Orlando Figes





Orlando Figes

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Orlando Figes is a British historian of Russia, and a professor of history at Birkbeck, University of London.


Average rating: 4.13 · 6,262 ratings · 679 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
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Natasha's Dance: A Cultural...
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The Crimean War
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Just Send Me Word: A True S...
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Revolutionary Russia, 1891-...
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Peasant Russia, Civil War: ...
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“Sveta had much less to say, but she sat with Lev and held his hand, and when I asked her what had made her fall in love with him, she replied, ‘I knew he was my future. When he was not there, I would look for him, and he would always appear by my side. That is love.’

Sveta”
Orlando Figes, Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag

“The link between literacy and revolutions is a well-known historical phenomenon. The three great revolutions of modern European history -- the English, the French and the Russian -- all took place in societies where the rate of literacy was approaching 50 per cent. Literacy had a profound effect on the peasant mind and community. It promotes abstract thought and enables the peasant to master new skills and technologies, Which in turn helps him to accept the concept of progress that fuels change in the modern world.”
Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924

“For all too many of these high-born revolutionaries, the main attraction of 'the cause' lay not so much in the satisfaction which they might derive from seeing the people's daily lives improved, as in their own romantic search for sense of 'wholeness' which might give higher meaning to their lives and to end alienation from the world.”
Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924



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