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Published: 11 August 2020

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780198840428

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The State versus the People

Revolutionary Justice in Russia's Civil War, 1917-1922

Matthew Rendle

  • Argues that appreciating the role of law during the Russian Revolution helps us better understand how the Bolsheviks emerged victorious from the civil war
  • Makes extensive use of new archival sources, contemporary publications, and other sources to provide a multi-faceted discussion of revolutionary justice
  • Thinks creatively about the role of law, why the Bolsheviks placed such importance on revolutionary justice, and how tribunals, in particular, sat at the intersection between law and violence during this period