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Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date October 20, 2015
Pages 287
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198745686
ISBN-10 0198745680
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $30.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Imperial Apocalypse describes the collapse of the Russian Empire during World War One. Drawing material from nine different archives and hundreds of published sources, this study ties together state failure, military violence, and decolonization in a single story. Joshua Sanborn excavates the individual lives of soldiers, doctors, nurses, politicians, and civilians caught up in the global conflict along the way, creating a narrative that is both humane and conceptually rich.

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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780199642052 Book cover for 9780340663110
 
from Oxford Univ Pr (November 11, 2014)
9780199642052 | details & prices | 287 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.36 lbs | List price $49.95
With Rosamond Mitchell, Florence Myles | from Hodder Arnold (October 1, 1998); titled "Second Language Learning Theories"
9780340663110 | details & prices | 228 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $65.00
This edition also contains Second Language Learning Theories
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (October 20, 2015)
9780198745686 | details & prices | 287 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.02 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Imperial Apocalypse describes the collapse of the Russian Empire during World War One.

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