Encyclopedia of Russian History

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Completely current in content and comprehensive in scope, the Encyclopedia of Russian History: From the Christianization of Kiev to the Break-Up of the U.S.S.R. provides students, researchers, historians, and other Russian history enthusiasts with an unmatched reference source. Covering Russian history from the ninth century to the present, this one-volume compendium gives users instant access to the people, events, trends, movements, and institutions that have shaped the political and cultural landscape of this ...
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Completely current in content and comprehensive in scope, the Encyclopedia of Russian History: From the Christianization of Kiev to the Break-Up of the U.S.S.R. provides students, researchers, historians, and other Russian history enthusiasts with an unmatched reference source. Covering Russian history from the ninth century to the present, this one-volume compendium gives users instant access to the people, events, trends, movements, and institutions that have shaped the political and cultural landscape of this expansive and diverse area. The alphabetically arranged entries lead readers to subjects as diverse as art, law, philosophy, and religion. The text defines various terms; explores the lives of influential artists, politicians, propagandists, writers, and royal figures; and provides vital information on Russia's past and current geographical boundaries. Features of the book include more than 2,500 encyclopedia entries that are cross-referenced and, where appropriate, include suggestions for further reading; a quick-reference chronology that tracks the important events in Russian history up to the time the volume went to press; a map reference section that features major cities, states, principalities, and historically significant neighboring dominions. Encyclopedia of Russian History goes beyond the exploration of well-publicized incidents in Russian history to examine little-known but significant events integral to the course of the country's development. Students and researchers of Russian history or anyone looking for dependable, up-to-date information will find this encyclopedia an invaluable reference tool.
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"A first-rate reference monograph, this will prove an invaluable asset for scholars of Russian literature. Recommended for academic and reference collections."

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In this comprehensive, much-revised version of his Companion to Russian History ( LJ 3/1/84), Paxton provides an A-Z encyclopedia on post-Soviet Russia and the now sovereign nations that were once its republics. The period encompassed is vast, ranging from the tenth century to 1989. Included are all former republics, now independent states/countries (e.g., Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan among others), which are, tragically, flashpoints in the region fraught with violent nationalistic conflict. Contained in the work are 2500 entries (including maps), covering 1000 years of history. The work is a gazetteer, atlas, chronology, who's who, and dictionary, with a selected bibliography and suggestions for further reading. This first-rate reference monograph will prove an invaluable asset for scholars of Russian literature--no political position is taken or judgment rendered--yet it suceeds in its aim to reach as wide a general readership as possible. Recommended for academic libraries and all reference collections.-- Thomas G. Anton, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
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This is a revision of Paxton's "Companion to Russian History" (Facts On File, 1983). The content and format are similar to the first edition, with articles updated through 1991, including population statistics. A few entries are current to 1993 (the death of Rudolf Nureyev), and additional entries have been added, including one on the dissident Natan Shcharansky. Errors found in the first edition (entries for "Chmielnicki, Bogdan" and "Khmelnitsky, Bogdan", the same person) have not been corrected. A chronology, bibliography, and maps still follow the alphabetical listings. The 11 maps are different and less useful than those in the first edition. There is no cross-reference from the entry "Sealed Train" to the map of Lenin's "sealed train" journey of 1917 in the map section Paxton's one-volume encyclopedia is a first stop for concise, current information on people, places, and events. "The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History" (Academic International Press, 1976-1993), with a nine-volume supplement completed in 1993, remains the definitive English-language source on the history of the Soviet Union.
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The revised edition of Companion to Russian History (Facts on File, 1983). A comprehensive reference with some 2,500 brief, alphabetical entries on the people, events, trends, movements, and institutions that have shaped the political and cultural landscape of Russia from the ninth century to the present. Includes a select bibliography, an 11-page map section and an 11-page chronology (current through December 1991). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780874366907
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/1993
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 483

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