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Vladimir Andrie. A Social History of Twentieth-century Russia. London: Edward Arnold, 1994. xii, 289 pp. GBP40 cloth; GBP14.99 paper. Distributed in the USA by Routledge, New York.

Vladimir Andrie. A Social History of Twentieth-century Russia. London: Edward Arnold, 1994. xii,... Notwithstanding these reservations, much that is contained in these letters rings true even if such a judgment is not always easy to make. But the limitations of Engelgardrs portrayal itjurni- nate beautifully the complexity of the times and the difficulfies involved in framing genuinely practical approaches and policies that might have been beneficial both to the vast peasant majority as well as the Russian state. His letters are also written and translated in an interesting and entertaining manner that should appeal to students. Having used this book in a seminar on the Russian peasantry, I would, however, caution anyone seeking to assign it as supplementary reading in a survey course not to expect any but the best prepared students to penetrate its multiple levels of complexity. David A.J. M a c e y Middlebury College Vladimir Andrie. A Social History of Twentieth-century Russia. London: Edward Arnold, 1994. xii, 289 pp. £40 cloth; £14.99 paper. Distributed in the USA by Routledge, New York. It is a daunting task to write a history of Russia's last century; in various ways, it is even more challenging to consider such a thing as "society" and to give it its due without the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Canadian-American Slavic Studies Brill

Vladimir Andrie. A Social History of Twentieth-century Russia. London: Edward Arnold, 1994. xii, 289 pp. GBP40 cloth; GBP14.99 paper. Distributed in the USA by Routledge, New York.

Canadian-American Slavic Studies , Volume 30 (2-4): 316 – Jan 1, 1996

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© 1996 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Notwithstanding these reservations, much that is contained in these letters rings true even if such a judgment is not always easy to make. But the limitations of Engelgardrs portrayal itjurni- nate beautifully the complexity of the times and the difficulfies involved in framing genuinely practical approaches and policies that might have been beneficial both to the vast peasant majority as well as the Russian state. His letters are also written and translated in an interesting and entertaining manner that should appeal to students. Having used this book in a seminar on the Russian peasantry, I would, however, caution anyone seeking to assign it as supplementary reading in a survey course not to expect any but the best prepared students to penetrate its multiple levels of complexity. David A.J. M a c e y Middlebury College Vladimir Andrie. A Social History of Twentieth-century Russia. London: Edward Arnold, 1994. xii, 289 pp. £40 cloth; £14.99 paper. Distributed in the USA by Routledge, New York. It is a daunting task to write a history of Russia's last century; in various ways, it is even more challenging to consider such a thing as "society" and to give it its due without the

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