The turbulent tale of 20th-century Russia now has a beginning, a middle and an end. Though the Soviet Union may be gone, its effects remain - in the new Russia and the successor states that emerged from the failed Soviet Experiment. This book is an attempt to deal fairly and compassionately with a complex history that has divided friend from foe, East from West, Left from Right - not with the vain hope of reconciling irreconcileable differences, but with the expectation that an analytic and interpretive narrative will add to our understanding if not complete agreement. This book covers the history of the Soviet Union from the waning days of Tsarist Russia to the present day. This book is intended for students and scholars of Russian and USSR history.About the Author:
Ronald Grigor Suny is currently Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He was previously Alex Manoogian Professor of Modern Armenian History at the University of Michigan.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1997. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction: Utopia and Its DiscontentsPart I. Crisis and Revolution1. The Imperial LegacyLand and People. Autocracy, Nobility, Bureaucracy, and the Church. The Coming of Capitalism. The Russian Intelligentsia. Marx, Lenin, and the Case of Russia. The Final Crisis of Tsarism. The Tsar''s Last War. 2. The Double RevolutionThe February Revolution and the End of Romanov Rule. Overlapping Revolutions, Dual Power. The Revolution Deepens. On the Road to October. The October Insurrection. 3. Socialism and Civil WarOn the Road from Democracy to Dictatorship. After October. Socialism, What''s in a Name? Building State Capitalism. Founding the New State: War, Peace, and Terror. Intervention and the Civil War in the South. Civil War in Siberia and the Volga. Russia on its Own. Waiting for the International Revolution. Where Have All the Workers Gone? The Peasant Revolution. Why the Bolsheviks Won the Civil War. 4. Nationalism and RevolutionTranscaucasia. Ukrainians and Belorussians. Poland and the Russo-Polish War. The Balitc Peoples. The Finns. The Jews. Islam and the Peoples of the East. Nationalist and Class Struggles. Part II: Retreat and Rebuilding5. The Evolution of the DictatorshipFive Easy Steps. One-Party Government. The Weakening of the Soviets. The Party-State. Opposition within the Party. Resistence, Rebellion, and Mutiny. A Retreat to State Capitalism. 6. Socialism in One CountryThe Nationality Question. The General Secretary. Lenin''s Mantle. Early Crisis of the NEP Economy. Socialism in One Country. The Final Crisis of NEP. Retreat and Retrenchment. The Soviet Union Isolated. Continuing Revolution in Asia. The War Scare of 1927. Stalin and the Comintern. Balance and Power. Stalin''s Path to Power. 7. NEP SocietyCultures and Classes. Workers under State Capitalism. Peasant Russia. The Nepmen. The Red Army. The New Soviet Man and Woman. Religious Wars. Building Legitimate Authority. 8. Culture WarsIntelligentsia and Revolution. Fellow-Travelers and Proletarian Writers. Film and Popular Culture. Soviet School Days. Cultural Revolution. Part III. Stalinism9. The Stalin RevolutionRevolution from Above. War on the Peasants and the Final Opposition. Collectivization and Dekulakization. Famine in Ukraine. The Countryside After the Storm. 10. Stalin''s Industrial RevolutionIndustrialization Stalin-Style. Class War on the "Specialists". Extension and Centralization. Stalin''s Working Class. The New Class of Bosses. The Second Five-Year Plan and Stakhanovism. Making the Socialist City. 11. Building StalinismPolitics and the Party. Retreat. The Great Purges. 12. Culture and Society in the Socialist MotherlandSocialist Realism. Going to the Movies with Stalin. Disciplining the Intelligentsia. Women and the Family. Mind, Body, and Soul. Indestructible Union. 13. Collective Security and the Coming of World War IIThe Fascist Menace. The Popular Front and Collective Security. Communism versus Fascism. War in Europe. 14. The Great Fatherland WarInvasion. From Blitzkrieg to War of Attrition. The Supreme Commander and the Road to Stalingrad. War and Diplomacy, at Home and Abroad. Endgame. 15. The Big Chill: The Cold War BeginsHistorians Look at the Cold War. Diplomacy and the War Effort. Yalta and its Aftermath. Atomic Diplomacy. A New World Order. The Left in Europe. The Soviets in Eastern Europe. Perceptions and Misperceptions. The Division of Europe. Poland. Czechoslovakia. Yugoslavia. The Finnish Exception. The German Question. 16. Late Stalinism at Home and AbroadFrom under the Rubble. Reconstructing Hearts and Minds. Stalinizing Eastern Europe. Cold War and Hot War. High Politics in the Kremlin Court. Part IV. Reform and Stagnation17. From Autocracy to OligarchyThe Several Deaths of Stalin. The Man. The Soviets Enter the Nuclear Age. Peaceful Coexistence and its Setbacks. Khrushchev in Crisis. 18. Khrushchev and the Politics of ReformThe Thaw and Destalinization. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0195081056
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