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The Russian Revolution 1914-1921 - Bibliography Part 2

II (i) The autocracy and the war

1. Katkov, G. et al eds Russia Enters the Twentieth Century

2. Stavrou, T. Russia under the Last Tsar

3. Almedingen, M.E. An Unbroken Unity: a memoir of Grand-Duchess Serge of Russia, 1864-1918

4. Badaev, A.E. The Bolsheviks in the Tsarist Duma

5. Florinsky, M. The End of the Russian Empire

6. Golovine, N.N. The Russian Army in the World War

7. Graham, S. Russia and the World

8. Gronsky, P. & Astrov, N. The War and the Russian Government

9. Haimson, L. 'The problem of social stability in pre-revolutionary Russia' Slavic Review, vol XXIII, pp 619-42 and XXIV pp 1-22

10. Hamm, M.F. 'Liberal politics in wartime Russia: an analysis of the Progressive Bloc', Slavic Review, vol. XXXIII

11. Kohn, S. & Meyendorff, A.F. The Cost of the War to Russia

12. Maklakov, B. 'On the fall of Tsardom', Slavic and East European Review, vol 18 pp 73-92

13. Meyendorff, A. The Background of the Russian Revolution

14. Mossolov, A.A. At the Court of the Last Tsar -Memoirs

15. Pares, B. The Fate of the Russian Monarchy

16. Rivet, C. Le Dernier Romanoff

17. Roosa, R.A. 'Russian industrialists and "state socialism" 1906-17' Soviet Studies, vol 23, pp. 394-417 (see also discussion between Roosa and J.D. White in Soviet Studies, vol 24, pp 414-25

18. Sontag, J.P. 'Tsarist debts and Tsarist foreign policy', Slavic Review, vol XXVII,no. 4, pp 529-41

19. Tuve, J.E. 'Changing directions in Russian-American economic relations,1912-17', Slavic Review, vol XXXI no. 1, pp 52-70

20. Wallace, Sir Donald M. Russia

21. Wolfe, B. 'War comes to Russia' in An Ideology in Power, pp 95-103

21a (Cherniavsky, M. Prologue to Revolution)

22. Yaney, G.L. 'Some aspects of the Imperial Russian government on the eve of the first world war', Slavonic and East European Review, vol 43,pp 68-91

23. Zeman, Z. Germany and the Revolution in Russia 1915-18 (documents

24. Stone, N. The Eastern Front

25. Solzhenitsyn, A. August 1914

26. Pearson, R. The Russian Moderates and the Crisis of Tsarism, 1914-17

27. Fallows, T. 'Politics and the war effort in Russia: the Union of zemstvos and the organisation of the food supply 1914-1916', Slavic Review, vol 37,no. 1

28. Aleksinskii, G. Modern Russia (1914)

29. Siegelbaum, L.H. Politics of Industrial Mobilisation in Russia 1914-17

30. Gatrell, P. Government, Industry and Rearmament in Russia 1900-1914

31. Gatrell,Peter A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia during World War I

32. Seregny, Scott 'A Wager on the Peasantry: Anti-Zemstvo Riots, Adult Education and the Russian Village During World War One: Stavropol' Province' Slavonic and East European Review vol.79 no.1 Jan 2001 pp.90-126

33. Thatcher, Ian D. Leon Trotsky and World War One

34. Thatcher, Ian D. Late Imperial Russia: Problems and Prospects

(See also memoirs by Knox, Francis, Buchanan, Broido, Trotsky, Brusilov, Wrangel, Krasnov, Pautovsky, Miliukov, Rodzianko and Paléologue in Part I section (IV) above and Price (no. 40)


II (ii) The February Revolution

1. Anin, D.S. 'The February Revolution: was the collapse inevitable?' Soviet Studies vol. 18, pp 435-57

2. Ferro, M The Russian Revolution of February 1917

3. Hasegawa, T. 'The formation of the militia in the February Revolution', Slavic Review, vol. 32, pp 303-23

4. Hasegawa, T. 'The formation of the Petrograd Soviet: the masses and the elite in the February Revolution' (unpublished, I have a copy)

5. Katkov, G. Russia 1917: The February Revolution

6. Kennan, G. 'The Breakdown of the Tsarist Autocracy' in Pipes, Revolutionary Russia, pp 1-33

7. Wildman, A.K. 'The February Revolution in the Russian Army', Soviet Studies, vol. 22, pp. 3-23

8. Hasegawa, T. 'Bolsheviks and the formation of the Petrograd Soviet in the February revolution',Soviet Studies vol. 29, no. 1

9. White, J.D. 'The Sormovo-Nikolaev Zemlyachestva in the February Revolution',Soviet Studies, XXX1, no. 4

10. Hasegawa, T. The February Revolution

11. Melancon, M. 'Who Wrote What and When? Proclamations of the February Revolution in Petrograd Soviet Studies XL No. 3 pp 479-522

12. Reply to Melancon (J.D. White and D. Longley) Soviet Studies XL1 No. 4 pp 602-644


(iii)From February to October. The Provisional Governments and the Soviets

1. Anweiler, O. 'The political ideology of the leaders of the Petrograd Soviet in the Spring of 1917', in Pipes, Revolutionary Russia, pp 145-163

1a Kolonitskii,B ' "Democracy" in the Political Consciousness of the February Revolution', Slavic Review Vol.57 no.1 Spring 1998

2. Anweiler, O. The Soviets

3. Asher, H. 'The Kornilov Affair: a reinterpretation', Russian Review vol. 29, pp 286-300 (xerox)

4. Boyd, J.R. 'The origins of Order No. 1' Soviet Studies, vol. 19 pp 359-72

5. Collins, D.N. 'A note on the numerical strength of the Red Guards in October 1917'Soviet Studies, vol 24, pp 270

6. Elkin, B. 'Further notes on the policies of the Kerensky government',Slavic Review XXV no. 2 p 323

7. Elkin, B. 'The Kerensky government and its fate', Slavic Review vol XXIII no 4 p 717

8. Feldman, R.S. 'The Russian General Staff and the June 1917 offensive', Soviet Studies, vol 19 pp 520-43

9. Laue, T. von 'Westernisation, Revolution and the search for a basis of authority in Russia in 1917' Soviet Studies, vol 19, pp 155-180

10. Morris, L.P. 'The Russians, the allies and the war, February-July, 1917' Slavonic and East European Review, vol 50 pp 29-48

11. Mosse, W.E. 'Interlude: the Russian Provisional Government, 1917' Soviet Studies, no. 15, p 408

12. Mosse, W.E. Pethybridge and Riha, 'Debate on Provisional Government', Soviet Studies, vol 19, pp 100-121

13. Rabinowitch, A. Prelude to Revolution: the Petrograd Bolsheviks and the July 1917 uprising

14. Rosenberg, W.G. 'The Russian Municipal Duma elections: a preliminary computation of returns', Soviet Studies, vol 21, pp 131-63

15. Schapiro, L. 'The Political thought of the First Provisional Government' in Pipes, Revolutionary Russia, pp 123-145

16.Strakhovsky, L.I. 'Was there a Kornilov rebellion? A reappraisal of the evidence', Slavonic and East European Review, vol 33, pp 372-396

17. Wade, R.A. The Russian Search for Peace: February-October 1917

18. Wade, R. 'Why October? the Russian search for peace in 1917' Soviet Studies, vol 20, pp 36-45

19. Warth, R.D. The Allies and the Russian Revolution

20. White, J.D.(ed) 'A document on the Kornilov affair: Ukraintsev's Memoir', Soviet Studies, vol. 25, pp 283-98

21. White, J.D. 'The Kornilov affair - a study in counter-revolution', Soviet Studies vol. 20, pp 187-205

22. 'A survey of Russia during the three months of the revolution (March to May) in Vulliamy, p 231-270 (I, iii, 21)

23. Nabokov, V. Vladimir Nabokov and the Russian Provisional Government

24. Rabinowitch, A. The Bolsheviks come to Power

25. Woytinsky, W. 'The Gatchina Campaign' (memoir) Soviet Studies, XXXII, no. 2

26. Ferro, M. October 1917

27. Johnston, R.H. Tradition versus Revolution: Russia and the Balkans in 1917

28. Raleigh, D.J. 'Revolutionary Politics in Provincial Russia: the Tsaritsyn 'Republic' in 1917' Slavic Review vol 40

29. Hickey, Michael C. 'Local Government and State Authority in the Provinces: Smolensk, February-June 1917' Slavic Review vol. 55 note pp 863-881

30. Sarah Badcock ' "We're for the Muzhiks Party!" Peasant Support for the Socialist Revolutionary Party during 1917' Europe-Asia Studies vol.53 no.1 2001 pp.133-150

31. Wade, Rex Revolutionary Russia: New Approaches


II (iv) The October Revolution to Constituent Assembly

1. Daniels, R.V. Red October

2. Geyer, B.D. 'The Bolshevik insurrection in Petrograd' in Pipes, Revolutionary Russia, pp 209-228

3. Melgunov, S.P. The Bolshevik Seizure of Power

4. Rabinowitch, A. 'The Petrograd garrison and the Bolshevik seizure of power' in Revolution and Politics in Russia, pp 172-191

5. Saul, N.W. 'Lenin's decision to seize power: the influence of events in Finland', Soviet Studies, vol 24, pp 491-505

6. Arapkhin, Yu (ed) First Decrees of Soviet Power, Nov 1917-July 1918

7. Dando, W.A. 'A map of the election to the Russian Constituent Assembly of 1917' Slavic Review, vol XXV, p 314

8. Kochan, L. 'Kadet policy in 1917 and the Constituent Assembly', Slavonic and East European Review, vol 45, pp 183-93

9. Radkey, O.H. The Election to the Russian Constituent Assembly of 1917

10. Keep, J. (ed) The Debate on Soviet Power

11. Radkey, O.H. Russia Goes to the Polls


II (v) Consolidation of Bolshevik Power, 1918-21

1. Abrams, R. 'Political recruitment and local government: the local soviets of the RSFSR, 1918-21', Soviet Studies, vol 19, pp 573-600

2. Brinkley, G.C. The Volunteer Army and Allied Intervention in South Russia, 1917-21

3. Carr, E.H. 'Origin and status of the Cheka', Soviet Studies, vol 10, pp 1-11

4. Day, R.B. Leon Trotsky and the Politics of Economic Isolation

5. Dobb, M. Soviet Economic Development since 1917

6. Fainsod, M. How Russia is Ruled

7. Footman, D. The Civil War in Russia

8. Kenez, P. The Civil War in South Russia, 2 vols

9. Kenez, P. 'The Relations between the Volunteer Army and Georgia 1918-20', Slavonic and East European Review

9a Ainsworth, J. 'Sidney Reilly's reports From South Russia' December 1918-March 1919,' Europe-Asia Studies Vol 50 no.8 December 1998 pp 1447-1470

10. Melgunov, S.P. Red Terror in Russia

11. Nove, A. An Economic History of the USSR

12. Oppenheim, S.A. 'The Supreme Economic Council 1917-21' in Soviet Studies, vol 25, pp 3-27

13. Schapiro, L. The Origin of the Communist Autocracy

14. Scott, E.J. 'The Cheka', St Antony's Papers, no. 1, pp 1-23

15. Solzhenistsyn, A. The Gulag Archipelago

16. Trotsky, L. Terrorism and Communism (also called The Defence of Terrorism

17. Leggett, G.H. 'Lenin, Terror and the Political Police', Survey vol 21 no. 4 (97), pp 157-187

18. Bradley, J. The Civil War in Russia

19. Edmondson, C.M. 'The politics of hunger: the Soviet response to famine, 1921, Soviet Studies, vol 29, no. 4

20. Gerson, L.D. Secret Police in Lenin's Russia

21. C. Duval 'Yakov M. Sverdlov and the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of the Soviet. Oct 1917-July 1918, Soviet Studies, vol XXX1, no. 1, pp 3-22

22. Bettelheim, C. Class Struggles in the U.S.S.R., vol 1, 1917-23

23. Clemens, B.E. 'Kollontai's contribution to the Worker's Opposition', Russian History, vol 2, no. 2 pp 191-206

24. Rigby, T.H. Lenin's Government: Sovnarkom 1917-22

25. Leggett. G. The Cheka

26. "Russia Labour & Bolshevik Power after October". Debate between W. Rosenberg, M. Lewin and V. Brovkin, Slavic Review, vol 44 no. 2, p 213-257 (Plus references to earlier articles on this theme by these scholars)

26a Swain, G. 'The Disillusioning of the Revolution's Praetorian Guard: The Latvian Riflemen, Summer-Autumn 1918', Europe-Asia Studies Vol 51 no.4 June 1999 pp. 667-686

27. S. Malle The Economic Organisation of War Communism

28. E. Mawdsley The Russian Civil War

29. Farber, S. Before Stalinism: the Rise and Fall of Soviet Democracy

30. Koenker, D., D. Rosenberg., R. Suny Party, State and Society in the Russian Civil War

31. Brovkin, V. Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War: Political Parties and Social Movements 1918-22

32. Mayer, Arno The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions

33. Holquist, Peter 'Information is the Alpha and Omega of Our Work: Bolshevik Surveillance in the Pan-European Context' Journal of Modern History 69 (1997) 415-450

(See also separate sections on non-bolshevik political movements in Part III below)