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The Resource Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking

Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking

Label
Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union
Title
Rulers and victims
Title remainder
the Russians in the Soviet Union
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Hosking
Title variation
Russians in the Soviet Union
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book, Geoffrey Hosking explores what the Soviet experience meant for Russians. One of the keys lies in messianism - the idea rooted in Russian Orthodoxy that the Russians were a "chosen people." The communists reshaped this notion into messianic socialism, in which the Soviet order would lead the world in a new direction. Neither vision, however, fit the "community spirit" of the Russian people, and the resulting clash defined the Soviet world." "Hosking analyzes how the Soviet state molded Russian identity, beginning with the impact of the Bolshevik Revolution and civil war. He discusses the severe dislocations resulting from collectivization and industrialization; the relationship between ethnic Russians and other Soviet peoples; the dramatic effects of World War II on ideas of homeland and patriotism; the separation of "Russian" and "Soviet" culture; leadership and the cult of personality; and the importance of technology in the Soviet worldview."
  • "At the heart of this work is the fundamental question of what happens to a people who place their nationhood at the service of empire."--BOOK JACKET
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268635
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hosking, Geoffrey
Dewey number
947.085
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Russians
  • Nationalism
  • National characteristics, Russian
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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the Russians in the Soviet Union
Label
Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-461) and index
Contents
1. Marxism and the crisis of Russian messianism -- 2. The effects of revolution and civil war -- 3. Soviet nationality policy and the Russians -- 4. Two Russias collide -- 5. Projecting a new Russia -- 6. The great fatherland war -- 7. The sweet and bitter fruits of victory -- 8. The relaunch of utopia -- 9. The rediscovery of Russia -- 10. The return of politics -- 11. An unanticipated creation : the Russian Federation
Control code
000040021933
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 484 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780674021785
Isbn Type
(hbk. alk. paper)
Label
Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-461) and index
Contents
1. Marxism and the crisis of Russian messianism -- 2. The effects of revolution and civil war -- 3. Soviet nationality policy and the Russians -- 4. Two Russias collide -- 5. Projecting a new Russia -- 6. The great fatherland war -- 7. The sweet and bitter fruits of victory -- 8. The relaunch of utopia -- 9. The rediscovery of Russia -- 10. The return of politics -- 11. An unanticipated creation : the Russian Federation
Control code
000040021933
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 484 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780674021785
Isbn Type
(hbk. alk. paper)

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