Across the Revolutionary Divide: Russia and the USSR 1861-1945
offers a broad interpretive account of Russian history from the emancipation of the serfs to the end of World War II.
- Provides a coherent overview of Russia's development from 1861 through to 1945
- Reflects the latest scholarship by taking a thematic approach to Russian history and bridging the ‘revolutionary divide’ of 1917
- Covers political, economic, cultural, and everyday life issues during a period of major changes in Russian history
- Addresses throughout the diversity of national groups, cultures, and religions in the Russian Empire and USSR
- Shows how the radical policies adopted after 1917 both changed Russia and perpetuated an economic and political rigidity that continues to influence modern society
Keywords: imperialism, Stalin, Bolshevik, Soviet Union, communism