A history of Russia Book

A history of Russia

  • Author : V.O. Kluchevsky
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Release Date : 1911
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9785876659446

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Comprehensive social, dynastic and institutional history that treats the rise of the Muscovite autocracy and development of serfdom.

A Concise History of Russia Book

A Concise History of Russia

  • Author : Paul Bushkovitch
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139504447

A Concise History of Russia Excerpt :

Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.

A History of Russia Book

A History of Russia

  • Author : Nicholas Valentine Riasanovsky
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 820
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000127449118

A History of Russia Excerpt :

This book covers the entire span of the country's history, from ancient times to the post-communist present. It examines all aspects of Russia's history--political, international, military, economic, social, and cultural. It also explore Russia's complex experience after communism and discuss its chances of becoming a more stable and prosperous country in the future.

A History of Russia and Its Empire Book

A History of Russia and Its Empire

  • Author : Kees Boterbloem
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538104415

A History of Russia and Its Empire Excerpt :

This concise text provides an introduction to Russian and Soviet history from the crowning of Mikhail Romanov in 1613 through Putin’s current term. Through a clear chronological narrative, Boterbloem traces the political, military, economic, social, religious, and cultural developments that led Russia from an exotic backwater to superpower stature.

Russia and the Russians Book
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Russia and the Russians

  • Author : Geoffrey A. Hosking
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 718
  • ISBN 10 : 0674004736

Russia and the Russians Excerpt :

Chronicles the history of the Russian Empire from the Mongol Invasion, through the Bolshevik Revolution, to the aftereffects of the Cold War.

A History of Russia Book

A History of Russia

  • Author : Basil Dmytryshyn
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Russia
  • Pages : 676
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4005685

A History of Russia Excerpt :

Surveys main trends in the development of Russia from earliest times to the present as well as providing an analysis of Russian political, economic, and social institutions

A Short History of Russia Book
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A Short History of Russia

  • Author : Mary Platt Parmele
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1904
  • Genre: Russia
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951001729872E

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A History of Russian Thought Book

A History of Russian Thought

  • Author : William Leatherbarrow
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139487191

A History of Russian Thought Excerpt :

The history of ideas has played a central role in Russia's political and social history. Understanding its intellectual tradition and the way the intelligentsia have shaped the nation is crucial to understanding the Russia of today. This history examines important intellectual and cultural currents (the Enlightenment, nationalism, nihilism, and religious revival) and key themes (conceptions of the West and East, the common people, and attitudes to capitalism and natural science) in Russian intellectual history. Concentrating on the Golden Age of Russian thought in the mid-nineteenth century, the contributors also look back to its eighteenth-century origins in the flowering of culture following the reign of Peter the Great, and forward to the continuing vitality of Russia's classical intellectual tradition in the Soviet and post-Soviet eras. With brief biographical details of over fifty key thinkers and an extensive bibliography, this book provides a fresh, comprehensive overview of Russian intellectual history.

A History of Russia  Central Asia and Mongolia  Volume II Book

A History of Russia Central Asia and Mongolia Volume II

  • Author : David Christian
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-03-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9780631210382

A History of Russia Central Asia and Mongolia Volume II Excerpt :

"A lucid, provocative and unprecedented exploration of the changing balance of power between nomads and agriculturalists from the decline of the Mongol Empire to the present. A signal achievement in Eurasian and global history." Thomas T. Allsen, Professor Emeritus, The College of New Jersey "Unique in its transregional approach and ecological concern, a tour de force essential for understanding the historical dynamics shaping not only Inner Eurasia, but the broader world today." R. Charles Weller, Central Eurasian and Islamic World History, Washington State and Georgetown universities "Impressive in its grasp of diverse sources, including climate and demographic data, 'Inner Eurasia from the Mongol Empire to Today' offers a comprehensive 'big picture' overview of the history of Inner Eurasia, while at the same time exploring many of the details of the historical processes that have made the history of the region particularly rich and fascinating." Craig Benjamin, Professor History, Frederik J Meijer Honors College, Grand Valley State University Provides an all-encompassing look at the history of Russia, Central Asia, and Mongolia Beginning with the breakup of the Mongol Empire in the mid-thirteenth century, Volume II of this comprehensive work covers the remarkable history of "Inner Eurasia," from 1260 up to modern times, completing the story begun in Volume I. Volume II describes how agriculture spread through Inner Eurasia, providing the foundations for new agricultural states, including the Russian Empire. It focuses on the idea of "mobilization" – the distinctive ways in which elite groups mobilized resources from their populations, and how those methods were shaped by the region's distinctive ecology, which differed greatly from that of "Outer Eurasia," the southern half of Eurasia and the part of Eurasia most studied by historians. This work also examines how fossil fuels created a bonanza of energy that helped shape the history of the Communist world durin



  • Author : Robert Service
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 687
  • ISBN 10 : 0674725581


Russia had an extraordinary twentieth century, undergoing upheaval and transformation. Updating his acclaimed History of Modern Russia, Robert Service provides a panoramic perspective on a country whose Soviet past encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror, and two world wars. He shows how seven decades of communist rule, which penetrated every aspect of Soviet life, continue to influence Russia today. This new edition takes the story from 2002 through the entire presidency of Vladimir Putin to the election of his successor, Dmitri Medvedev.

A History of Modern Russia Book

A History of Modern Russia

  • Author : Robert Service
  • Publisher : ePenguin
  • Release Date : 2003-09-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106016066869

A History of Modern Russia Excerpt :

A comprehensive overview of twentieth-century Russian history that treats the years from 1917 to 2000 as a single period and analyses the peculiar mixture of political, economic and social ingredients that made up the Soviet compound. It takes the reader from the age of communist rule to the changes that occurred in 1991 and the more uncertain world of Yeltsin and Putin.

Lost Kingdom Book

Lost Kingdom

  • Author : Serhii Plokhy
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465097395

Lost Kingdom Excerpt :

From a preeminent scholar of Eastern Europe and the prizewinning author of Chernobyl, the essential history of Russian imperialism. In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine -- only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation. In Lost Kingdom, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues that we can only understand the confluence of Russian imperialism and nationalism today by delving into the nation's history. Spanning over 500 years, from the end of the Mongol rule to the present day, Plokhy shows how leaders from Ivan the Terrible to Joseph Stalin to Vladimir Putin exploited existing forms of identity, warfare, and territorial expansion to achieve imperial supremacy. An authoritative and masterful account of Russian nationalism, Lost Kingdom chronicles the story behind Russia's belligerent empire-building quest.

A History of Russia Book

A History of Russia

  • Author : Roger Bartlett
  • Publisher : Red Globe Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0333632648

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Russia is the largest country on the planet, a multi-ethnic empire, a great power of global significance. For much of its history it has been a 'peasant state', in which peasant society and values interacted critically with those of the ruling elites. In modern times its society has produced artists, writers, musicians, scientists and cosmonauts who have made a unique contribution to world culture. In the twentieth century, Russia has been the scene of the world's greatest social experiment - the most powerful challenge ever mounted to hegemonic Western values. Roger Bartlett traces the history of the country from its beginnings in Kiev Russia, through the Muscovite and Imperial, Soviet and post-Soviet periods, to the start of the twenty-first century. While offering a broad perspective on Russia's historical development, Bartlett focuses on the origins of Russian political culture and the place of the majority peasant population in the Russian/Soviet polity. Lucid, balanced and authoritative, it is the ideal introduction for all those with an interest in Russia's past, and its significance for the country's present.