Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Revising the Revolution: The Unmaking of Russia's Official History of 1917
Foyalty 69

Revising the Revolution: The Unmaking of Russia's Official History of 1917 (Paperback)

£22.99
Pre-order for despatch on publication.

Synopsis

The clash between scholarship and politics-between truth and propaganda-was ruthless for historians in Istpart, the Russian Communist Central Committee's official historical department.



Istpart was tasked with preserving the documentary record, compiling memoirs, and upholding ideological conformism within the national narrative of the 1917 revolution. In Revising the Revolution, Larry E. Holmes examines the role of Ispart's historians, both in the Moscow office and a regional branch in Viatka, who initially believed they could adhere to the traditional standards of research and simultaneously provide a history useful to the party. However, they quickly realized that the party rejected any version of history that suggested nonideological or nonpolitical sources of truth. By 1928, Istpart had largely abandoned its mission to promote scholarly work on the 1917 revolution and instead advanced the party's master narrative.



Revising the Revolution explores the battle for the Russian national narrative and the ways in which history can be used to centralize power.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryHistory: theory & methodsHistoriographyHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsRevolutions, uprisings, rebellionsRussian RevolutionHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theory Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 01/06/2021 ISBN-13: 9780253054791  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order for despatch on publication. Pre-Order

Larry E. Holmes is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Alabama. He is author of Kremlin and the Schoolhouse: Reforming Education in Soviet Russia, 1917-1931; Stalin's School: Moscow's Model School No. 25, 1931-1937; and Stalin's World War II Evacuations: Triumph and Troubles in Kirov.

More books by Larry E. Holmes

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.
 

For last posting dates for Christmas 2020 please click here for further information. 
 

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £25 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.99 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.99 £0.00 1-2 Days

Click & Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop

Click here for further information on Click & Collect during lockdown

Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier* £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

* For courier service please contact the Charing Cross Road store

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Delivery Help & FAQs
 

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.
 

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Reclaiming Byzantium: Russia, Turkey...
(Paperback)
Pinar UEre
 
 
£28.99
 
Georg Picht: A Pioneer in Philosophy,...
(Hardback)
Enno Rudolph; Johannes Picht
 
 
£74.99
 
Hinduism: Facts and Fictions
(Hardback)
Jeffery D. Long
 
 
£49.00
 
Writing the History of Slavery
(Hardback)
David Doddington; Enrico Dal Lago
 
 
£70.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close