Russian Revolution

By Christopher Culpin
June 2012
Hodder Education
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781444144567
142 Pages, Illustrated
$33.50 Paper original

The OFSTED report on school history suggests that the current generation of A Level students have been poorly served by exam-based textbooks which spoon-feed students while failing to enthuse them or develop deeper understandings of studying History

The Schools History Project has risen to this challenge with a new series for the next generation. Enquiring History is SHP's fresh approach to Advanced Level History that aims: 
- To motivate and engage readers 
- To help readers think and gain independence as learners
- To encourage enquiry, and deeper understanding of periods and the people of the past
- To engage with current scholarship 
- To prepare A Level students for university

Key features of each Student book
- Clear compelling narrative - books are designed to be read cover to cover
- Structured enquiries - that explore the core content and issues of each period
- 'Insight' panels between enquiries provide context, overview, and extension 
- Full colour illustrations throughout

Teacher's support material is provided on the Schools History Project

This book
The Russian Revolution
 examines Russian history from 1894-1924 - the stories, settings, characters and issues that make this such an extraordinarily important and popular topic. The enquiries have an obvious focus on causes but also on interpretations. Each new generation of historians has interpreted these events through their own lenses - their own time, place and political standpoint - making this topic one of the most powerful for understanding how history is written and how interpretations are formed.

Table of Contents: 
1 Russia in 1900: Who were the Russians and what were their hopes and fears?
2 The Russian Revolution: The essentials
3 Was Tsar Nicholas II mainly to blame for the 1905 Revolution?
4 Russia in 1914: on the verge of revolution? Or becoming a Western-style democracy?
5 Why was there a revolution in February 1917?
6 The October Revolution: rising of the masses or coup d'etat?
7 Was it the Civil War which turned Bolshevik revolutionaries into Communist dictators?
8 Conclusion




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