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Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1922

Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1922

A Documentary History

Edited and Translated, with Introduction, by Jonathan Daly and Leonid Trofimov

2009 - 416 pp.

Format ISBN Price Qty
Cloth (no dust jacket) 978-0-87220-988-6
$47.00
Paper 978-0-87220-987-9
$18.00
Examination 978-0-87220-987-9
$3.00

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"An excellent anthology. . . . [This] book has a wide range of selections, which offers the students a deep understanding of the many different voices and groups in Russia during this time. The introductions to the selections are clear and place the documents within their historical context. The selections are very interesting and informative. I would strongly recommend this book for undergraduate classes in modern Russian history. The book makes this very complex period come to life by giving such a broad selection of documents."
     —Mary Louise Loe, James Madison University

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Drawing on newly available Russian sources—many of which appear in English for the first time here—this volume covers a broad array of topics, including the Bolshevik rise to power and World War I as the catalyst and cradle, respectively, of the Revolution. The authors convey the boldness and diversity of the revolutionaries' aspirations as well as the ways in which the Revolution affected the lives of ordinary people, from the workers of Petrograd to Siberian peasants and Ukrainian Jews.

Maps, illustrations, and a glossary of terms are included, as are a chronology of the Revolution, a list of works cited, and a thorough index.

 

Reviews:

"This much-needed collection brings to life the many layers and processes of the Russian Revolution. The individual documents are beautifully translated and well introduced. Thanks to the newly available sources provided here, we can see and understand the imagination-defying events of the Revolution more clearly and deeply."
     —Daniel Orlovsky, Southern Methodist University

 

"An excellent anthology. . . . [This] book has a wide range of selections, which offers the students a deep understanding of the many different voices and groups in Russia during this time. The introductions to the selections are clear and place the documents within their historical context. The selections are very interesting and informative. I would strongly recommend this book for undergraduate classes in modern Russian history. The book makes this very complex period come to life by giving such a broad selection of documents."
     —Mary Louise Loe, James Madison University

 

"[Russia in War and Revolution] is in a class of its own.  Daly and Trofimov have delved into both previously published works and archival documents, translating where necessary, to produce a work which shows that the roots and progression of the Russian Revolution are far more intricate than most had supposed."
     —Michael P. Kihntopf, in The Journal of Military History

 

“[O]ne of the key strengths of the work is its accessibility: the individual documents are clearly and concisely introduced; any outstanding discrepancies are annotated throughout; and a useful chronology and glossary are found at the end of the text. For the specialist, a number of the documents will be familiar, as the editors make use of old favourites. . . But there is also a significant amount of less familiar and fresh material for the expert eye. . .
    “This documentary history will no doubt become the key primary source collection for undergraduates and teachers of the Russian revolutions and civil war. It is organized and annotated with impressive clarity and offers an inexpensive, up-to-date, wideranging and balanced approach to the many diverse features of the revolutions.”
     —Revolutionary Russia

 

"This splendid new collection of documents on the Russian Revolution and the ensuing struggle for power is the first, in English translation, to begin at 1914 rather than 1917.
    "The selection covers not only the political, social and economic history of the period, but also the cultural and intellectual. Due attention is also paid to the provinces and to the tribulations of everyday life. The viewpoints of the revolutionaries and their supporters are well represented, though the weight of the sources tends to be on their critics. Many of the sources will be familiar to specialists, and most have already been published, but several are drawn from recent Russian-language collections and appear here in English for the first time. Each document is introduced by an informative but unobtrusive editorial commentary.
    "Overall, this is a timely and welcome collection, which will be of great value to students and specialists alike. The documents cover all of the key topics of the Revolution, and they vividly portray the drama and complexity of the period. The editors have succeeded admirably in their stated goal of providing 'a comprehensive, readable, detailed, inexpensive, and up-to-date selection of sources' on the Russian Revolution."
    —Murray Frame, in European History Quarterly

 

"This collection is a useful addition to a very scarce market. Despite the popularity of courses on the Russian revolution, there are few source books for the early undergraduate market and too many rely upon the standard published political texts. Now it is possible to introduce a more nuanced view of the revolution, to include some primary sources on the place of the population in the course of such significant events and to add to the standard focus upon decrees and theses issued from Petrograd and Moscow and the memoirs of revolutionaries and elite groups."
    —Gayle Lonergan, University of Oxford, in Slavonica

 

About the Authors:

Jonathan Daly is Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Leonid Trofimov is Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, Queen's University and the University of Guelph.