The Historiography of the Russian Revolution 100 Years On

@article{Smith2015TheHO,
  title={The Historiography of the Russian Revolution 100 Years On},
  author={Sarah Ann Smith},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  year={2015},
  volume={16},
  pages={733 - 749}
}
  • Sarah Ann Smith
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
  • As we edge toward the centenary of the Russian Revolution, it is a good time to ask how recent historiography is shaping our understanding of that momentous event. Our times are not especially friendly to the idea of revolution. In the West, the scope of politics has narrowed since the 1970s with the onset of neoliberalism, the collapse of communism, the upsurge in concern for human rights, and the boundaries of politics defined by free markets, good governance, and individual rights. Talk of… CONTINUE READING