Defenders of the Motherland : The Tsarist Elite in Revolutionary Russia
By: Rendle, Matthew.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2009Description: 1 online resource (287 p.).ISBN: 9780191572067.Subject(s): Elite (Social sciences) --Political activity --Russia --History --20th century | Elite (Social sciences) --Political activity --Soviet Union --History | Russia --History --February Revolution, 1917 --Social aspects | Russia --Politics and government --1894-1917 | Russia --Social conditions --1801-1917 | Soviet Union --History --Revolution, 1917-1921 --Social aspects | Soviet Union --Politics and government --1917-1936 | Soviet Union --Social conditions --1917-1945 | World War, 1914-1918 --InfluenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Defenders of the Motherland : The Tsarist Elite in Revolutionary RussiaDDC classification: 947.084/1 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on the Text; Maps; Introduction; 1. The First World War; 2. The February Revolution; 3. Nobles; 4. Landowners; 5. Officers; 6. Counter-Revolution; 7. The October Revolution; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Defenders of the Motherland studies how the most powerful social groups in tsarist Russia reacted to the challenges posed by the Russian Revolutions of 1917. Arguing that elite groups-especially nobles, landowners, and officers-played an important role in these events, Matthew Rendle shows how the alienation of tsarist elites from the tsar during the First World War and their support for the new Provisional Government in February 1917 secured the initial success of therevolution.Elites engaged actively with revolutionary politics, serving in the government and forming unions to promote their i
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