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Twentieth Century Russia : Ninth Edition - Donald W. Treadgold

Twentieth Century Russia

Ninth Edition

Paperback Published: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9780813336725
Number Of Pages: 548

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Donald Treadgold" "was one of the most distinguished Russian historians of his generation. His "Twentieth Century Russia, "a standard text in colleges and universities for several decades, " "has been regularly revised and expanded to reflect new events and scholarship. The present revision, by Professor Herbert Ellison, contains a major chapter on the Yeltsin era, and brings the Russian story to the final year of the century.Twice in the twentieth century the collapse of the Russian state and empire has been followed by an effort to build a democracy on the Western model. The first effort succumbed within a few months to Lenin's communist revolution, whose ideas and institutions dominated the history of Russia, and eventually much of the world, during the succeeding seventy-four years. In August 1991, an attempt by Soviet leaders to suppress democratic and nationalist movements unleashed by the Gorbachev reforms, and already victorious in Eastern Europe, precipitated instead an anti-communist revolution under the leadership of Boris Yeltsin.The revolution, and the sweeping transformation that followed, are treated in the new edition, which assesses the aims and scope of the first decade of Russia's second revolution. The transformation included a new constitutional structure, two fully democratic parliamentary elections and a presidential election (with another of each soon to come), a vigorous revival of political parties and political debate, and major questions about Russia's political future. Against the broad background of the Russian experience over a turbulent century, it raises the major questions: What are the prospects for Russian democracy? Why are the communists, following an anti-communist revolution, the most powerful parliamentary party in Russia's new parliament, and what is their impact? Why has the conversion to a market economy proved so difficult and painful, and what are its prospects? How has Russia related to the new states that were once fellow republics of the USSR? Why has the foreign policy of the new Russian democracy moved from a vision of partnership with the US to a reality of conflict and confrontation?"Twentieth Century Russia "poses these questions, and many more, for the student and the general reader alike, against the fascinating background of Russia's experience before, during and since the era of communist rule, exploring the roots of current developments in the communist and pre-communist past.

Preface to the Ninth Editionp. XV
New Currents in Old Russiap. 1
Introduction into Totalitarianism and Out of Itp. 3
The Russian Peoplep. 12
Marxism Comes to Russiap. 25
The Last Tsar: Reaction and the Revolution of 1905p. 44
The Silver Age"""" of the Arts""""p. 56
Growth of the Russian Economyp. 67
The Last Years of Tsarismp. 77
The Communists Take Powerp. 93
The February Revolutionp. 95
The October Revolutionp. 112
The Civil War 1917-1921p. 126
Lenin and the New Economic Policyp. 141
Stalin, Trotsky, and Bukharinp. 158
Finding a Soviet Foreign Policy 1917-1927p. 169
The Revolution, the Arts, and the Church 1917-1927p. 180
Stalin's Rule Through World War IIp. 191
Stalin and the First Five-Year Plan 1928-1932p. 193
Lenin, Stalin, and the Non-Russiansp. 227
Stalin's Diplomacy and World Communism 1927-1935p. 236
Stalin's Diplomacy and World Communism 1936-1941p. 247
Stalin's Cultural Policy 1927-1945p. 264
The Ussr in World War Ii: The Military Crisis 1941-1943p. 275
The Ussr in World War Ii: Political Successes 1943-1945p. 296
The Postwar Periodp. 317
Communist Expansion in Europe 1945-1953p. 319
Communist Expansion in Asia 1945-1956p. 334
Stalin's Retrenchment 1945-1953p. 346
The Rise and Ascendancy of Khrushchëv 1953-1964p. 361
The Brezhnev Regime 1964-1982p. 385
The Venture of Gorbachëvp. 408
The Revolution of 1991 and the New Russiap. 431
Russian Rulers Since Ivan IIIp. 471
Congresses of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party, Later Bolshevik, Later Communist, Later All-Union Communist Partyp. 473
Nationalities of the Rsfsr and Then Russian Federationp. 475
Russians and Non-Russians in Successor Republics to Ussrp. 477
A Selection of Materials for Further Readingp. 481
About the Book and Authorp. 505
Indexp. 507
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ISBN: 9780813336725
ISBN-10: 0813336724
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 548
Published: 1st January 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 9
Edition Type: New edition