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The "Russian" Civil Wars, 1916—1926: Ten Years That Shook the World

Jonathan Smele


This volume offers a comprehensive and original analysis and reconceptualization of the compendium of struggles that wracked the collapsing tsarist empire and the emergent USSR over a decade and that was to have a profound impact upon the history of the twentieth century. Indeed, the reverberations of those wars echo to the present day — not despite, but because of the collapse of the Soviet Union, which has re-opened many old wounds (from the Baltic to Transcaucasia). Contemporary memorializing (and “de-memorializing”) of these wars, therefore, form part of the work's focus, but at its heart ... More

Keywords: Russian Civil Wars, Bolsheviks, Red Army, L.D. Trotsky, Whites, Poland, Finland, Ukraine, Transcaucasia, Basmachi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190233044
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Smele, author
Queen Mary, University of London