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Suny, Ronald Grigor

Works: 99 works in 415 publications in 1 language and 14,251 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Ronald Grigor Suny
A state of nations : empire and nation-making in the age of Lenin and Stalin by Terry Martin( )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors. Introduction, Ronald Gregor Suny and Terry Martin. Part I: Empire and Nations. 1. The Empire Strikes Out: Imperial Russia, "National" Identity, and Theories of Empire, Ronald Grigor Suny. 2. An Affirmative Action Empire: The Soviet Union as the Highest Form of Imperialism, Terry Martin. Part II: The Revolutionary Conjuncture. 3. Family, Fraternity, and Nation-Building in Russia, 1905-1925, Joshua Sanborn. 4. To Count, to Extract, and to Exterminate: Population Statistics and Population Politics in Late Imperial and Soviet Russia, Peter Holquist. 5. Nationalizing the Rev
A question of genocide : Armenians and Turks at the end of the Ottoman Empire( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One hundred years after the deportations and mass murder of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, and other peoples in the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the history of the Armenian genocide is a victim of historical distortion, state-sponsored falsification, and deep divisions between Armenians and Turks. Working together for the first time, Turkish, Armenian, and other scholars present here a compelling reconstruction of what happened and why. This volume gathers the most up-to-date scholarship on the Armenian genocide, looking at how the event has been written about in Western and Turkish historiographies; what was happening on the eve of the catastrophe; portraits of the perpetrators; detailed accounts of the massacres; how the event has been perceived in both local and international contexts, including World War I; and reflections on the broader implications of what happened then. The result is a comprehensive work that moves beyond nationalist master narratives and offers a more complete understanding of this tragic event."--Jacket
The Soviet experiment : Russia, the USSR, and the successor states by Ronald Grigor Suny( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a clear-eyed mastery of the historical issues and literature, Suny combines gripping detail with insightful analysis in a narrative that propels the reader from the last tsar of the Russian empire to the first president of the Russian republic. He focuses in particular on three revolutions, each identified with a single individual: the tumultuous year of 1917, when Vladimir Lenin led the Bolshevik takeover of the tsarist empire; the 1930s, when Joseph Stalin refashioned the economy, the society, and the state; and Mikhail Gorbachev's ambitious, and catastrophic, attempt at sweeping reform and revitalization that led to the breakup of the Soviet Union and to the victory of Boris Yeltsin. Rather than seeing the Soviet transformation as doomed from the beginning, Suny examines the complex, often incompatible themes running through Soviet history. He confidently moves from party debates and personal rivalries, to centuries-old ethnic tensions, to vast economic and social developments. He unravels tangled issues with ease, explaining "deeply contradictory" policies toward the various Soviet nationalities; Moscow's ambivalence over its own New Economic Policy of the 1920s; and the attempts at reform that followed Stalin's death. Suny's treatment of the Soviet breakup warrants particular attention, as he details precisely how Gorbachev's program unleashed forces that had built up during the previous decades - particularly the nationalism that had been shaped, ironically, by the Soviet structure of ethnically defined republics. Along the way, he offers a fresh telling of familiar as well as little-known events - capturing, for example, the movement of the crowds on the streets of St. Petersburg in the February revolution; Stalin's collapse into a near-catatonic state after Hitler's much-predicted invasion; Yeltsin's political maneuvering and public grandstanding as he pushed the disintegration of the Soviet Union, and then faced down his rivals
The making of the Georgian nation by Ronald Grigor Suny( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like the other republics floating free after the demise of the Soviet empire, the independent republic of Georgia is reinventing its past, recovering what was forgotten or distorted during the long years of Russian and Soviet rule. Whether Georgia can successfully be transformed from a society rent by conflict into a pluralistic democratic nation will depend on Georgians' rethinking their history. This is the first comprehensive treatment of Georgian history, from the ethnogenesis of the Georgians in the first millenium B. C., through the period of Russian and Soviet rule in the nineteenth and twentieth centures, to the emergence of an independent republic in 1991, the ethnic and civil warfare that has ensued, and perspectives for Georgia's future. -- from back cover
The revenge of the past : nationalism, revolution, and the collapse of the Soviet Union by Ronald Grigor Suny( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principle of nationality that buried the Soviet Union and destroyed its empire in Eastern Europe continues to shape and reshape the configuration of states and political movements among the new independent countries of the vast East European-Eurasian region
The Baku Commune, 1917-1918; class and nationality in the Russian Revolution by Ronald Grigor Suny( Book )

16 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They can live in the desert but nowhere else" : a history of the Armenian genocide by Ronald Grigor Suny( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by ninety percent--more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains controversial but relatively unknown, overshadowed by later slaughters and the chasm separating Turkish and Armenian versions of events. In this definitive narrative history, Ronald Suny cuts through nationalist myths, propaganda, and denial to provide an unmatched account of when, how, and why the atrocities of 1915-16 were committed. As it lost territory during the war, the Ottoman Empire was becoming a more homogenous Turkic-Muslim state, but it still contained large non-Muslim communities, including the Christian Armenians. The Young Turk leaders of the empire believed that the Armenians were internal enemies secretly allied to Russia and plotting to win an independent state. Suny shows that the great majority of Armenians were in truth loyal subjects who wanted to remain in the empire. But the Young Turks, steeped in imperial anxiety and anti-Armenian bias, became convinced that the survival of the state depended on the elimination of the Armenians. Suny is the first to explore the psychological factors as well as the international and domestic events that helped lead to genocide. Drawing on archival documents and eyewitness accounts, this is an unforgettable chronicle of a cataclysm that set a tragic pattern for a century of genocide and crimes against humanity"--
The Cambridge history of Russia by Maureen Perrie( Book )

10 editions published between 1006 and 2008 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a definitive new history of Russia from early Rus' to the successor states that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Volume One encompasses developments before the reign of Peter I; volume two covers the 'imperial era'; and volume three continues the story through to the end of the 20th century
Party, state, and society in the Russian Civil War : explorations in social history( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming national : a reader by Geoff Eley( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasizing the recent intellectual advances and influential ideas of Miroslav Hroch, Benedict Anderson, Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, Lauren Berlant and a host of others, this book underscores the nineteenth and twentieth century nationalist theories to show not only where scholars of nationalism have been but where they are going. Drawing on the strengths of recent cultural studies, including race and gender identities, the editors show that though politics is the ground upon which nationalism is constructed, culture is the terrain on which it is elaborated and fought over
The structure of Soviet history : essays and documents by Ronald Grigor Suny( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Structure of Soviet History is a unique collection of primary documents and important scholarly articles that tell the fascinating and tragic story of Russia's twentieth century. Ronald Grigor Suny, an eminent historian and political scientist, has compiled pieces that illustrate the revolutionary changes as well as the broad continuities in Soviet History. Not only does he tell the story of Russian people but also of the other Soviet peoples, the nationalities that also made up the tsarist and Soviet empires and formed independent states in the early 1990s
Looking toward Ararat : Armenia in modern history by Ronald Grigor Suny( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcaucasia, nationalism and social change : essays in the history of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Armenian genocide by Laurence Jourdan( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival film and photographs and interviews with historians and scholars, examines the destruction of over a million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks and the Turkish government's repeated repudiation of the word 'genocide'
The Russian Revolution and Bolshevik victory, why and how? by Arthur E Adams( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original writings by Lenin, Tsereteli, and Trotsky enable students to view the causes and conflicts at the root of the revolution, while the insights of contemporary social history add depth to traditional political and personality-based assessments
Making workers Soviet : power, class, and identity( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Materiały z konferencji (Michigan State University, listopad, 1990)
Intellectuals and the articulation of the nation( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The primary focus of this book - the mutual articulation of intellectuals and nations - is a key subject for students and scholars of history, cultural studies, political science, anthropology, and sociology."--Jacket
The Cambridge history of Russia by Ronald Grigor Suny( )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third volume of The Cambridge History of Russia provides an authoritative political, intellectual, social and cultural history of the trials and triumphs of Russia and the Soviet Union during the twentieth century. It encompasses not only the ethnically Russian part of the country but also the non-Russian peoples of the tsarist and Soviet multinational states and of the post-Soviet republics. Beginning with the revolutions of the early twentieth century, chapters move through the 1920s to the Stalinist 1930s, World War II, the post-Stalin years and the decline and collapse of the USSR. The contributors attempt to go beyond the divisions that marred the historiography of the USSR during the Cold War to look for new syntheses and understandings. The volume is also the first major undertaking by historians and political scientists to use the new primary and archival sources that have become available since the break-up of the USSR
Russia's empires by Valerie A Kivelson( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red flag unfurled : history, historians, and the Russian Revolution by Ronald Grigor Suny( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting on the fate of the Russian Revolution one hundred years after October, Ronald Grigor Suny--one of the world's leading historians of the period--explores the historiographical controversies over 1917, Stalinism, and the end of "Communism" and provides an assessment of the achievements, costs, losses and legacies of the choices made by Soviet leaders. While a quarter century after the disintegration of the USSR, the story usually told is one of failure and inevitable collapse, Suny reevaluates the promises, missed opportunities, achievements, and colossal costs of trying to build a kind of "socialism" in the inhospitable environment of peasant Russia. He ponders what lessons 1917 provides for Marxism and the alternatives to capitalism and bourgeois democracy
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A question of genocide : Armenians and Turks at the end of the Ottoman Empire
Alternative Names
Ronald Grigor Suny Amerikaans politicoloog

Ronald Grigor Suny historiador estadounidense

Ronald Grigor Suny historien américain

Ronald Qriqor Süni

Suni, R.G. 1940-

Suni, Ronalʹd Grigor 1940-

Suny, Ronald

Suny, Ronald G.

Suny, Ronald G. 1940-

Суни, Р.Г

Суни, Р.Г. 1940-

Сюни, Рональд Григор

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رونالد گریگور سانی

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A question of genocide : Armenians and Turks at the end of the Ottoman EmpireThe Soviet experiment : Russia, the USSR, and the successor statesThe making of the Georgian nationThe revenge of the past : nationalism, revolution, and the collapse of the Soviet UnionThe Cambridge history of RussiaParty, state, and society in the Russian Civil War : explorations in social historyBecoming national : a readerThe structure of Soviet history : essays and documents