Inventing the Russian Revolution: conceptualising revolution in the print culture of 1917
  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History department talk.

In this talk Dr Matthew Rendle will use contemporary texts and images to examine how February 1917 came to be portrayed as the ‘Great Russian Revolution’.

Several decades ago, one historian discussed how the French Revolution was 'invented' as he examined the ways society first conceptualised the idea of revolution in 1789. Russians did not have to 'invent' their revolution in the same way, instead drawing upon the European revolutionary traditions that came before. Nevertheless, Russians were immediately determined to portray February 1917 on a par with 1789, and a flood of material emerged to create Russia's own pantheon of revolutionary heroes and events.

Dr Matthew Rendle is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter, UK. He has published on various aspects of the revolutionary period in Russian history and is the author of The State versus the People: Revolutionary Justice in Russia’s Civil War, 1917-22 (2020).

Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:20
Tickets: standard £6 / concessions £4

Free for members of the Historical Association Plymouth branch.

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