Revolutionary russia 1891 1991 a history orlando figes on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers from the author of a peoples tragedy an original reading of the russian revolution examining it not as a single event but as a hundred year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreams in this elegant and incisive account. Orlando figes succeeds in presenting a short political history of russia 1891 1991 he shows the political changes social upheaval and economic catastrophe but does not flesh out his thesis that russia was been in a 100 year revolutionary cycle. Revolutionary russia 1891 1991 by orlando figes pelican rrp799 496 pages metropolitan books rrp28 336 pages anybody watching the news on the ukraine crisis in recent weeks will have . Revolutionary russia 1891 1991 book summary and reviews of revolutionary russia 1891 1991 by orlando figes. Revolutionary russia 1891 1991 orlando figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the russian revolution while other historians have focused their examinations on the cataclysmic years immediately before and after 1917 figes shows how the revolution while it changed in form and character nevertheless retained the same idealistic
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