experiencing the Russian RevolutionPART I: Documents and Stories1. Springtime of Freedom: Walking the PastPART II: Histories2. Revolution, Uncertainty, and War3. 19174. Civil WarPART III: Places and People5. Politics of the Street6. Women and Revolution in the Village7. Overcoming Empire8. UtopiansConclusion: An Unfinished RevolutionBibliography