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The Bolsheviks and the National Question, 1917-23

The Bolsheviks and the National Question, 1917-23
  

This book deals with the policies of the Soviets towards the non-Russian nationalities of the former Russian empire. Smith explores the attempts of the Bolsheviks to promote the development of minority nationalities, using a combination of political, cultural and educational meas... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780333727591
Barcode 9780333727591
Published 13 January 1999 by Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Smith, Jeremy
Series Studies in Russia and East Europe
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ISBN-13 9780333727591
ISBN-10 0333727592
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date 13 January 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Smith, Jeremy
Series Studies in Russia and East Europe
Category World History: From C 1900 -
European History
Nationalism
Central Government Policies
Number of Pages 281
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 530g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress History, Military history, Political theory, Europe-History, History, Modern
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 947.0841
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In this re-examination of the origins of the system which fell apart in 1991, this book deals with the policies of the Soviets towards the non-Russian nationalities of the former Russian Empire. Making use of previously unavailable material from the Soviet archives, Jeremy Smith explores the attempts of the Bolsheviks to promote the development of minority nationalities in the Soviet context, through a combination of political, cultural and educational measures, and looks at the disputes surrounding the creation of the Soviet Union. The book is aimed at departments of Russian and East European studies (nationality studies); sociology; history (courses on modern history, military history); and politics (courses in modern European politics, Marxism and international relations).

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Jeremy Smith's valuable new book deals with the formulation of Soviet nationalities policy from the Bolsheviks' assumption of power in October 1917 to the definitive formulation of the policy of indigenization.... - The Russian Review This is a well-written study, solidly based on archival materials and the contemporary press. Smith adds significant details to the fascinating story of how Bolsheviks built expedient political alliances with the non-Communist nationalists who supported their program of cultural revival, while at the same time dealing with opposition to Moscow's centralizing program from national Communists in Georgia, Ukraine, and elsewhere. - American Historical Review

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Author's Bio

Jeremy Smith is Lecturer in Soviet History at the Renvall Institute at the University of Helsinki.

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