History's locomotives : revolutions and the making of the modern world (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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History's locomotives : revolutions and the making of the modern world

History's locomotives : revolutions and the making of the modern world

Author: Martin E Malia; Terence Emmons
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This comparative history traces the West's revolutionary tradition and its culmination in the Communist revolutions of the twentieth century. Unique in breadth and scope, History's Locomotives offers a new interpretation of the origins and history of socialism as well as the meanings of the Russian Revolution, the rise of the Soviet regime, and the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union. Martin Malia explores  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Malia, Martin E. (Martin Edward).
History's locomotives.
New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin E Malia; Terence Emmons
ISBN: 0300113919 9780300113914 9780300126907 0300126905
OCLC Number: 67383932
Description: x, 360 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Delineating the problem --
Historic Europe: the medieval matrix and its internal contradictions, 1000-1400 --
Hussite Bohemia, 1415-1436: from heresy to proto-revolution --
Lutheran Germany, 1517-1555: the Reformation as semi-revolution --
Huguenot France, 1559-1598 --
The Netherlands' revolt, 1566-1609 --
England, 1640-1660-1688: from religious to political revolution --
America, 1776-1787: revolution as great good fortune --
France, 1789-1799: revolution as militant modernity --
From the first modern revolution to the first anticipated revolution, 1799-1848: the nineteenth century at a glance --
Marxism and the Second International, 1848-1914 --
Red October: the revolution to end all revolutions --
Conclusion and epilogue --
Appendix 1. Revolution : what's in a name? --
Appendix 2. High social science and "staseology."
Responsibility: Martin Malia ; edited and with a foreword by Terence Emmons.
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A comparative history devoted to the revolutionary tradition in the West as it evolved over many centuries and reached its logical, though extreme, culmination in the Communist revolutions of the  Read more...


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"'A magisterial, valedictory work.' David Gress, Wall Street Journal"

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