The Coming of the Russian Revolution


Peter Holquist. “Violent Russia, Deadly Marxism? Russia in the Epoch of Violence, 1905-1921,” Kritika, 4:3 (Summer 2003)

Evan Mawdsley, “Revolution, Civil War and the ‘Long’ First World War in Russia,” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 16:2 (2015): 208-226.

Corresponding Reading:

Murray-Miller, Revolutionary Europe, Chapter 10, “Forging the New Regime.”

Further Readings:

Robert Mayer, “Lenin and The Jacobin Identity in Russia,” Studies in East European Thought, 51:2 (June 1999)

Barbara Alpern Engel, “Not By Bread Alone: Subsistence Riots in Russia during World War One,” Journal of Modern History, 69:4 (December 1997).

Steve A. Smith, Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Laura Engelstein, Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914-1921. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Hans Rogger, Russia in the Age of Modernization and Revolution, 1881-1917. London: Routledge, 1983.

Manfred Hildermeier, The Russian Socialist Revolutionary Party Before The First World War. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

John Keep, The Rise of Russian Social Democracy. Oxford: Clarendon, 1963.

David W. Lovell, From Marx to Lenin: An Evaluation of Marx’s Responsibility for Soviet Authoritarianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Lars Lih, Lenin Rediscovered: What is to Be Done in Context. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2008.

Adam Bruno Ulam, The Bolsheviks: An Intellectual and Political History of the Triumph of Communism in Russia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998.

William J. Davidshofer, Marxism and the Leninist revolutionary Model. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Robert Service, The Bolshevik Party in Revolution: A Study in Organizational Change. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1979.

Erich Haberer, Jews and Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Russia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, The February Revolution, Petrograd, 1917: The End of the Tsarist Regime and the Birth of Dual Power. Leiden: Bill, 2017.

James Ryan, “Revolution is War: The Development of the Thought of V.I. Lenin on Violence, 1899-1907,” The Slavonic and East European Review,” 89:2 (April 2011)

Neil Harding, Lenin’s Political Thought: Theory and Practice in the Democratic Socialist Revolution (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2009.

Ewa Borowska, “Marx and Russia,” Studies in East European Thought, 54:1/2 (March 2002)

Christopher Read, From Tsar to Soviets: The Russian People and Their Revolution, 1917-1921. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Orlando Figes, Interpreting the Russian Revolution: The Language and Symbols of 1917. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Joshua A. Sanborn, Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Sheila Fitzpatrick, The Russian Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Richard Pipes, Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime. New York: Vintage, 2011.

Douglas Smith, Former People: The Destruction of the Russian Aristocracy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.

Scott Baldwin Smith, Captives of Revolution: The Socialist Revolutionaries and the Bolshevik Dictatorship, 1918-1923. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 2011.

Anthony Wood, The Russian Revolution. London: Longman, 1986.

Rex Wade, The Russian Revolution, 1917. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Laurie S. Stoff, They Fought for the Motherland: Russia’s Women Soldiers in World war I and the Revolution. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006.

Sarah Badcock, “Women, Protests and Revolution: Soldiers’ Wives in Russia during 1917,” International Review of Social History, 49:1 (2004)

Aaron B. Retish, Russia’s Peasants in Revolution and Civil War: Citizenship, Identity and the Creation of the Soviet State, 1914-1922. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.