Writing History in the Soviet Union

Writing History in the Soviet Union

Writing History in the Soviet Union: Making the Past Work is aimed at understanding this environment. The book seeks to identify the significant hallmarks of the production of Soviet history by Soviet as well as Western historians.

Author: Arup Banerji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351381987

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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The history of the Soviet Union has been charted in several studies over the decades. These depictions while combining accuracy, elegance, readability and imaginativeness, have failed to draw attention to the political and academic environment within which these histories were composed. Writing History in the Soviet Union: Making the Past Work is aimed at understanding this environment. The book seeks to identify the significant hallmarks of the production of Soviet history by Soviet as well as Western historians. It traces how the Russian Revolution of 1917 triggered a shift in official policy towards historians and the publication of history textbooks for schools. In 1985, the Soviet past was again summoned for polemical revision as part and parcel of an attitude of openness (glasnost') and in this, literary figures joined their energies to those of historians. The Communist regime sought to equate the history of the country with that of the Communist Party itself in 1938 and 1962 and this imposed a blanket of conformity on history writing in the Soviet Union. The book also surveys the rich abundance of writing the Russian Revolution generated as well as the divergent approaches to the history of the period. The conditions for research in Soviet archives are described as an aspect of official monitoring of history writing. Another instance of this is the manner by which history textbooks have, through the years, been withdrawn from schools and others officially nursed into circulation. This intervention, occasioned in the present circumstance by statements by President Putin himself, in the manner in which history is taught in Russian schools, continues to this day. In other words, over the years, the regime has always worked to make the past work. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka
Categories: Social Science

Writing the Stalin Era

Writing the Stalin Era

Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags, and gender relations after World War II, this festschrift volume highlights the work and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick offers a cross ...

Author: G. Alexopoulos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230116429

Category: History

Page: 246

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Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags, and gender relations after World War II, this festschrift volume highlights the work and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick offers a cross-section of some of the best work being done on a critical period of Russia and the Soviet Union.
Categories: History

Rewriting History in Soviet Russia

Rewriting History in Soviet Russia

This book explores the political significance of the development of historical revisionism in the USSR under Khrushchev in the wake of the Twentieth Congress of the CPSU and its demise with the onset of the 'period of stagnation' under ...

Author: R. Markwick

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349419230

Category: History

Page: 327

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This book explores the political significance of the development of historical revisionism in the USSR under Khrushchev in the wake of the Twentieth Congress of the CPSU and its demise with the onset of the 'period of stagnation' under Brezhnev. On the basis of intensive interviews and original manuscript material, the book demonstrates that the vigorous rejuvenation of historiography undertaken by Soviet historians in the 1960s conceptually cleared the way for and fomented the dramatic upheaval in Soviet historical writing occasioned by the advent of perestroika.
Categories: History

The Soviet Union A Very Short Introduction

The Soviet Union  A Very Short Introduction

Almost twenty years after the Soviet Union's end, what are we to make of its existence?

Author: Stephen Lovell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199238484

Category: History

Page: 151

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Almost twenty years after the Soviet Union's end, what are we to make of its existence? Was it a heroic experiment, an unmitigated disaster, or a viable if flawed response to the modern world? What was the Soviet Union like? How did it evolve over seven decades? What was the relationship between the regime and the general population? This introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture at the time. The author examines aspects of patriotism, mass culture, political violence, poverty, and ideology; and provides answers to some of the big questions about the Soviet experience.
Categories: History

Spartacus Uprising and Soviet Historical Writing

Spartacus  Uprising and Soviet Historical Writing

This eye-opening essay in historiography is supported by an extensive bibliography of Russian writing. Revised version of the text published in Germany in 1983.

Author: Wolfgang Zeev Rubinsohn

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015049876314

Category: History

Page: 55

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The glorification of Spartacus in the revolutionary mythology and martyrology of the Soviet Union has lead to great distortions in historical accuracy. This book chronicles the changing attitudes to Spartacus in Soviet historical writing, and the fate of some of those who have sought to get back to the ancient sources or have dared to question the `official history'. This eye-opening essay in historiography is supported by an extensive bibliography of Russian writing. Revised version of the text published in Germany in 1983.
Categories: History

Debates on Stalinism

Debates on Stalinism

This book will allow readers to better understand not only the history of history writing, but also contemporary controversies and conflicts in the successor states of the Soviet Union, in particular Russia and Ukraine.

Author: Mark Edele

Publisher:

ISBN: 1784994308

Category:

Page: 288

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Debates on Stalinism introduces major debates about Stalinism during and after the Cold War. It introduces major debates and major historians of the Soviet Union during the brutal reign of Stalin. Readers will better understand not only the history of our current understanding of Stalinism but also contemporary debates in Russia and Ukraine.
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Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union

Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union

This is important reading for all scholars working on late Soviet history and society.

Author: Barbara Martin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350106819

Category: History

Page: 312

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How was it possible to write history in the Soviet Union, under strict state control and without access to archives? What methods of research did these 'historians' - be they academic, that is based at formal institutions, or independent - rely on? And how was their work influenced by their complex and shifting relationships with the state? To answer these questions, Barbara Martin here tracks the careers of four bold and important dissidents: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Roy Medvedev, Aleksandr Nekrich and Anton Antonov-Ovseenko. Based on extensive archival research and interviews (with some of the authors themselves, as well as those close to them), the result is a nuanced and very necessary history of Soviet dissident history writing, from the relative liberalisation of de-Stalinisation through increasing repression and persecution in the Brezhnev era to liberalisation once more during perestroika. In the process Martin sheds light onto late Soviet society and its relationship with the state, as well as the ways in which this dissidence participated in weakening the Soviet regime during Perestroika. This is important reading for all scholars working on late Soviet history and society.
Categories: History

Adventures of a Postmodern Historian

Adventures of a Postmodern Historian

In doing so he offers a window into the state of history today – and points to exciting new ways of writing the past. This is a book about the craft of history, about both doing research and writing it.

Author: Robert A. Rosenstone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474274234

Category: History

Page: 224

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Robert Rosenstone was among the first 'postmodern' historians, and remains one of the most renowned. In this honest, revealing and often funny memoir, he shows us how he got there and why. Adventures of a Postmodern Historian chronicles Rosenstone's research journeys over half a century. Beginning in the 1960s, his offbeat trajectory took him on adventures through the police states of Franco Spain and the Soviet Union, to the Shinto shrines and Zen temples of Japan and ultimately to Hollywood. Alongside his own memoirs, Rosenstone reflects upon developments and changes within the realm of professional history, which in turn reflect the social, cultural, and intellectual shifts of the late 20th century. A pioneer of experimental and creative history, he suggests how the experience of the historian can inflect the written history, and provides a defence of innovation in historical writing that is both intellectually rigorous and entertaining. In doing so he offers a window into the state of history today – and points to exciting new ways of writing the past. This is a book about the craft of history, about both doing research and writing it. It should be required reading for all historians.
Categories: History

The Soviet Union Since 1917

The Soviet Union Since 1917

Author: Martin McCauley

Publisher: London ; New York : Longman

ISBN: 0582489792

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 798

Categories: History

Writing History and Making Policy

Writing History and Making Policy

A study of theories of the Cold War which represents a decade of serious research and study.

Author: Richard A. Melanson

Publisher: American Values Projected Abro

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039557496

Category: History

Page: 254

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A study of theories of the Cold War which represents a decade of serious research and study. The author proceeds step by step to understand and analyze the differing approaches of leading individual thinkers and schools of thought, making this the most comprehensive view of the Cold War ever published. Co-published with the Miller Center of Public Affairs.
Categories: History

History for the IB Diploma Paper 3 Imperial Russia Revolution and the Establishment of the Soviet Union 1855 1924

History for the IB Diploma Paper 3 Imperial Russia  Revolution and the Establishment of the Soviet Union  1855   1924

To support study of History for the IB Diploma Paper 3, revised for first assessment in 2017.

Author: Sally Waller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316503669

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 294

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To support study of History for the IB Diploma Paper 3, revised for first assessment in 2017. This coursebook covers Paper 3, History of Europe, Topic 12.in HL Option 4 of the syllabus for first assessment in 2017. Tailored to the Higher Level requirements of the IB syllabus and written by experienced IB History examiners and teachers, it offers authoritative and engaging guidance through the topic.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Russian and Soviet History

Russian and Soviet History

This text is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students in Russian history and is a great resource for scholars in the field.

Author: Steven A. Usitalo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015073670526

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 550

An original and thought-provoking text, Russian and Soviet History uses noteworthy themes and important events from Russian history to spark classroom discussion. Consisting of twenty essays written by experts in each area, the book does not simply repeat the conventional themes found in nearly all Russian history texts, anthologies, and documentary compilations. Rather, it showcases current thinking on Russian cultural, political, economic, and social history from the end of the sixteenth century to the demise of the Soviet "experiment." Informed by archival work in the former Soviet Union and a broad range of published sources, this book is intended to introduce students to Russian history in an accessible and provocative format. Its eclectic essays offer readers an incomparable taste of the complexity and richness of Russia as it has evolved from late Muscovy to the modern era. This text is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students in Russian history and is a great resource for scholars in the field. Contributions by: Sergei Arutiunov, Richard Bidlack, Kees Boterbloem, James Cracraft, Chester S. L. Dunning, Colum Leckey, Alexander M. Martin, Susan P. McCaffray, Martha Merritt, Patrick O'Meara, Scott W. Palmer, Jelena Pogosjan, Thomas E. Porter, Ana Siljak, Douglas Smith, William Taubman, Steven A. Usitalo, Jeffrey Veidlinger, Rex A. Wade, and William Benton Whisenhunt
Categories: History

Writing the Stalin Era

Writing the Stalin Era

Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags, and gender relations after World War II, this festschrift volume highlights the work and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick offers a cross ...

Author: G. Alexopoulos

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230105491

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 811

Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags, and gender relations after World War II, this festschrift volume highlights the work and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick offers a cross-section of some of the best work being done on a critical period of Russia and the Soviet Union.
Categories: History

The Soviet Century

The Soviet Century

Yet its history was one that for a long time proved impossible to write. In The Soviet Century, Moshe Lewin follows this history in all its complexity, guiding us through the inner workings of a system which is still barely understood.

Author: Moshe Lewin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1784780669

Category:

Page: 432

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On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, a classic history of the Soviet era, from 1917 to its fall One hundred years after the Russian Revolution the Soviet Union remains the most extraordinary, yet tragic, attempt to create a society beyond capitalism. Yet its history was one that for a long time proved impossible to write. In The Soviet Century, Moshe Lewin follows this history in all its complexity, guiding us through the inner workings of a system which is still barely understood. In the process he overturns widely held beliefs about the USSR's leaders, the State-Party system and the powerful Soviet bureaucracy. Departing from a simple linear history, The Soviet Century traces all the continuities and ruptures that led from the founding revolution of October 1917 to the final collapse of the late 1980s and early 1990s, passing through the Stalinist dictatorship, the impossible reforms of the Khrushchev years and the glasnost and perestroika policies of Gorbachev.
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

The thirty-five essays in this Handbook, written by an international team of scholars, draw on this new material to offer a global history of communism in the twentieth century.

Author: S. A. Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191667527

Category: History

Page: 672

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The impact of Communism on the twentieth century was massive, equal to that of the two world wars. Until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, historians knew relatively little about the secretive world of communist states and parties. Since then, the opening of state, party, and diplomatic archives of the former Eastern Bloc has released a flood of new documentation. The thirty-five essays in this Handbook, written by an international team of scholars, draw on this new material to offer a global history of communism in the twentieth century. In contrast to many histories that concentrate on the Soviet Union, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism is genuinely global in its coverage, paying particular attention to the Chinese Revolution. It is 'global', too, in the sense that the essays seek to integrate history 'from above' and 'from below', to trace the complex mediations between state and society, and to explore the social and cultural as well as the political and economic realities that shaped the lives of citizens fated to live under communist rule. The essays reflect on the similarities and differences between communist states in order to situate them in their socio-political and cultural contexts and to capture their changing nature over time. Where appropriate, they also reflect on how the fortunes of international communism were shaped by the wider economic, political, and cultural forces of the capitalist world. The Handbook provides an informative introduction for those new to the field and a comprehensive overview of the current state of scholarship for those seeking to deepen their understanding.
Categories: History

A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End

A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End

As a consequence the writing of history was strictly supervised. The problems were delicate: it was not easy to find a reasonably consistent and ...

Author: Peter Kenez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139451024

Category: History

Page:

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An examination of political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union. The book identifies the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical change in the government of Russia, from the turn of the century to the revolution of 1917. Kenez envisions that revolution as a crisis of authority that posed the question, 'Who shall govern Russia?' This question was resolved with the creation of the Soviet Union. Kenez traces the development of the Soviet Union from the Revolution, through the 1920s, the years of the New Economic Policies and into the Stalinist order. He shows how post-Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to find ways to rule the country without using Stalin's methods but also without openly repudiating the past, and to negotiate a peaceful but antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West. In this second edition, he also examines the post-Soviet period, tracing Russia's development up to the time of publication.
Categories: History