Orlando Figes

Canadian Lawyer

Orlando Figes (born 20 November 1959) is a British historian and writer known for his works on Russian history. He is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Orlando Figes

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A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924 edit

Jonathan Cape Ltd; New edition (29 Aug. 1996)
  • Whereas in Western countries the constitution merely had to guarantee the rights of a pre-existing civil society and culture, in Russia it also had to create these. It had to educate society - and the state itself - into the values and ideas of liberal constitutionalism.

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