The 1917 Russian revolutions pt1 | The History Faculty

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Podcast investigating the question ‘why were there two revolutions in Russia in 1917?’ Various challenges face the historian in coming to terms with the two Russian revolutions in 1917, chief among these being the difficulty in identifying where power actually lay in the Russian state, who had the authority to govern and who was able to implement decisions effectively. Three pressing issued faced any Russian government in 1917: bread, land, peace. How these issues were handled had important consequences for the revolutionary direction taken by Russian politics.

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About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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