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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
Language
eng
Summary
Russians regarded the Soviet Union as their country, but that did not mean they were entirely happy with it. In the end, in fact, Russia actually destroyed the Soviet Union. How did this happen, and what kind of Russia emerged? Historian Hosking explores what the Soviet experience meant for Russians. Messianism--the idea rooted in Russian Orthodoxy that the Russians were a "chosen people"--was reshaped by the communists into messianic socialism, in which the Soviet order would lead the world in a new direction. Hosking analyzes how the Soviet state molded Russian identity; the dislocations resulting from collectivization and industrialization; the relationship between ethnic Russians and other Soviet peoples; the effects of World War II on ideas of homeland and patriotism; and leadership and the cult of personality. 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.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hosking, Geoffrey A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, Russian
  • Russians
  • Nationalism
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [415]-461) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Marxism and the crisis of Russian messianism -- The
  • effects of revolution and civil war -- Soviet nationality policy and the Russians -- Two Russias collide -- Projecting a new Russia -- The
  • Great Fatherland War -- The
  • sweet and bitter fruits of victory -- The
  • relaunch of utopia -- The
  • rediscovery of Russia -- The
  • return of politics -- An unanticipated creation: the Russian Federation
Control code
FIEb13370674
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 484 pages
Isbn
9780674021785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62326915
Label
Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [415]-461) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Marxism and the crisis of Russian messianism -- The
  • effects of revolution and civil war -- Soviet nationality policy and the Russians -- Two Russias collide -- Projecting a new Russia -- The
  • Great Fatherland War -- The
  • sweet and bitter fruits of victory -- The
  • relaunch of utopia -- The
  • rediscovery of Russia -- The
  • return of politics -- An unanticipated creation: the Russian Federation
Control code
FIEb13370674
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 484 pages
Isbn
9780674021785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62326915

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