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Figes, Orlando

Overview
Works: 125 works in 658 publications in 14 languages and 17,107 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  War fiction  Novels  Personal correspondence  War stories  Biographies  Historical drama  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other
Classifications: PG3366, 891.733
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Orlando Figes
A people's tragedy : a history of the Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes( Book )

79 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a history on an epic yet human scale. Orlando Figes provides a panorama of Russian society on the eve of the revolution, and then narrates the story of how these social forces were violently suppressed. Within the broad strokes of war and revolution are miniature histories of individuals - pieced together from their private writings - in which Figes follows the main players' fortunes as they saw their hopes die and their world crash into ruins. There is the patriotic general Brusilov, the progressive peasant Semenov, the critical socialist Maxim Gorky ... individuals whose lives collapsed under the weight of history. Thus develops a remarkable and unique perspective on what is considered by some to be the century's most important event. Figes depicts the revolution as a tragedy - both for the Russians as a people and for so many individuals whose lives became caught up in the storm. Yet he also shows that the major social forces - the peasantry, the workers, the soldiers, and the subject people of the empire - were not just the victims of the Bolsheviks but also actors in their own complex revolutionary tragedies. Figes argues that the failure of democracy in 1917 was deeply rooted in Russian culture and social history and that what had begun as a people's revolution contained the seeds of its degeneration into violence and dictatorship
Interpreting the Russian Revolution : the language and symbols of 1917 by Orlando Figes( )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book in any language to offer a comprehensive analysis of the political culture of the Russian Revolution. Orlando Figes and Boris Kolonitskii examine the diverse ways that language and other symbols - including flags and emblems, public rituals, songs, and codes of dress - were used to identify competing sides and to create new meanings in the political struggles of 1917. The Revolution was in many ways a battle to control these systems of symbolic meaning, the authors find." "Figes and Kolonitskii consider the fundamental clash between the Western political discourse of the socialist parties and the traditional political culture of the Russian masses. They show how the particular conditions and perceptions that coloured Russian politics in 1917 led to the emergence of the cult of the revolutionary leader and the culture of the Terror."--Jacket
Natasha's dance : a cultural history of Russia by Orlando Figes( Book )

48 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the culture of Russia, using the lives of writers, artists, and musicians to show how Russia has struggled to define its own soul in the twentieth century
The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes( Book )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression. We know of the public aspects of Stalin's dictatorship: the arrests and trials, the enslavement and killing in the gulags. No previous book, however, has explored the regime's effect on people's personal lives. Now, drawing on a huge collection of newly discovered documents, this book reveals the inner world of ordinary Soviet citizens amidst the mistrust, fear, compromises, and betrayals that pervaded their existence. Cultural historian Figes re-creates the moral maze in which Russians found themselves, where one wrong turn could destroy a family. He brings us inside cramped communal apartments, where minor squabbles could lead to fatal denunciations; he examines the Communist faithful, who often rationalized even their own arrests; and he casts a humanizing light on informers, demonstrating how, in a repressive system, anyone could easily become a collaborator.--From publisher description
The Crimean War : a history by Orlando Figes( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From "the great storyteller of modern Russian historians" comes the definitive account of the Crimean War, a forgotten war that shaped the modern age. Figes reconstructs the first full conflagration of modernity, a global industrialized struggle fought with unusual ferocity and incompetence
Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 : a history by Orlando Figes( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a new perspective on the Russian Revolution, a noted historian traces three generational phases to show how the revolution, while it changed in form and character, retained the same idealistic goals throughout
Just send me word : a true story of love and survival in the Gulag by Orlando Figes( Book )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A heroic love story and an unprecedented inside view of one of Stalin's most notorious labor camps, based on a remarkable cache of letters smuggled in and out of the Gulag."
The Europeans : three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture by Orlando Figes( Book )

25 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nineteenth century in Europe was the first age of cultural globalization-an epoch when mass communications and high-speed rail travel brought Europe together, overcoming national barriers and creating a truly pan-European canon of artistic, musical, and literary works. By 1900, people across the continent were reading the same books, looking at the same art, and attending the same opera performances. Acclaimed historian Orlando Figes moves from Parisian salons to German spa towns to Russian country houses, exploring the interplay of money and art that made this unification possible. At the book's center is an intimate love triangle: the Russian writer Ivan Turgenev; the Spanish prima donna Pauline Viardot; and her husband Louis Viardot, a connoisseur and political activist. Their passionate, ambitious lives caught up an astonishing array of artists and princes, poets, composers, and impresarios-Delacroix, Chopin, the Schumanns, Hugo, Flaubert, Dickens, and Dostoyevsky, among them. As Figes observes, nearly all of civilization's great advances have come when people, ideas, and artistic creations circulate freely between nations. Surprising, beautifully written, spanning a continent and a century, The Europeans offers the first international history of European culture-and a compelling argument for the benefits of cosmopolitanism"--
Peasant Russia, civil war : the Volga countryside in revolution, 1917-1921 by Orlando Figes( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon research from various Soviet archives, this work reconstructs the revolutionary experience of the peasantry in the crucial Volga region. The book examines the peasantry's relations with the Reds and the Whites in depth and illustrates the effects of the civil war
War and peace by Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoi( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monumental Russian classic reflects the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic War
Crimea : the last crusade by Orlando Figes( Book )

45 editions published between 1120 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings to light the terrible conflict that dominated the mid 19th century, the Crimean War; a war that killed at least 800,000 men and pitted Russia against a formidable coalition of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire. It was a war for territory, provoked by fear that if the Ottoman Empire were to collapse then Russia could control a huge swathe of land from the Balkans to the Persian Gulf. But it was also a war of religion, driven by a fervent, populist and ever more ferocious belief by the Tsar and his ministers that it was Russia's task to rule all Orthodox Christians and control the Holy Land. The iconic moments of the war-the Charge of the Light Brigade, the Siege of Sebastapol, the impact of Florence Nightingale-are all here but there is also a rich sense of the Crimea itself and the culture that was destroyed by the fighting. Drawing on a huge range of fascinating sources, Figes also gives the lived experience of the war, from that of the ordinary British soldier in his snow-filled trench, to the haunted, gloomy, narrow figure of Tsar Nicholas himself as he vows to take on the whole world in his hunt for religious salvation."--Publisher
La révolution russe : 1891-1924 : la tragédie d'un peuple by Orlando Figes( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai d'histoire globale de la période révolutionnaire, du début des troubles anarchistes à la mort de Lénine, qui développe la thèse que l'échec démocratique de la Russie était enraciné dans sa culture politique et son histoire sociale. Somme publiée à l'occasion du 90e anniversaire de la Révolution d'octobre
Hundert Jahre Revolution Russland und das 20. Jahrhundert by Orlando Figes( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of Russia dominated the 20th century. Well before the 1917 revolutions Russia obsessed its imperial rivals and Russians themselves argued violently both about how Russia should be run and about its role in the world. Other, terrible regimes came and went, but from the 19th century to the final collapse of the USSR in 1991, it was Russia's that drew everything into its orbit. In his book Orlando Figes describes and takes apart this story, in the shortest space possible
Nataschas Tanz eine Kulturgeschichte Russlands by Orlando Figes( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Tragödie eines Volkes die Epoche der russischen Revolution 1891 bis 1924 by Orlando Figes( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einfühlsam verbindet Figes die öffentliche Sphäre der grossen Politik und die privaten Überzeugungen der Beteiligten zu einer fesselnden Erzählung, in der die Revolution als menschliche Tragödie begriffen wird. Ein meisterhaftes Panorama der russischen Revolutionsära 1891-1924, in dem unzählige Stimmen von Zeitgenossen in Tagebüchern, Briefen und persönlichen Aufzeichnungen zu Wort kommen
Krimkrieg der letzte Kreuzzug by Orlando Figes( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Flüsterer Leben in Stalins Russland by Orlando Figes( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression. We know of the public aspects of Stalin's dictatorship: the arrests and trials, the enslavement and killing in the gulags. No previous book, however, has explored the regime's effect on people's personal lives. Now, drawing on a huge collection of newly discovered documents, this book reveals the inner world of ordinary Soviet citizens amidst the mistrust, fear, compromises, and betrayals that pervaded their existence. Cultural historian Figes re-creates the moral maze in which Russians found themselves, where one wrong turn could destroy a family. He brings us inside cramped communal apartments, where minor squabbles could lead to fatal denunciations; he examines the Communist faithful, who often rationalized even their own arrests; and he casts a humanizing light on informers, demonstrating how, in a repressive system, anyone could easily become a collaborator
Just send me word : a true story of love and survival in the gulag by Orlando Figes( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heroic love story and an unprecedented inside view of one of Stalin's most notorious labor camps, based on a remarkable cache of letters smuggled in and out of the Gulag
Revolutionair Rusland, 1891-1991 : een geschiedenis by Orlando Figes( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de Russische Revolutie van 1917 vanuit een langetermijn-perspectief
Tragedie van een volk : de Russische Revolutie 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in Dutch and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de Russische Revolutie
 
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Interpreting the Russian Revolution : the language and symbols of 1917
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Interpreting the Russian Revolution : the language and symbols of 1917Natasha's dance : a cultural history of RussiaThe whisperers : private life in Stalin's RussiaThe Crimean War : a historyPeasant Russia, civil war : the Volga countryside in revolution, 1917-1921War and peaceCrimea : the last crusade
Alternative Names
Faidžesas Orlandas

Faidžīss, Orlando 1959-

Fei ji si, Ao lan duo 1959-

Feijisi, Aolanduo 1959-

Figes, Orlando

Figes, Orlando 1959-

Figes, Orlando G. 1959-

Orlando Figes Brits schrijver

Orlando Figes britský historik

Orlando Figes englischer Historiker, Spezialist für russische Geschichte

Orlando Figes historiador britànic

Orlando Figes historiador britânico

Orlando Figes historian britanik

Orlando Figes historien britannique

Orlandus Figes

Орландо Файджис английски историк

Орландо Фајџиз

Файджес, Орландо

파이지스, 올랜도 1959-

オーランドー・ファイジズ

ファイジズ, オーランドー

奧蘭多·費吉斯

Languages
English (330)

German (43)

Dutch (26)

Italian (12)

French (11)

Spanish (8)

Turkish (6)

Czech (4)

Swedish (3)

Polish (3)

Japanese (2)

Danish (1)

Chinese (1)

Slovenian (1)