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Now completely revised in this seventh edition, A History of Russia covers the entire span of the country's history, from ancient times to the postcommunist present. Featuring a new coauthor, Mark Steinberg, this edition offers extensively updated material based on the most current research, including documents from recently opened archives. Keeping with the hallmark of the text, Riasanovsky and Steinberg examine all aspects of Russia's history—political, international, military, economic, social, and cultural—with a commitment to objectivity, fairness, and balance. This seventh edition contains a wealth of new images and a fully revised bibliography and reading list. Two new chapters on politics, society, and culture since 1991 explore Russia's complex experience after communism and discuss its chances of becoming a more stable and prosperous country in the future.
Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume history available, A History of Russia is being offered in paperback for the first time. In addition to the one-volume version, it is now also available in two separate volumes—Volume I covers early Russia through the nineteenth century and Volume II ranges from 1855 to the present. Volume II also features an additional introductory chapter that links Russia's modern history to the events that preceded it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195153941
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/29/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 792
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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University of California, Berkeley

University of Illinois

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction
I A Geographical Note 3
II Russia Before the Russians 11
Pt. II Kievan Russia
III The Establishment of the Kievan State 23
IV Kievan Russia: A Political Outline 29
V Kievan Russia: Economics, Society, Institutions 43
VI Kievan Russia: Religion and Culture 52
Pt. III Appanage Russia
VII Appanage Russia: Introduction 63
VIII The Mongols and Russia 67
IX Lord Novgorod the Great 77
X The Southwest and the Northeast 88
XI The Rise of Moscow 95
XII Appanage Russia: Economics, Society, Institutions 114
XIII Appanage Russia: Religion and Culture 120
XIV The Lithuanian-Russian State 132
Pt. IV Muscovite Russia
XV The Reigns of Ivan the Terrible, 1533-84, and of Theodore, 1584-98 143
XVI The Time of Troubles, 1598-1613 157
XVII The Reigns of Michael, 1613-45, Alexis, 1645-76, and Theodore, 1676-82 175
XVIII Muscovite Russia: Economics, Society, Institutions 183
XIX Muscovite Russia: Religion and Culture 196
Pt. V Imperial Russia
XX The Reign of Peter the Great, 1682-1725 213
XXI Russian History from Peter the Great to Catherine the Great: The Reigns of Catherine I, 1725-27, Peter II, 1727-30, Anne, 1730-40, Ivan VI, 1740-41, Elizabeth, 1741-62, and Peter III, 1762 242
XXII The Reigns of Catherine the Great, 1762-96, and Paul, 1796-1801 254
XXIII The Economic and Social Development of Russia in the Eighteenth Century 276
XXIV Russian Culture in the Eighteenth Century 285
XXV The Reign of Alexander I, 1801-25 300
XXVI The Reign of Nicholas I, 1825-55 323
XXVII The Economic and Social Development of Russia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century 341
XXVIII Russian Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century 348
XXIX The Reign of Alexander II, 1855-81 368
XXX The Reign of Alexander III, 1881-94, and the First Part of the Reign of Nicholas II, 1894-1905 391
XXXI The Last Part of the Reign of Nicholas II: The Revolution of 1905 and the Constitutional Period, 1905-17 404
XXXII The Economic and Social Development of Russia from the "Great Reforms" until the Revolutions of 1917 422
XXXIII Russian Culture from the "Great Reforms" until the Revolutions of 1917 435
XXXIV The Revolutions of 1917 453
Pt. VI Soviet Russia
XXXV Soviet Russia: An Introduction 465
XXXVI War Communism, 1917-21, and the New Economic Policy, 1921-28 474
XXXVII The First Three Five-Year Plans, 1928-41 492
XXXVIII Soviet Foreign Policy, 1921-41, and the Second World War, 1941-45 509
XXXIX Stalin's Last Decade, 1945-53 527
XL The Soviet Union after Stalin, 1953-83 539
XLI Soviet Society and Culture 567
XLII The Gorbachev Period and Beyond, 1985-92 590
XLIII Soviet Russia: Concluding Remarks 609
Bibliography 613
App. I. Tables 629
1-4 Russian Rulers
5 U.S.S.R.: Indexes of Growth of Population and Gross National Product by Use, 1928-82
6 Political Subdivisions of the U.S.S.R. as of January 1, 1976
App. II. A Select List of Readings in English on Russian History 637
Index 665
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