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Published: 17 November 2016

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780198725824

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Living the Revolution

Urban Communes & Soviet Socialism, 1917-1932

Andy Willimott

Oxford Studies in Modern European History

  • The first definitive account of the urban communes, and the activists that formed them
  • Contains exciting insights into the lives of early Soviet activists, providing a multi-dimensional account of the Soviet state's early development, both political and cultural
  • Offers a counter-balance to the traditional view of the Soviet citizen as a malleable or inconsequential aspect of revolutionary development
  • Uses newly uncovered archival materials to chart the rise and fall of socialist living
  • Makes a contribution to the broader literature on the popular experiences of revolution and modern statehood