Russia and the USSR, 1855–1991

Autocracy and Dictatorship

By Stephen J. Lee

© 2005 – Routledge

240 pages

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Paperback: 9780415335775
pub: 2005-12-21
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About the Book

From a renowned name in A Level history publishing, this is a Questions and Analysis title on a major period in Russian History. With all three exam boards offering modules on this popular subject at A Level, this book is an absolute must-have.

Looking at the many different aspects of the period 1855–1991 that are covered in A Level history, Stephen J. Lee examines and compares:

  • the ideologies of Tsarist autocracy and Soviet communism
  • parties and opposition to these regimes
  • the use of repression and terror
  • agriculture
  • industry
  • the class structure
  • the 1917 revolution
  • the impact of the First and Second World Wars on Russia.

Key elements of this book include:

  • each topic/issue forms a well-structured chapter: background; analysis; sources with questions; worked answers
  • a prominent historiography section – an important element of the new A2 history assessment
  • an incorporated A2 synoptic approach that teaches students to draw together their entire range of knowledge and skills to study one topic
  • guidance on how to answer the recently-introduced synoptic questions.

Involving the importance of understanding the connections between the essential characteristics of historical study, this key title is the one-stop shop for all history teachers and students.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Introduction Outline Chronology 1. Ideologies and Regimes 2. Constitutional Development 3. Political Parties 4. Repression and Terror 5. The Nationalities 6. The Impact of War 7. Agriculture and Industry 8. The Social Classes Notes Select Bibliography

About the Series

Questions and Analysis in History

Questions and Analysis in History contain the key elements essential to the study of history, whilst also offering a guide to best practice in essay writing and history skills. Each chapter of every book is organized around the key questions which historians debate, and hence, examiners look for. In addition, these short texts include a systematic examination of a variety of primary sources through questions and worked answers.
Through presenting analysis of source material as answers to questions, these books offer:
* a model of essay writing which reflects the skills required of students
* guidance with exam revision by focusing on type of questions set
* insight into the approach expected by examiners
* a starting point to launch students into their own investigations
* aid in acquiring sound techniques
* preparation for essays and document based questions
* promotion of discussion in class.
The series is regarded as the set of books that will push the student to an A grade. The books are both stretching and stimulating, and students have founf them invaluable during their revision for the final exams.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Military / World War I
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union