New Book by Onur ─░┼č├ži Dedicated to Norman StoneA new book by Asst. Prof. Onur ─░┼č├ži of the Department of International Relations, titled ÔÇťRusya ─░mparatorlu─čuÔÇÖnun ├ç├Âk├╝┼č├╝, 1881ÔÇô1917ÔÇŁ (The Fall of the Russian Empire, 1881ÔÇô1917), has just been released by the publishing house Kronik Kitap. Coauthored with Dr. Onur ├ľnol and based on Russian- and English-language sources, the volume is an academic monograph that explores the reasons behind the fall of the Russian Empire.
Dr. ─░┼č├ži and Dr. ├ľnol are both MA graduates of the Department of International Relations, and both wrote their MA theses at BilkentÔÇÖs Center for Russian Studies under the supervision of the late Prof. Norman Stone, to whom their book is dedicated. Dr. ─░┼č├ži currently runs the Center.
ÔÇťRusya ─░mparatorlu─čuÔÇÖnun ├ç├Âk├╝┼č├╝ÔÇŁ introduces the Turkish readership to the ever-expanding body of historical literature on the 1917 revolutions. The book analyzes significant developments in Russia, beginning in 1881, that ultimately led to the two revolutions in 1917. The main question addressed by the authors is whether or not the Russian Empire was doomed to fail, and to what extent the Bolshevik Revolution was inevitable, given the Romanov autocracyÔÇÖs half-hearted reforms and inability to deal with the empireÔÇÖs structural problems.