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Figes, Orlando

Overview
Works: 84 works in 475 publications in 12 languages and 15,698 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  War stories  Records and correspondence  Historical drama  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic fiction  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: PG3366, 891.733
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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 )

55 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,677 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
Natasha's dance : a cultural history of Russia by Orlando Figes( Book )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,120 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 )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,037 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 1,376 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 )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,137 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 )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 987 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."
Interpreting the Russian Revolution : the language and symbols of 1917 by Orlando Figes( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 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
Peasant Russia, civil war : the Volga countryside in revolution, 1917-1921 by Orlando Figes( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why and how did the October 1917 revolution occur in Russia? Often overlooked as a crucial factor in the Bolsheviks' victory was the role of the peasantry. Here is an enthralling portrait of this poor but sizable population on the eve of the uprising of the breakdown of state power in the countryside and, most important, of the relationship between the serfs and the Bolsheviks during the civil war. An enlightening approach, illustrated with disturbing contemporary images. -- Provided by publisher
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set against the sweeping panoply of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, War and Peace- presented here in the first new English translation in forty years-is often considered the greatest novel ever written. At its center are Pierre Bezukhov, searching for meaning in his life; cynical Prince Andrei, ennobled by wartime suffering; and Natasha Rostov, whose impulsiveness threatens to destroy her happiness. As Tolstoy follows the changing fortunes of his characters, he crafts a view of humanity that is both epic and intimate and that continues to define fiction at its most resplendent."--Publisher's website
Crimea : the last crusade by Orlando Figes( Book )

33 editions published between 1120 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 514 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 )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 132 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
Die Tragödie eines Volkes : die Epoche der russischen Revolution 1891 bis 1924 by Orlando Figes( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 125 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
Nataschas Tanz : eine Kulturgeschichte Russlands by Orlando Figes( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and held by 123 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 83 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
Krimkrieg : der letzte Kreuzzug by Orlando Figes( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just send me word : a true story of love and survival in the gulag by Orlando Figes( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 64 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
La danza di Natǎsa : storia della cultura russa : (XVIII-XX secolo) by Orlando Figes( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on letters, memoirs, conversations, this book tells the story of how Russians tried to endure life under Stalin. It recreates the sort of maze in which Russians found themselves, where an unwitting wrong turn could either destroy a family or, perversely, later save it
La révolution russe 1891-1924, la tragédie d'un peuple by Orlando Figes( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La revolución rusa 1891-1924 : la tragedia de un pueblo by Orlando Figes( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elegido por la prestigiosa revista History Today como el mejor libro del año y galardonada con varios premios internacionales (NCR, Wolfson, W.H. Smith, etc.) este libro ha consagrado a Orlando Figes como el historiador que mejor conoce los entresijos de la Revolución rusa y, además, como un escritor con una técnica literaria excelente. Es el libro definitivo sobre un proceso histórico que transformó el mundo." --Descripción de la editorial
 
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A people's tragedy : a history of the Russian Revolution
Alternative Names
Faidžīss, Orlando 1959-

Figes, Orlando 1959-

Orlando Figes Brits schrijver

Orlando Figes englischer Historiker, Spezialist für russische Geschichte

Orlandus Figes

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

Languages
English (241)

German (36)

Dutch (23)

Italian (14)

Spanish (10)

French (8)

Turkish (6)

Japanese (2)

Czech (2)

Chinese (1)

Polish (1)

Slovenian (1)

Covers
Natasha's dance : a cultural history of RussiaThe whisperers : private life in Stalin's RussiaThe Crimean War : a historyInterpreting the Russian Revolution : the language and symbols of 1917Peasant Russia, civil war : the Volga countryside in revolution, 1917-1921War and peaceCrimea : the last crusadePrivate life in Stalin's Russia