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Pipes, Richard

Works: 274 works in 1,154 publications in 14 languages and 29,516 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Translator, Honoree, Composer, Photographer
Classifications: DK265, 947.0841
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The Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes( Book )

50 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Russian Revolution
Russia under the old regime by Richard Pipes( Book )

93 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of this book is the poliltical system of Russia. It traces the growth of the Russian state from its beginnings in the ninth century to the end of the nineteenth, and the parallel development of the principal social orders: peasantry, nobility, middle class and clergy. The question which it poses is why in Russia -- unlike the rest of Europe to which Russia belongs by virtue of her location, race and religion -- society has proven unable to impose on political authority any kind of effective restraints. After suggesting some answers to this problem, I go on to show how in Russia the opposition to absolutism tended to assume the form of a struggle for ideals rather than for class interests, and how the imperial government, challenged in this manner, responded by devising administrative practices that clearly anticipate those of the modern police state. - Foreword
The formation of the Soviet Union : Communism and nationalism, 1917-1923 by Richard Pipes( Book )

98 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia under the Bolshevik regime by Richard Pipes( Book )

56 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia under the Bolshevik Regime is the sequel to Richard Pipes's classic The Russian Revolution, and covers the time from the outbreak of the Civil War in 1918 to the death of Lenin in 1924, when all the institutions and nearly all the practices of future Stalinism were in place. In the first history of the period to make use of the recently opened Russian archives, the author traces the formative years of the Communist state, when the Bolshevik leaders - Lenin
Communism : a history by Richard Pipes( Book )

54 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of communism from the antecedents of Karl Marx, through its spread to Russia and adoption by a group of radical intellectuals led by Lenin, to the fall of the Soviet empire and beyond
A concise history of the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the 1917 Russian Revolution, including Lenin's rise to power, the killing of the Romanovs, and the famine of 1921
Revolutionary Russia by Richard Pipes( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: PipesRichard: Richard Pipes is Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of History, Emeritus, Harvard University.UlamAdam B.: Adam B. Ulam was Gurney Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard University
Struve : liberal on the left, 1870-1905 by Richard Pipes( Book )

48 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian intelligentsia by Richard Pipes( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1990, after the fall of Soviet communism, Andrei Sinyavsky went home to Russia. In exile for nearly two decades, the writer known as Abram Tertz had suffered prison and oppression for liberating both the writer and reader from the constraints of totalitarianism. The Russian Intelligentsia is the record of an exile's return - both a riveting chronicle of poverty, crime, and corruption and a passionate call for Russian intellectuals to rearm in a new struggle for freedom and democracy. Sinyavsky creates a vivid picture of today's Russian intelligentsia and its role as conscience and critic since the fall of communism in 1989, as well as a chilling portrait of economic and political stagnation under Yeltsin. He revisits the historically troubled relationship of the Russian intelligentsia and the "masses" for whom it has traditionally spoken. Drawing striking parallels to the role of intellectuals under the czar, he finds that contemporary writers and artists have lost touch with popular interests. Having abandoned Gorbachev, the hero of perestroika, the Russian intelligentsia turned to Yeltsin and supported his crushing of the October 1993 coup out of fear of "communist" or "fascist" threats from below. The collapse of the well-ordered Soviet cosmos has created new classes of privileged apparatchiks including former exiles and dissidents and new forms of suffering for the poor. The Russian Intelligentsia, a brilliant and passionate polemic that ranks with the fiercest Sinyavsky has written, reasserts the power of free thought and critical understanding in a society grappling with democratic reform
The unknown Lenin : from the secret archive by Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was Lenin a visionary whose ideals were subverted by his followers? Or was he a cynical misanthrope, even crueler than Stalin? This book, which contains newly released documents from the Lenin archive in Russia, lays bare Lenin the man and the politician, leaving little doubt that he was a ruthless and manipulative leader who used terror, subversion, and persecution to achieve his goals. Edited and introduced by the eminent scholar Richard Pipes, the documents date from 1886 through the end of Lenin's life. They reveal, among other things, that Lenin's purpose in invading Poland in 1920 was not merely to sovietize that country but to use it as a springboard for the invasion of Germany and England; Lenin took money from the Germans (here we have the first incontrovertible evidence for this); in 1919 Lenin issued instructions to the Communist authorities in the Ukraine not to accept Jews in the Soviet government of that republic; as late as 1922 Lenin believed in the imminence of social revolution in the West, and he planned subversion in Finland, Turkey, Lithuania, and other countries; Lenin had little regard for Trotsky's judgment on important matters and relied heavily on Stalin; Lenin assiduously tracked dissident intellectuals and urged repressive action or deportation; and Lenin launched a political offensive against the Orthodox Church, ordering that priests who resisted seizure of church property be shot - "the more the better."
Memoir on ancient and modern Russia by Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Karamzin( Book )

51 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian history was typically studied through liberal or socialist lenses until Richard Pipes first published his translation of Karamzin's Memoir. Almost fifty years later, it is still the only English-language edition of this classic work. Still fresh and readable today, the Memoir-in which Alexander I's state historian elaborates his arguments for a strong Russian state-remains the most accessible introduction to the conservatism of Russia's ancien regime. This annotated translation is a "faithful rendition of the letter and spirit of the original," which not only introduces readers to the sweep of Karamzin's ideas, but also weaves together a fascinating version of Russia's rich history
Property and freedom by Richard Pipes( Book )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of private property, beginning with ancient Greece and Rome
Survival is not enough : Soviet realities and America's future by Richard Pipes( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politieke en economische ontwikkelingen in de Sovjet-Unie en de gevolgen hiervan voor de politiek van de Verenigde Staten
U.S.-Soviet relations in the era of détente by Richard Pipes( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social democracy and the St. Petersburg labor movement : 1885-1897 by Richard Pipes( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Degaev affair : terror and treason in Tsarist Russia by Richard Pipes( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and French and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sergei Degaev (1857-1921), a leading political terrorist in tsarist Russia, disappeared after participating in the assassination of the chief of Russia's security organization in 1883. Those who later knew and admired the quietly learned mathematics professor Alexander Pell at the University of South Dakota never guessed this was actually Degaev, who had triple-crossed friends and associates while entangled in the revolutionary movement of his homeland. This book is the first in any language to tell in extensive detail the extraordinary story of one of the world's most intriguing revolutionaries, his role in building and betraying the earliest political terrorist network, and his subsequent conventional academic career in America."--Jacket
Soviet strategy in Europe by Richard Pipes( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otte afhandlinger vurderer "détentens" rolle i forholdet mellem Øst og Vest efter Den Kolde Krig, Ruslands opfattelse af dette begreb, landets beslutningsproces og dennes indflydelse på styringen af udenrigspolitikken. Forfatterne har benyttet oplysninger fra "Advanced Research Project Agency" under Department of Defense. Bogen har tre større afsnit: "Den politiske dimension", "Den militære Dimension" og "Den økonomiske dimension". Forord af Richard Foster, indledning ved Richard Pipes
Of the Rus Commonwealth by Giles Fletcher( Book )

19 editions published in 1966 in English and German and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian conservatism and its critics : a study in political culture by Richard Pipes( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian Conservatism and Its Critics provides the first account of Russia's immemorial commitment to the theory and practice of autocracy, the most formative and powerful idea in Russia's political history. Richard Pipes considers why Russian thinkers, statesmen, and publicists have historically always argued that Russia could prosper only under an autocratic regime. Beginning with an insightful study of the origins of Russian statehood in the Middle Ages, when the state grew out of the princely domain but was not distinguished from it, Russian Conservatism and Its Critics includes a masterful survey of Russia's major conservative thinkers and demonstrates how conservatism is the dominant intellectual legacy of Russia. Pipes examines the geographical, historical, political, military, and social realities of the Russian empire---fundamentally unchanged by the Revolution of 1917---that have traditionally convinced its rulers and opinion leaders that decentralizing political authority would inevitably result in the country's disintegration. Pipes has written a brilliant thesis and analysis of a hitherto overlooked aspect of the Russian intellectual tradition that continues to have significance to this day
Vixi : memoirs of a non-belonger by Richard Pipes( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixteen-year-old Richard Pipes escaped from Nazi-occupied Warsaw with his family in October 1939. Their flight took them to the United States by way of Italy, and Pipes went on to earn a college degree, join the U.S. Air Corps, serve as professor of Russian history at Harvard for nearly forty years, and become advisor to President Reagan on Soviet and Eastern European affairs. In this book, the eminent historian remembers the events of his own remarkable life as well as the unfolding of some of the twentieth century's most extraordinary political events." "Pipes shows us the inner workings of Harvard University during its Golden Age, discusses the nature of Soviet Communism during the Cold War years, and describes from an insider's perspective the conflicts within the Reagan administration over American policies toward the USSR. He offers portraits of such cultural and political figures as Isaiah Berlin, Ronald Reagan, and Alexander Haig, as well as unique observations on his Polish homeland, Jewish heritage, and the process of assimilation into American culture. Perhaps most interesting of all, Pipes depicts his evolution as a historian and his understanding of how history is witnessed and how it is recorded."--Jacket
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The Russian Revolution
Alternative Names
Paĭps, Richard

Paips Richard 1923-....

Pajps, Ričard.

Pajps, Ric̆ard 1923-

Pipes, R. E.

Pipes, Richard E.

Pipes, Richard Edgar 1923-

Richard Pipes Amerikaans historicus

Richard Pipes historiador estadounidense

Richard Pipes historien américain

Richard Pipes historyk amerykański

Richard Pipes storico statunitense

Richard Pipes US-amerikanischer Historiker, Professor für Geschichte

Пайпс, Ричард

Річард Пайпс

ריצ'רד פייפס

ريتشارد بايبس

ریچارد پایپس

파이프스, 리차드

파이프스, 리처드

パイプス, R

パイプス, リチャード



English (590)

Russian (32)

Polish (29)

German (20)

Spanish (13)

Italian (8)

French (5)

Chinese (4)

Czech (4)

Portuguese (3)

Japanese (2)

Slovak (1)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)

Russia under the old regimeThe formation of the Soviet Union : Communism and nationalism, 1917-1923Russia under the Bolshevik regimeCommunism : a historyA concise history of the Russian RevolutionStruve : liberal on the left, 1870-1905The unknown Lenin : from the secret archiveMemoir on ancient and modern Russia