The Russian Revolution as Utopian Leap in the Open Air of History


Mark Steinberg is a professor of Russian History at the University of Illinois. He’s the author of many wonderful books including, Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925Voices of Revolution, 1917Petersburg Fin de Siecle; and with Nicholas Riasanovsky, A History of Russia, now in its 8th edition. His most recent book is The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 published by Oxford University Press.

You can view the presentation slides here.

My previous interview with Mark Steinberg, Experiencing the Russian Revolution.


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