The Resource Russia in flames : war, revolution, civil war, 1914-1921, Laura Engelstein

Russia in flames : war, revolution, civil war, 1914-1921, Laura Engelstein

Label
Russia in flames : war, revolution, civil war, 1914-1921
Title
Russia in flames
Title remainder
war, revolution, civil war, 1914-1921
Statement of responsibility
Laura Engelstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1913, the Romanov dynasty celebrated its tercentenary--three centuries of autocratic rule over one of the world's mightiest and most expansive empires. Four years later, the monarchy lay in ruins and a brutal struggle had begun to fill the vacuum of power. The Russian Revolution utterly re-shaped the landscape of the twentieth century. To mark the centennial of this epochal event, distinguished scholar Laura Engelstein offers a full history of not just the February and October Revolutions but the critical period surrounding and giving rise to them, beginning with the outbreak of World War One and following through until the end of the civil strife--seven years of violence and chaos that finally left the Bolsheviks in command of the field. With fresh eyes and narrative verve, backed by a lifetime of scholarly work in the field, Engelstein's account offers new perspectives on the events that led to the fall of the old order and ultimately the creation of the Soviet state, a way of looking at the institutions and structures of power that were simultaneously crumbling and being replaced. In the process she provides a dynamic sense of the play of personalities and agendas that set Russia on a course of self-destruction and reinvention, and on a scale previously unimagined. Russia in Flames will join the ranks of works by Orlando Figes, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Timothy Snyder, and Richard Pipes: a major, defining, exhaustive, and exhilarating account of war and revolution as they were unfolding, and as one of history's greatest empires was dissolving and reforming itself before the eyes of the world"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engelstein, Laura
Dewey number
947.084/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Russia
  • Civil war
  • Soviet Union
Label
Russia in flames : war, revolution, civil war, 1914-1921, Laura Engelstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Last Years of the Old Empire, 1904-1914 -- II: Great War : Imperial Self-Destruction -- Great War begins -- Germans, Jews, Armenians -- Tearing Themselves Apart -- Conflict & Collapse -- III: 1917 : Contest for Control -- Five Days that Shook the World -- Provisional Government and the War -- August-September : From Putsch to Coup -- Bolshevik October -- Death of the Constituent Assembly -- Politics from Below -- IV: Sovereign Claims -- The Peace that Wasn't -- Treason and Terror -- Finland's Civil War -- Baltic Entanglements -- Ukrainian Drama, Act I -- Colonial Repercussions -- V: War Within -- The Unquiet Don -- Foreign Bodies -- Trotsky Arms, Siberia Mobilizes -- Kolchak : the Wild East -- Ukraine, Act II -- War Against the Cossacks -- Miracle on the Vistula -- War Against the Jews : 1919-1920 -- The Last Page -- War Against the Peasants -- VI: Victory and Retreat -- The Proletariat in the Proletarian Dictatorship -- The Revolution Turns Against Itself -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn990057131
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 823 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199794218
Lccn
2017000595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990057131
Label
Russia in flames : war, revolution, civil war, 1914-1921, Laura Engelstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Last Years of the Old Empire, 1904-1914 -- II: Great War : Imperial Self-Destruction -- Great War begins -- Germans, Jews, Armenians -- Tearing Themselves Apart -- Conflict & Collapse -- III: 1917 : Contest for Control -- Five Days that Shook the World -- Provisional Government and the War -- August-September : From Putsch to Coup -- Bolshevik October -- Death of the Constituent Assembly -- Politics from Below -- IV: Sovereign Claims -- The Peace that Wasn't -- Treason and Terror -- Finland's Civil War -- Baltic Entanglements -- Ukrainian Drama, Act I -- Colonial Repercussions -- V: War Within -- The Unquiet Don -- Foreign Bodies -- Trotsky Arms, Siberia Mobilizes -- Kolchak : the Wild East -- Ukraine, Act II -- War Against the Cossacks -- Miracle on the Vistula -- War Against the Jews : 1919-1920 -- The Last Page -- War Against the Peasants -- VI: Victory and Retreat -- The Proletariat in the Proletarian Dictatorship -- The Revolution Turns Against Itself -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn990057131
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 823 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199794218
Lccn
2017000595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990057131

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