The Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution

The Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution Illiberal Liberation, 1917-41 LARA (NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY, UK) Douds ; James (University of Leeds, UK) Harris ; Peter (York St. John University, UK) Whitewood

How did a regime that promised utopian-style freedom end up delivering terror and tyranny? For some, the Bolsheviks were totalitarian and the descent was inevitable; for others, Stalin was responsible; for others still, this period in Russian history was a microcosm of the Cold War. The Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution reasons that these arguments are too simplistic. Rather, the journey from Bolshevik liberation to totalitarianism was riddled with unsuccessful experiments, compromises, confusion, panic, self-interest and over-optimism. As this book reveals, the emergence (and persistence) of the Bolshevik dictatorship was, in fact, the complicated product of a failed democratic transition. Drawing on long-ignored archival sources and original research, this fascinating volume brings together an international team of leading scholars to reconsider one of the most important and controversial questions of 20th-century history: how to explain the rise of the repressive Stalinist dictatorship.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9781350117891
Uitgever
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Druk
1e
Verschenen
23-01-2020
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
336 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Geschiedenis

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