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Author Rendle, Matthew.

Title Defenders of the Motherland : the Tsarist elite in revolutionary Russia / Matthew Rendle
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages)
Contents The First World War -- The February Revolution -- Nobles -- Landowners -- Officers -- Counter-revolution -- The October Revolution
Summary Matthew Rendle studies how the most powerful social groups in tsarist Russia reacted to the challenges of 1917. He argues that the alienation of elites from the tsar and their support for the Provisional Government secured the success of the revolution, but the threat they posed laid the foundations of the repressive Soviet regime
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence
Elite (Social sciences) -- Political activity -- Russia -- History -- 20th century
Elite (Social sciences) -- Political activity -- Soviet Union -- History
Elite (Social sciences) -- Political activity
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Politics and government
Social aspects
Social conditions
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Social aspects
Russia (Federation) -- History -- February Revolution, 1917 -- Social aspects
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Soviet Union -- Social conditions -- 1917-1945.
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1894-1917
Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 1801-1917
Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191572067