The Russian Revolutions

by Max Weber

The Russian Revolutions Synopsis

This book is the first English-language edition of Weber's writings on the revolutions in Russia in 1905 and February 1917. Weber discusses the events and examines the issue of Russian 'liberalization' and its prospects in a way that, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, has great relevance today.

The Russian Revolutions Press Reviews

The editors have provided extensive notes and glossaries, both of which are necessary and useful in approaching Weber's detailed work. This book is a timely and telling addition to a number of fields of inquiry ... it gives us a clear example of Weber's political sociology applied to a practical and pressing situation. History of the Human Sciences This volume will be of interest to two kinds of people: those who are interested in the sociology of Max Weber and those whose field is Russian history. For the historian of Russia, Weber's 'chronicles' of the 1905 revolution are extremely instructive. This is not only because they give a contemporary perspective on events, but because Weber was concerned to analyse the social dynamic behind the current crisis in Russia ... the insight they provide into the peculiarities of Russian social and political development is of a genuine and enduring value. They could even be read with profit by those wishing to understand Russian society of the present day! Slavonica

Book Information

ISBN: 9780745617527
Publication date: 10th March 1997
Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Polity Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 296 pages
Categories: European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Revolutionary groups & movements, Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions, Literary essays,

About Max Weber

Max Weber (1864-1920) was a key figure in the development of the social sciences and wrote many works in the fields of sociology, politics, economics and law. In the course of his career he taught at the universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg and Munich. Gordon C. Wells is Senior Lecturer in German at Coventry University. Peter Baehr is Associate Professor in Sociology at the Memorial University at Newfoundland.

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