". . . exactly the kind of innovative, wide-ranging, theoretically informed social history that the Russian field badly needs." -- Steven Smith, University of Essex
From the Back Cover
"Peter Gatrell offers a fresh perspective on social and political upheaval in revolutionary Russia through a close examination of population displacement during World War I. Involuntary migrations - in part the consequence of defeat on the battlefield, in part the result of deliberate action by tsarist generals - led government officials and educated society to question prevailing modes of thinking about social identity and the nature of social order in an unraveling polity."--BOOK JACKET.