The 'Russian' Civil Wars, 1916-1926: Ten Years That Shook the World

The 'Russian' Civil Wars, 1916-1926: Ten Years That Shook the World Jonathan D. Smele
  • Title: The 'Russian' Civil Wars, 1916-1926: Ten Years That Shook the World
  • Author: Jonathan D. Smele
  • ISBN: 9780190233044
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The 'Russian' Civil Wars, 1916-1926: Ten Years That Shook the World Jonathan D. Smele The Russian Civil Wars Ten Years That Shook the World This book offers a comprehensive and original analysis and reconceptualization of the compendium of struggles that wracked the collapsing Tsarist empire and the emergent USSR profoundly affecting the
    This book offers a comprehensive and original analysis and reconceptualization of the compendium of struggles that wracked the collapsing Tsarist empire and the emergent USSR, profoundly affecting the history of the twentieth century Indeed, the reverberations of those decade long wars echo to the present day not despite, but because of the collapse of the Soviet Union,This book offers a comprehensive and original analysis and reconceptualization of the compendium of struggles that wracked the collapsing Tsarist empire and the emergent USSR, profoundly affecting the history of the twentieth century Indeed, the reverberations of those decade long wars echo to the present day not despite, but because of the collapse of the Soviet Union, which re opened many old wounds, from the Baltic to the Caucasus Contemporary memorialising and de memorializing of these wars, therefore form part of the book s focus, but at its heart lie the struggles between various Russian political and military forces which sought to inherit and preserve, or even expand, the territory of the tsars, overlain with examinations of the attempts of many non Russian national and religious groups to divide the former empire The reasons why some of the latter were successful Poland and Finland, for example , while others Ukraine, Georgia and the Muslim Basmachi were not, are as much the author s concern as are explanations as to why the chief victors of the Russian Civil Wars were the Bolsheviks Tellingly, the work begins and ends with battles in Central Asia a theatre of the Russian Civil Wars that was closer to Mumbai than it was to Moscow.
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    About Jonathan D. Smele


    1. Jonathan Smele teaches Russian and European history at Queen Mary, University of London and has published extensively on the Russian revolutions and civil wars.


    573 Comments


    1. An excellent book in the Russian Civil Wars which is just on the right side of being accessible to someone who has scant knowledge of these wars.The reason for only four stars is due to the 107 pages of notes which accompany the book There is enough interesting information within these notes to have written 2 3 chapters in the space provided.

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    2. Excellent review of the political history of the various conflicts intertwining the Russian Civil Wars It is an academic book, so don t expect popular, main stream writing, but it was an easy read versus the typical dry writing of an academic book This is only for serious readers for the Russian Civil Wars The main text of the book is only 47% of the book and the notes take up another 31% of the book The rest is the Biblography 14% and Index 8%.

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