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The Resource Imperial apocalypse : the Great War and the destruction of the Russian empire, Joshua A. Sanborn

Imperial apocalypse : the Great War and the destruction of the Russian empire, Joshua A. Sanborn

Label
Imperial apocalypse : the Great War and the destruction of the Russian empire
Title
Imperial apocalypse
Title remainder
the Great War and the destruction of the Russian empire
Statement of responsibility
Joshua A. Sanborn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first major study which treats the demise of the Russian Empire as part of the twentieth-century phenomenon of modern decolonization, and provides a readable account of military activity and political change throughout this turbulent period of war and revolution. Sanborn argues that the sudden rise of groups seeking national self-determination in the borderlands of the empire was the consequence of state failure, not its cause. At the same time, he shows how the destruction of state institutions and the spread of violence from the front to the rear led to a collapse of traditional social bonds and the emergence of a new, more dangerous, and more militant political atmosphere."--Provided by publisher
  • The volume opens by laying out the theoretical relationship between state failure, social collapse, and decolonization, and then moves chronologically from the Balkan Wars of 1912-13 through the fierce battles and massive human dislocations of 1914-16 to the final collapse of the empire in the midst of revolution in 1917-18. ‘Imperial apocalypse’ is the first major study which treats the demise of the Russian Empire as part of the twentieth-century phenomenon of modern decolonization, and provides a readable account of military activity and political change throughout this turbulent period of war and revolution. Sanborn argues that the sudden rise of groups seeking national self-determination in the borderlands of the empire was the consequence of state failure, not its cause. At the same time, he shows how the destruction of state institutions and the spread of violence from the front to the rear led to a collapse of traditional social bonds and the emergence of a new, more dangerous, and more militant political atmosphere
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ERASA
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Sanborn, Joshua A
Dewey number
940.5
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK264.8
LC item number
.S26 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The Greater War
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Russia
Label
Imperial apocalypse : the Great War and the destruction of the Russian empire, Joshua A. Sanborn
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Imperial challenge -- The outbreak of war and the transformation of the borderlands -- The front migrates -- Remobilizing the military: combat innovation, POWs, and forced labor -- Remobilizing society: nurses, doctors, and social control -- Revolution -- Decolonization -- Conclusion: Imperial apocalypse
Control code
868825291
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780199642052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)868825291
Label
Imperial apocalypse : the Great War and the destruction of the Russian empire, Joshua A. Sanborn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Imperial challenge -- The outbreak of war and the transformation of the borderlands -- The front migrates -- Remobilizing the military: combat innovation, POWs, and forced labor -- Remobilizing society: nurses, doctors, and social control -- Revolution -- Decolonization -- Conclusion: Imperial apocalypse
Control code
868825291
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780199642052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)868825291

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