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ISBN: 0297768441
Author: Richard Pipes
Language: English
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson; First Edition edition (1974)
Pages: 360
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Pipes makes an argument that the trajectory of Russian history has a lot to do with its material history, especially in consideration of its unique geography.

Pipes makes an argument that the trajectory of Russian history has a lot to do with its material history, especially in consideration of its unique geography. Pipes isn't the only person I've heard say that, but it seems to me that he does a much better job than most of taking that sweeping determinist argument and backing it up with specific evidence and data.

Richard Pipes was born Ryszard Edgar Pipes in Cieszyn, Poland on July 11. .Russia Under the Old Regime History of Civilization - Charles Scribner's Sons History of civilisation.

Richard Pipes was born Ryszard Edgar Pipes in Cieszyn, Poland on July 11, 1923. Soon after German troops entered Warsaw, he and his family fled to Italy on forged passports in 1939. His other books included Struve: Liberal on the Left, 1870-1905; Struve: Liberal on the Right, 1905-1944; . Soviet Relations in the Era of Détente; Survival Is Not Enough: Soviet Realities and America's Future; Russia Under the Old Regime; The Russian Revolution; Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime; and Vixi: Memoirs of a Non-Belonger.

Richard Pipes was for many years a professor of history at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books and essays on Russia, past and present, including Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime. In 1981–82 he served as President Reagan’s National Securit. ore about Richard Pipes. Category: European World History World Politics. People Who Read Russia under the Old Regime Also Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

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ISBN 13: 9780684142258. Series: History of civilisation. Russia Under The Bolshevik Regime.

This study analyzes the evolution of the Russian state from the 9th century to the 1880s, and its unique role in managing Russian society. The development of Russia was different from that of the rest of Europe. The natural poverty of geographical conditions made it extremely difficult to construct an effective regime, and a "patrimonial" state arose in which the country was conceived as the personal property of the tsar. ISBN 13: 9780684142258.

A Concise History of the Russian Revolution. Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime 1919-1924.

Western Civilization: The Struggle for Empire to Europe in the Modern World. Deno J. Geanakplos, . Hexter, Richard Pipes, Paul MacKendrick. Alexander Yakovlev: The Man Whose Ideas Delivered Russia from Communism. A Concise History of the Russian Revolution.

Pipes wrote many books on Russian history, including Russia under the Old Regime (1974), The Russian Revolution (1990) .

Pipes wrote many books on Russian history, including Russia under the Old Regime (1974), The Russian Revolution (1990), and Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime (1994), and was a frequent interviewee in the press on the matters of Soviet history and foreign affairs.

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Communism: The Vanished Specter (1994). Richard Pipes is Baird Professor of History at Harvard University

Communism: The Vanished Specter (1994). Richard Pipes is Baird Professor of History at Harvard University. The author of numerous books and essays on Russia, Pipes served as the Director of East European and Soviet Affairs for the National Security Council in 1981–82, and he has twice received a Guggenheim fellowship. His previous books include The Russian Revolution, Survival Is Not Enough, Russia under the Old Regime, Europe since 1815, and The Formation of the Soviet Union. 1. Help! (1921 poster by Moor).

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This study analyzes the evolution of the Russian state from the 9th century to the 1880s, and its unique role in managing Russian society. The development of Russia was different from that of the rest of Europe. The natural poverty of geographical conditions made it extremely difficult to construct an effective regime, and a "patrimonial" state arose in which the country was conceived as the personal property of the tsar. The book describes the evolution of this regime, and analyzes the political behaviour of the principal social groupings, peasantry, nobility, bourgeoisie and clergy, and accounts for their failure to stand up to the increasing absolutism of the tsar. Only the intelligentsia were able to make such a stand, and the book shows how in countering this challenge, Russia developed into a bureaucratic police state.

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Aver
Pipes nails it. Good pre-Lenin history to help you to culturally understand a people that have been conquered and sold into slavery by the Vikings, then conquered for a long duration by the Mongols. What happens when you blend Slavs with Nordic and Eastern Peoples and put them on poor soils with bad growing seasons? The liturgical Russian Orthodox church that morally looked the other way at critical junctures in Russian History. A hard people living in a hard landscape.

It makes me appreciate what we have in North America in terms of the people, the history, the land, and the climate, and the incredible value that the Puritans brought to the New World.
Fato
This book greatly expanded my knowledge of Russian history. It was as though the country was cursed from the beginning: poor land for farming; lack of primogeniture; enslavement for 150 years by the Mongols; a system in which all property belonged to the tsar. Reading Tolstoy, I'd come to regard pre-Soviet Russia as Victorian England East but, having read Russia Under the Old Regime it seems an alien, despotic place.

I really like Pipes' writing. It is scholarly to the extent that I occasionally had to look up words, but never dry or boring. Written in 1977, he has a cold war, anti-communist point of view that emerges from time to time. Given the horrors that the Revolution of 1917 brought to Russia, I don't think that this attitude is unwarranted. I'm now reading Orlando Figes' "A People's Tragedy" which covers some of the ground in Old Regime and goes on through the Revolution. By contrast with Pipes, Figes seems less judgemental to the point where you sometimes wish that he would be a little irate about the events he chronicles. When revolution breaks out and the mobs are torturing and killing people in Petrograd, Figes essentially says "well, these things are bound to happen in a social revolution." I'd expect Pipes to be a bit harsher in his treatment of those events. I'll read Pipes' next book, the Russian Revolution when I'm finished with "People's Tragedy."
Геракл
Dr. Richard Pipes is a professor emeritus of Russian History at Harvard University. Pipes, a native of Poland, is the author of many books,articles and lectures on the rise of the Soviet state. The book under review is the first in his trilogy of works dealing with modern Russian history: 1. Russia under the Old Regime; 2. The Russian Revolution; 3. Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime. This volume is the shortest in the series. Unlike the other two books, it has no illustrations. The print used is very small making it hard for baby boomer eyes to read. The style is very dry which makes the volume read like a textbook( it is often used in college classrooms on Russia).
Despite these caveats the book is well worth reading. It explains such matters as:
a. How Russia's short growing season and inclement weather led to a poor standard of living for the population and how Russia lagged behind nations of Western Europe in industrialization.
b. Russia has always been ruled by absolute leaders who regard the population as their slaves. From Ivan the Terrible to Stalin the vast land has been ruled by cruelty. Democracy and individual rights have not been practiced in this cruel land.
c. Over 80% of the population in Russia has been made up of peasants.
d. Communal rather than individually owned farms have been the norm in the long history of Russia.
e. Rulers like Peter the Great and Catherine the Great sought to increase Russia's trading and industrial growth but met with mixed success. Peter the Great was also important in creating the civi bureacracy and organizing Europe's largest armed forces.
f. The middle class was always small and subservient to strong absolute leaders.
g. The intelligensia was the class from which revolutionaries such as Lenin and Trotsky grew to adulthood. This element of society would launch the Russian Revolution of 1917.
The book is hard reading but if you want to learn more about Russia it might be your cup of tea.
Modred
Reading this history was a genuine pleasure, a real "page turner." Pipes not only provided me with an appreciation for the geography, social-cultural history and traditions, and politics of Russia, but also for the comparisons with western Europe. His thesis regarding the patrimonial government is clearly stated and proven. I heartily recommend this book to lovers of history and to those seeking a clearer understanding of Russia.
Minnai
I cannot imagine a better explanation of how and why Russia has taken the historical path it has taken. If you want to begin to understand why Russia fell to the disaster of communism and why it still is in the thrall of authoritarianism, this is the best place to start.
GEL
I am struggling as a non-historian who loves Russian culture and her artists to understand her history. Professor Pipes gives what is otherwise inexplicable, a rational explanation: Russian notion of property rights.
Shou
good and helpful to my understanding of the countries histroy
A compelling history by one of the most highly regarded and thoughtful historians of Russia.

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