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Towards the Flame - Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia (Paperback): Dominic Lieven Towards the Flame - Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia (Paperback)
Dominic Lieven
R261 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R81 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 FINANCIAL TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015 WINNER OF THE PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE 2016 'Magisterial... reveals how much is at stake for world order in Ukraine and Syria.' Rachel Polonsky 'As much as anything, World War I turned on the fate of Ukraine' The decision to go to war in 1914 had catastrophic consequences for Russia. The result was revolution, civil war and famine in 1917-20, followed by decades of communist rule. Dominic Lieven's powerful and original book, based on exhaustive and unprecedented study in Russian and many other foreign archives, explains why this suicidal decision was made and explores the world of the men who made it, thereby consigning their entire class to death or exile and making their country the victim of a uniquely terrible political experiment under Lenin and Stalin. Dominic Lieven is a Senior Research Fellow of Trinity College,Cambridge University, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His book Russia Against Napoleon (Penguin) won the Wolfson Prize for History and the Prize of the Fondation Napoleon for the best foreign work on the Napoleonic era.

Historically Inevitable? - Turning Points of the Russian Revolution (Hardcover, Main): Tony Brenton Historically Inevitable? - Turning Points of the Russian Revolution (Hardcover, Main)
Tony Brenton; Contributions by Donald Crawford; Sean McMeekin, Dominic Lieven, Orlando Figes 1
R585 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R158 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Marx held that the progression of society from capitalism to communism was 'historically inevitable'. In Russia in 1917, it seemed that Marx's theory was being born out in reality. But was the Russian Revolution really inevitable? This collection of fourteen contributions from the world's leading Russian scholars attempts to answer the question by looking back at the key turning points of the revolution. From the Russo-Japanese conflict of 1904-5 through to the appropriation of church property in 1922, and focusing especially on the incredible chain of events in 1917 leading to the October Revolution itself, Historically Inevitable? is a forensic account of Russia's road to revolution. Each contribution gives not only a fast-paced, incisive narrative account of an individual aspect of Revolution but also, for the first time, an intriguing counter-factual analysis of what might have gone differently. Featuring Richard Pipes on the Kornilov affair, Orlando Figes on the October Revolution, Dominic Lieven on foreign intervention and Martin Sixsmith on the attempted assassination of Lenin in 1918, Historically Inevitable? explains how each of these moments, more through blind luck than any historical inevitability, led to the creation of the world's first communist state. Tony Brenton's afterword to the volume draws parallels between the Revolution and the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and places the events of 1917 in the context of more recent events in Russia and the Crimea. Featuring contributions from: Donald Crawford - Sean McMeekin - Dominic Lieven - Orlando Figes - Richard Sakwa - Douglas Smith - Martin Sixsmith - Simon Dixon - Boris Kolonitsky - Richard Pipes - Edvard Radzinsky - Catriona Kelly - Erik Landis - Evan Mawdsley

Russia Against Napoleon - The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814 (Paperback): Dominic Lieven Russia Against Napoleon - The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814 (Paperback)
Dominic Lieven 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'A compulsive page-turner ... a triumph of brilliant storytelling ... an instant classic that is an awesome, remarkable and exuberant achievement' Simon Sebag Montefiore Winner of the Wolfson History Prize and shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize In the summer of 1812 Napoleon, the master of Europe, marched into Russia with the largest army ever assembled, confident that he would sweep everything before him. Yet less than two years later his empire lay in ruins, and Russia had triumphed. This is the first history to explore in depth Russia's crucial role in the Napoleonic Wars, re-creating the epic battle between two empires as never before. Dominic Lieven writes with great panache and insight to describe from the Russians' viewpoint how they went from retreat, defeat and the burning of Moscow to becoming the new liberators of Europe; the consequences of which could not have been more important. Ultimately this book shows, memorably and brilliantly, Russia embarking on its strange, central role in Europe's existence, as both threat and protector - a role that continues, in all its complexity, into our own lifetimes.

Russia Against Napoleon - The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace (Paperback): Dominic Lieven Russia Against Napoleon - The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace (Paperback)
Dominic Lieven
R447 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R89 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The first history of the epic defeat of Napoleon's empire told from the Russian perspective.
Though much has been written about Napoleon's doomed invasion of Russia and the collapse of the French Empire that ensued, virtually all of it has been from the Western perspective. Now, taking advantage of never- before-seen documents from the Russian archives, Dominic Lieven upends much of the conventional wisdom about the events that formed the backdrop of Tolstoy's masterpiece, "War and Peace." Lieven's riveting narrative sweeps readers through epic battles, tense diplomatic exchanges on which the fate of nations hung, and the rise of Russia from near-ruin to Europe's liberator. Rich in detail, "Russia Against Napoleon" is a groundbreaking masterwork.

The Cambridge History of Russia, Volume 2 - Imperial Russia, 1689-1917 (Paperback): Dominic Lieven The Cambridge History of Russia, Volume 2 - Imperial Russia, 1689-1917 (Paperback)
Dominic Lieven
R950 Discovery Miles 9 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The second volume of The Cambridge History of Russia covers the imperial period (1689 1917). It encompasses political, economic, social, cultural, diplomatic, and military history. All the major Russian social groups have separate chapters and the volume also includes surveys on the non-Russian peoples and the government's policies towards them. It addresses themes such as women, law, the Orthodox Church, the police and the revolutionary movement. The volume's seven chapters on diplomatic and military history, and on Russia's evolution as a great power, make it the most detailed study of these issues available in English. The contributors come from the USA, UK, Russia and Germany: most are internationally recognised as leading scholars in their fields, and some emerging younger academics engaged in cutting-edge research have also been included. No other single volume in any language offers so comprehensive, expert and up-to-date an analysis of Russian history in this period."

The End of Tsarist Russia - The March to World War I and Revolution (Paperback): Dominic Lieven The End of Tsarist Russia - The March to World War I and Revolution (Paperback)
Dominic Lieven
R368 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R30 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
LSE Monographs in International Studies - The Second Baldwin Government and the United States, 1924-1929: Attitudes and... LSE Monographs in International Studies - The Second Baldwin Government and the United States, 1924-1929: Attitudes and Diplomacy (Paperback, Revised)
B.J.C. McKercher; Series edited by Margot Light, Ian Nish, Christopher Greenwood, David Stephenson, …
R741 Discovery Miles 7 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Shows how, against much opposition, Austin Chamberlain, head of the Foreign office, persuaded the Baldwin government to consider reducing British maritime belligerent rights, just as the Americans moved to negotiate a new Anglo-American arbitration treaty, and proposed a multilateral pact to renounce war.

LSE Monographs in International Studies - Cabinet Decisions on Foreign Policy: The British Experience, October 1938-June 1941... LSE Monographs in International Studies - Cabinet Decisions on Foreign Policy: The British Experience, October 1938-June 1941 (Paperback, Revised)
Christopher Hill; Series edited by Margot Light, Ian Nish, Christopher Greenwood, Michael Leifer, …
R1,112 Discovery Miles 11 120 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this book, Dr. Christopher Hill breaks new ground by presenting a detailed case study of the British government and foreign policy. He takes the dramatic period from the Munich conference of 1938 to the German invasion of the Soviet Union three years later and analyzes the patterns of argument and influence within the British Cabinet. By using extensive archival material, he examines how far the strong personalities of Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill were able to dominate their Cabinets in an area where prime ministers have traditionally been supposed to exercise considerable freedom.

LSE Monographs in International Studies - The Second Baldwin Government and the United States, 1924-1929: Attitudes and... LSE Monographs in International Studies - The Second Baldwin Government and the United States, 1924-1929: Attitudes and Diplomacy (Hardcover)
B.J.C. McKercher; Series edited by Margot Light, Ian Nish, Christopher Greenwood, David Stephenson, …
R2,541 Discovery Miles 25 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It has long been argued that Baldwin's second government, especially the Foreign Office led by Austen Chamberlain, was to blame for the deterioration in Anglo-American relations in 1927-9. This book argues that Austen Chamberlain, by suggesting a reduction in maritime belligerent rights, consistently worked for an improvement in relations and found the means for a settlement in 1929, though Labour's success in the general election caused the credit to go to others and Chamberlain's reputation remained tarnished. While the earlier view was based mainly on the memoirs of contemporary critics, Dr McKercher bases his analysis on a wide range of public and private archival material.

Russia and the Napoleonic Wars (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Janet M. Hartley, Paul Keenan, Dominic Lieven Russia and the Napoleonic Wars (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Janet M. Hartley, Paul Keenan, Dominic Lieven
R2,548 Discovery Miles 25 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Russia played a fundamental role in the outcome of Napoleonic Wars; the wars also had an impact on almost every area of Russian life. Russia and the Napoleonic Wars brings together significant and new research from Russian and non-Russian historians and their work demonstrates the importance of this period both for Russia and for all of Europe.

The End of Tsarist Russia - The March to World War I and Revolution (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition): Dominic Lieven The End of Tsarist Russia - The March to World War I and Revolution (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Dominic Lieven; Narrated by Shaun Grindell
R603 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R141 (23%) Special order
The Cambridge History of Russia, Volume 2 - Imperial Russia, 1689-1917 (Hardcover): Dominic Lieven The Cambridge History of Russia, Volume 2 - Imperial Russia, 1689-1917 (Hardcover)
Dominic Lieven
R4,009 Discovery Miles 40 090 Special order

The second volume of The Cambridge History of Russia covers the imperial period (1689-1917). It encompasses political, economic, social, cultural, diplomatic, and military history. All the major Russian social groups have separate chapters and the volume also includes surveys on the non-Russian peoples and the government's policies towards them. It addresses themes such as women, law, the Orthodox Church, the police and the revolutionary movement. The volume's seven chapters on diplomatic and military history, and on Russia's evolution as a great power, make it the most detailed study of these issues available in English. The contributors come from the USA, UK, Russia and Germany: most are internationally recognised as leading scholars in their fields, and some emerging younger academics engaged in cutting-edge research have also been included. No other single volume in any language offers so comprehensive, expert and up-to-date an analysis of Russian history in this period.

Empire - The Russian Empire and Its Rivals (Paperback, New Ed): Dominic Lieven Empire - The Russian Empire and Its Rivals (Paperback, New Ed)
Dominic Lieven
R365 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R79 (22%) Special order

This ambitious book explores the role of empire in world history. What does it mean to be an empire? How does one empire differ from another? Why does an empire rise and why fall? Why have empires flourished in some eras and regions of the world but not in others? On an unusually wide canvas, Dominic Lieven addresses all these questions. His central focus is on the rise and fall of empire in Russia and the Soviet Union. The dynamics of empire's history in Russia are explored through comparisons not only between the tsarist and Soviet periods but also between Russia, its great contemporaries and rivals of the Ottoman, Habsburg and British empires, and a broad range of other cases from ancient China and Rome to the present-day United States, Indonesia, India and the European Union. Dominic Lieven shows that many of empire's dilemmas still have force in today's world. His perspective throws light on the current crisis in the former USSR by comparing post-Soviet problems and dangers with the upheavals caused by the collapse of other leading powers' empires. A fresh view of many of today's most intractable issues is also provided, from the troubles in Ulster to ethnic cleansing in the Balkans and the fate of Russian, British, German and Asian diasporas stranded by the collapse of empire.

Russia Against Napoleon - The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814 (Paperback): Dominic Lieven Russia Against Napoleon - The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814 (Paperback)
Dominic Lieven 1
R405 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R91 (22%) Special order

In the summer of 1812 Napoleon, the master of Europe, marched into Russia with the largest army ever assembled, confident that he would sweep everything before him. Yet less than two years later his empire lay in ruins, and Russia had triumphed. This is the first history to explore in depth Russia's crucial role in the Napoleonic Wars, re-creating the epic battle between two empires as never before. Dominic Lieven writes with great panache and insight to describe from the Russians' viewpoint how they went from retreat, defeat and the burning of Moscow to becoming the new liberators of Europe; the consequences of which could not have been more important. Ultimately this book shows, memorably and brilliantly, Russia embarking on its strange, central role in Europe's existence, as both threat and protector - a role that continues, in all its complexity, into our own lifetimes.

Towards the Flame - Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia (Hardcover): Dominic Lieven Towards the Flame - Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia (Hardcover)
Dominic Lieven
R475 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R111 (23%) Special order

Financial Times Books of the Year 2015. The Russian decision to mobilize in July 1914 may have been the single most catastrophic choice of the modern era. Some articulate, thoughtful figures around the Tsar understood Russia's fragility, and yet they were shouted down by those who were convinced that, despite Germany's patent military superiority, Russian greatness required decisive action. Russia's rulers thought they were acting to secure their future, but in fact - after millions of deaths and two revolutions - they were consigning their entire class to death or exile and their country to a uniquely terrible generations-long experiment under a very different regime. Dominic Lieven is a Senior Research Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge University, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His book Russia Against Napoleon (Penguin) won the Wolfson Prize for History and the Prize of the Fondation Napoleon for the best foreign work on the Napoleonic era.

Russias Rulers Under the Old Regime (Paperback, New Ed): Dominic Lieven Russias Rulers Under the Old Regime (Paperback, New Ed)
Dominic Lieven
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Special order

Drawing on previously untouched Soviet archival sources, Dominic Lieven here probes into the lives and politics of the most important members of Tsar Nicholas II's government - the 215 men appointed by Nicholas to his State Council. Lieven's book tells us a great deal about the last ruling elite of Russia, about the balance of power between bureaucrats and their monarchs, about the role and personality of Nicholas II, and about the coming of the Russian Revolution.

LSE Monographs in International Studies - Towards a New Liberal Internationalism: The International Theory of J. A. Hobson... LSE Monographs in International Studies - Towards a New Liberal Internationalism: The International Theory of J. A. Hobson (Hardcover, New)
David Long; Series edited by Margot Light, Ian Nish, Christopher Greenwood, David Stephenson, …
R1,524 Discovery Miles 15 240 Special order

This is a comprehensive analysis of J. A. Hobson's writings on international relations. Hobson is most famous for developing the neo-Marxist theory of imperialism, but in this book David Long argues that Hobson was also a key figure in the history of liberalism. He shifted liberal international theory away from its laissez-faire origins towards a focus on international organization, making him a forerunner of the functional approach in international relations. The book outlines the philosophical outlook and political economy which informed Hobson's theory, and challenges the narrow interpretation of imperialism which has dominated international relations. Setting out the sources of and contradictions within Hobson's proposals for international government, this book is a contribution not only to the study of international relations, but also to the history of political thought and British liberalism.

The Cambridge History of Russia - The Cambridge History of Russia 3 Volume Hardback Set (Hardcover, New): Maureen Perrie,... The Cambridge History of Russia - The Cambridge History of Russia 3 Volume Hardback Set (Hardcover, New)
Maureen Perrie, Dominic Lieven, Ronald Suny
R14,139 Discovery Miles 141 390 Special order

This is a definitive new history of Russia from early Rus' to the successor states that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Volume I encompasses developments before the reign of Peter I; volume II covers the 'imperial era', from Peter's time to the fall of the monarchy in March 1917; and volume III continues the story through to the end of the twentieth century. At the core of all three volumes are the Russians, the lands which they have inhabited and the polities that ruled them while other peoples and territories have also been given generous coverage for the periods when they came under Riurikid, Romanov and Soviet rule. The distinct voices of individual contributors provide a multitude of perspectives on Russia's diverse and controversial millennial history.

Empire - The Russian Empire and Its Rivals (Paperback): Dominic Lieven Empire - The Russian Empire and Its Rivals (Paperback)
Dominic Lieven
R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Special order

Focusing on the Tsarist and Soviet empires of Russia, Lieven reveals the nature and meaning of all empires throughout history. He examines factors that mold the shape of the empires, including geography and culture, and compares the Russian empires with other imperial states, from ancient China and Rome to the present-day United States. Illustrations.

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