Cover Osteuropa 6-8/2017

In Osteuropa 6-8/2017

A more complex historiography of the Russian Revolution

Ljudmila Novikova

Deutsche Fassung


Since the opening up of the archives following the collapse of the Soviet Union, there has been a new revival in research into the Russian Revolution. Historians have obtained new insights into the non-Bolshevist parties, the situation in the regions and on the periphery of the Empire and on the national governments who fought the Bolsheviks. By embedding the Revolution more strongly Into the European context as a whole, such as the First World War, the structural crisis of the continental empires and the revival of national movements in Europe, representations of and explanations for the Russian Revolution have gained greater substance, depth and comparability.

(Osteuropa 6-8/2017, pp. 295–304)