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The October Revolution

Matthew Rendle

in Defenders of the Motherland: The Tsarist Elite in Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236251
eISBN:
9780191717154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236251.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the Bolsheviks' October Revolution of 1917 heralded a sustained attack on elites, with the abolition of the nobility, landownership, and officer ranks. The Bolsheviks' fear ... More


Soviet Russia, 1917–1991

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins by discussing misconceptions about the Soviet Union that stem from the substitution of a struggle of leaders for power. It explains Marxism and Leninism ideologies. It stresses ... More


Peace

David Vital

in A People Apart: A Political History of the Jews in Europe 1789–1939

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246816
eISBN:
9780191697623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246816.003.0033
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The formal and unambiguous grant of civil rights to all citizens decreed by the Provisional government of Russia on March 20, 1917 was confirmed in the aftermath of the subsequent October Revolution. ... More


Conclusion: Everything Old Is New Again

Lynn M. Sargeant

in Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735266
eISBN:
9780199894505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

The conclusion explores the impact of World War I and the revolutions of 1917 on the Russian Musical Society, its branches, and its educational institutions. During WWI, accusations of collusion in ... More


1917—Russian Jacobins Come to Power

Jay Bergman

in The French Revolutionary Tradition in Russian and Soviet Politics, Political Thought, and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842705
eISBN:
9780191878619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842705.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History, Cultural History

Chapter 6 shows in detail the degree to which concepts and categories particular to the French Revolution permeated political debate in Russia in 1917 between the February and the October ... More


The Soviet Industrialization Debate and Collectivization

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An economic question that became pivotal in the Soviet Union in the aftermath of the October Revolution of 1917 concerned how to raise the resources required to finance industrialization. The need ... More


Reflecting on Fiction: Leonid Leonov

David Shepherd

in Beyond Metafiction: Self-Consciousness in Soviet Literature

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198156666
eISBN:
9780191673221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198156666.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the metafictional works of Soviet author Leonid Leonov. The River Sot, Leonov's third novel, was one of the earliest Soviet works in the theme of industrialization and it was ... More


1916–18: The Beginnings of the “Russian” Civil Wars

Jonathan D. Smele

in The "Russian" Civil Wars, 1916—1926: Ten Years That Shook the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190233044
eISBN:
9780190618551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233044.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter seeks to establish that the “Russian” Civil Wars began with Central Asian Revolt of 1916, before going on to argue that subsequent events — the February Revolution, the travails of the ... More


Churchill and Stalin

Robin Edmonds

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The personal relationship between Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin of Russia extended just over four years of their long careers, ending with Churchill's departure from Berlin, half-way through ... More


The Jewish Autonomist Movement and the Revolutions of 1917

Simon Rabinovitch

in Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804792493
eISBN:
9780804793032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792493.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the institutional and political construction of Jewish autonomy in Russia between the February and October Revolutions of 1917 and assesses the significance of the dramatic ... More


Revolution and Repression: From Red Dawn to Red Scare

Kenyon Zimmer

in Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039386
eISBN:
9780252097430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039386.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how the First World War and its aftermath fundamentally altered global politics. Empires crumbled, socialist and nationalist revolutions erupted, and millions perished. ... More


A Soviet Borderland of Time

Tarik Cyril Amar

in The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv: A Borderland City between Stalinists, Nazis, and Nationalists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453915
eISBN:
9781501700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453915.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter analyzes the making and development of two important Soviet narratives: one about the interwar Communist Party of Western Ukraine (KPZU); and the other about a Communist underground in ... More


New byt, new woman, new forms of housing

Lynne Attwood

in Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia: Private Life in a Public Space

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081453
eISBN:
9781781701768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081453.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter reviews the housing situation in Russian cities before the October Revolution. It also investigates the revolutionary government's attempts to develop a distinctly socialist housing ... More


Revolutions and Civil War

Jeronim Perović

in From Conquest to Deportation: The North Caucasus under Russian Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190889890
eISBN:
9780190942991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889890.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The focus of this chapter is on the complex developments in the North Caucasus during the time of Revolution and Civil War (1917-1921). If the period of the February and October revolutions was ... More


Introduction: Kommunalki, Khrushchëvki

Christine Varga-Harris

in Stories of House and Home: Soviet Apartment Life during the Khrushchev Years

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453076
eISBN:
9781501701849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453076.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter discusses the failure of the Soviet housing policy to provide adequate living space for its citizens. This policy was implemented during the 1917 October Revolution. Private ... More


Living the Revolution: Urban Communes & Soviet Socialism, 1917-1932

Andy Willimott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198725824
eISBN:
9780191792793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725824.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Living the Revolution offers a pioneering insight into the world of the early Soviet activists—the fiery-eyed, bed-headed youths determined to be the change they wanted to see in the world. Banding ... More


Conclusion

Jay Bergman

in The French Revolutionary Tradition in Russian and Soviet Politics, Political Thought, and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842705
eISBN:
9780191878619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842705.003.0016
Subject:
History, Political History, Cultural History

Notwithstanding the inspiration, the legitimacy, and the fodder for political polemics France’s revolutions provided, the Bolsheviks would have been better off had they known nothing of the French ... More


Completion and Criticism

John Kenneth Galbraith

in Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the criticisms hurled against economic ideas associated with the classical tradition in the industrial world during the first decades of the twentieth century. Karl Marx was ... More


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