The Russian Revolution

Tsarism to Bolshevism, 1861-1924

Author: Graham Darby,Christopher Culpin

Publisher: Longman Schools Division (a Pearson Education Company)

ISBN: 9780582297319

Category: Russia

Page: 135

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This series is designed for students of all abilities at A Level and Scottish Higher Grade. Each chapter includes questions at the beginning which cover a range of core objectives, such as causation, continuity and change, interpretation and source evaluations. These questions also provide a clear focus for the chapter. Task sections at the end of each chapter develop study skills and exam technique. They give guidance on how to make notes, answer typical essays and source questions, and deal with questions of historiographical interpretation.

The Russian Revolution

Tsarism to Bolshevism, 1861-1924

Author: Graham Darby,Christopher Culpin

Publisher: Longman Schools Division (a Pearson Education Company)

ISBN: 9780582297319

Category: Russia

Page: 135

View: 4072

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This series is designed for students of all abilities at A Level and Scottish Higher Grade. Each chapter includes questions at the beginning which cover a range of core objectives, such as causation, continuity and change, interpretation and source evaluations. These questions also provide a clear focus for the chapter. Task sections at the end of each chapter develop study skills and exam technique. They give guidance on how to make notes, answer typical essays and source questions, and deal with questions of historiographical interpretation.

The Shadow Of The Winter Palace

Author: Edward Crankshaw

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306809408

Category: History

Page: 440

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Exactly 175 years ago, on the Senate Square in St. Petersburg, a failed uprising ignited a process that would, one red October, finally sweep the autocracy away. The Shadow of the Winter Palace recounts an extraordinary century of Russian history, a politically tempestuous time that was also a Golden Age of intellectual and artistic achievement—the century of Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, of Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky. A master stylist and a distinguished historian, Edward Crankshaw limns dazzling portraits of the czars, the revolutionaries, and a host of other unforgettable characters—and provides a riveting, sweeping history "jam-packed with information about the past and implications for the present"(Atlantic Monthly).

History for the IB Diploma: The Cold War and the Americas 1945-1981

Author: John Stanley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107698901

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. This coursebook covers Higher Level option 3, Topic 10, The Cold War and the Americas 1945-81. The text is divided into clear sections following the IB syllabus structure and content specifications. It offers a sound historical account along with detailed explanations and analysis, and an emphasis on historical debate to prepare students for the in-depth, extended essay required in the Paper 3 examination. It also provides plenty of exam practice including student answers with examiner's comments, simplified mark schemes and practical advice on approaching the Paper 3 examination.

Russia 1848-1917

Author: Jonathan Bromley

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435327187

Category: A-level examinations

Page: 235

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A study of Russia from 1848 to 1914. It is designed to fulfil the AS and A Level specifications in place from September 2000. The AS section deals with narrative and explanation of the topic. There are extra notes, biography boxes and definitions in the margin, and summary boxes to help students assimilate the information. The A2 section reflects the different demands of the higher level examination by concentrating on analysis and historians' interpretations of the material covered in the AS section. There are practice questions and hints and tips on what makes a good answer.

Farm to Factory

A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution

Author: Robert C. Allen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691006963

Category: History

Page: 302

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To say that history's greatest economic experiment--Soviet communism--was also its greatest economic failure is to say what many consider obvious. Here, in a startling reinterpretation, Robert Allen argues that the USSR was one of the most successful developing economies of the twentieth century. He reaches this provocative conclusion by recalculating national consumption and using economic, demographic, and computer simulation models to address the "what if" questions central to Soviet history. Moreover, by comparing Soviet performance not only with advanced but with less developed countries, he provides a meaningful context for its evaluation. Although the Russian economy began to develop in the late nineteenth century based on wheat exports, modern economic growth proved elusive. But growth was rapid from 1928 to the 1970s--due to successful Five Year Plans. Notwithstanding the horrors of Stalinism, the building of heavy industry accelerated growth during the 1930s and raised living standards, especially for the many peasants who moved to cities. A sudden drop in fertility due to the education of women and their employment outside the home also facilitated growth. While highlighting the previously underemphasized achievements of Soviet planning, Farm to Factory also shows, through methodical analysis set in fluid prose, that Stalin's worst excesses--such as the bloody collectivization of agriculture--did little to spur growth. Economic development stagnated after 1970, as vital resources were diverted to the military and as a Soviet leadership lacking in original thought pursued wasteful investments.

The Modernisation of Russia, 1856-1985

Author: John Laver

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435327415

Category: Russia

Page: 172

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This resource is written for for students studying the economic and social development of Russia and the Soviet Union, as well as the nature of Russian government and its impact on the Russian people in this period.

Aqa History A2

Triumph and Collapse - Russia and the USSR, 1941-1991

Author: John Laver

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9781408503164

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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AQA History is the only series of resources developed with and exclusively endorsed by AQA, providing teachers with complete confidence that they have everything they need to deliver AQAa s new AS History specification.

Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940

The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution

Author: Steven Hirsch,Lucien van der Walt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004188495

Category: History

Page: 431

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Before communism, anarchism and syndicalism were central to labour and the Left in the colonial and postcolonial world.Using studies from Africa,Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, this groundbreaking volume examines the revolutionary libertarian Left's class politics and anti-colonialism in the first globalization and imperialism(1870/1930).

The Wars of the Roses

A Concise History

Author: Charles Derek Ross

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500274071

Category: History

Page: 190

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An illustrated narrative of the events, and analysis of the personalities, involved in the dynastic struggle between the forces of Lancaster and those of York for the English throne

A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End

Author: Peter Kenez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139451022

Category: History

Page: N.A

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An examination of political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union. The book identifies the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical change in the government of Russia, from the turn of the century to the revolution of 1917. Kenez envisions that revolution as a crisis of authority that posed the question, 'Who shall govern Russia?' This question was resolved with the creation of the Soviet Union. Kenez traces the development of the Soviet Union from the Revolution, through the 1920s, the years of the New Economic Policies and into the Stalinist order. He shows how post-Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to find ways to rule the country without using Stalin's methods but also without openly repudiating the past, and to negotiate a peaceful but antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West. In this second edition, he also examines the post-Soviet period, tracing Russia's development up to the time of publication.

The Ghost of Freedom

A History of the Caucasus

Author: Charles King

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195177754

Category: History

Page: 291

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" ... The first general history of the modern Caucasus, stretching from the beginning of Russian imperial expansion up to rise of new countries after the Soviet Union's collapse."--Cover.

The "Russian" Civil Wars, 1916-1926

Ten Years That Shook the World

Author: Jonathan Smele

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190613211

Category: History

Page: 464

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This volume offers a comprehensive and original analysis and reconceptualisation of the compendium of struggles that wracked the collapsing Tsarist empire and the emergent USSR, profoundly affecting the history of the twentieth century. Indeed, the reverberations of those decade-long wars echo to the present day - not despite, but because of the collapse of the Soviet Union, which re-opened many old wounds, from the Baltic to the Caucasus. Contemporary memorialising and 'de-memorialising' of these wars, therefore form part of the book's focus, but at its heart lie the struggles between various Russian political and military forces which sought to inherit and preserve, or even expand, the territory of the tsars, overlain with examinations of the attempts of many non-Russian national and religious groups to divide the former empire. The reasons why some of the latter were successful (Poland and Finland, for example), while others (Ukraine, Georgia and the Muslim Basmachi) were not, are as much the author's concern as are explanations as to why the chief victors of the 'Russian' Civil Wars were the Bolsheviks. Tellingly, the work begins and ends with battles in Central Asia - a theatre of the 'Russian' Civil Wars that was closer to Mumbai than it was to Moscow.

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (Updated Edition)

Author: John J. Mearsheimer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393076240

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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"A superb book.…Mearsheimer has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the behavior of great powers."—Barry R. Posen, The National Interest The updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in the twenty-first century: Can China rise peacefully? In clear, eloquent prose, John Mearsheimer explains why the answer is no: a rising China will seek to dominate Asia, while the United States, determined to remain the world's sole regional hegemon, will go to great lengths to prevent that from happening. The tragedy of great power politics is inescapable.

The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Author: S. A. Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191578363

Category: History

Page: 192

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This Very Short Introduction provides an analytical narrative of the main events and developments in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1936. It examines the impact of the revolution on society as a whole—on different classes, ethnic groups, the army, men and women, youth. Its central concern is to understand how one structure of domination was replaced by another. The book registers the primacy of politics, but situates political developments firmly in the context of massive economic, social, and cultural change. Since the fall of Communism there has been much reflection on the significance of the Russian Revolution. The book rejects the currently influential, liberal interpretation of the revolution in favour of one that sees it as rooted in the contradictions of a backward society which sought modernization and enlightenment and ended in political tyranny. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion

A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to the Present

Author: Nicholas John Cull,David Holbrook Culbert,David Welch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078205

Category: History

Page: 479

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Entries provide information on the history, key propagandists, and techniques and concepts of propaganda.

The origins of the First World War

Author: Graham Darby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 115

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Covering popular topics and containing sharply focused material, Longman History in Depth is ideal for AS/A Level or higher Still students of all abilities. Introduces students to each topis through a narrative supported by charts, maps, timelines, picture galleries. Covers core objectives, with clear and relevant illustration to support the text. Contains activities which develop study skills and examination techniques. Encourages in-depth investigation and lads students toward stronger, personal judgement. Provides guidence on making notes, completing essays and answering questions. Allows for easy reference and revision with a structured layout that highlights key terms clearly.

Eco-Socialism

From Deep Ecology to Social Justice

Author: David Pepper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134861885

Category: Science

Page: 288

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.