Reinterpreting Revolutionary Russia is a stimulating and highly original collection of essays from a team of internationally renowned experts. Each chapter reinterprets key issues and debates, including political, social, cultural and international aspects of the Russian revolution stretching from the late imperial period to the early Soviet state. Specific issues such as that of terrorism in the Russian liberation movement are discussed, as well as studies of the broader historiography, discussing why the Revolution happened and when it ended. Importantly, there are reassessments of the role of key individuals, rescuing Lenin, Trotsky and Krupskaya from mythology. In addition, the impact of political struggles upon the cultural world, from museum displays to historical reputations, is investigated, and the repercussions of the Bolshevik revolution for international relations are also highlighted. This collection is essential reading for an understanding of the driving forces of the Russian revolution, of the role of individuals, of the broader social and political landscape, and of the impact the revolution had on the wider world.

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