Peasant Russia, Civil War: The Volga Countryside In Revolution, 1917 1921 (2020)

Peasant Russia Civil War The Volga Countryside In Revolution This is the first non Soviet history of the Volga countryside during the Russian revolution and civil war of The product of extensive study of numerous archival sources many of them from cen
  • Title: Peasant Russia, Civil War: The Volga Countryside In Revolution, 1917 1921
  • Author: Orlando Figes
  • ISBN: 9780198221692
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Peasant Russia, Civil War: The Volga Countryside In Revolution, 1917 1921
    This is the first non Soviet history of the Volga countryside during the Russian revolution and civil war of 1917 1921 The product of extensive study of numerous archival sources many of them from central government archives, and previously considered highly secret it reconstructs the revolutionary experience of the peasantry in the crucial Volga region, situated immediThis is the first non Soviet history of the Volga countryside during the Russian revolution and civil war of 1917 1921 The product of extensive study of numerous archival sources many of them from central government archives, and previously considered highly secret it reconstructs the revolutionary experience of the peasantry in the crucial Volga region, situated immediately behind the military fronts between the Reds and the Whites Figes examines in detail the impact of the revolution on the villages With the destruction of the old agrarian state, the task of reforming the social life of the countryside was left to the peasants, who set about reconstructing the order according to traditional peasant notions of social justice The ability of the Bolsheviks to mobilize the peasantry is explained in terms of political and social developments at the village level during the civil war The civil war, Figes argues, left a deep scar on the peasant economy and peasant state relations, which influenced the entire development of the Soviet regime.
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    One Reply to “Peasant Russia, Civil War: The Volga Countryside In Revolution, 1917 1921”

    1. I really picked through this one Hmmlet me see what I can recall First off, it is very, very good, very new, and Figes is a very young scholar This book is a great accomplishment for him and a great addition to the field Figes takes the Volga region and even focuses on distinctions throughout the region that have geopolitical significance He chooses the Volga for many reasons, one or one in the same being that it is the breadbasket of Russia, and grain would stand to have a tremendous outcome in [...]

    2. This book masterfully explains how a party of the urban proletariat gained control of a rural peasant nation.

    3. Given the hundred year anniversary of the Russian revolution which is being marked this year, I suppose it is an apt point in time to pick up another of Figes books on the topic On the whole, I d have to say that I enjoyed this less than A People s Tragedy but then any book I ve read since reading that has frankly struggled to live up to the same standards such a work set That I compare the two is perhaps quite the injustice as I feel they set out to do very different things, whereas APT is abou [...]

    4. Peasant Russia , Civil War The Volga Countryside in Revolution 1917 1921 is an absoutely brilliant book based on archival research that established Orlando Figes as a major historian Beware Unlike Natasha s Dance or A People s Tragedy it has essentially no charms for the general reader To enjoy, this works requires that one love the highly esoteric genre of academic history The second major defect of this book is that the author omits to mention that 5 million died in the Volga Famine of 1921 an [...]

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