Reinterpreting Russia

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Russia is now undergoing tremendous changes on several fronts, and its history is likewise ready to be reinterpreted. This collection of essays views Russia in a fresh historical perspective, enabling readers to consider the consequences of a past that still influences any and all attempts to fashion a different Russian future. The dominant theme of this book, then, is the balance of continuity and discontinuity to be found in the history of Russia as seen across several centuries. Thus the contributors to this new volume revisit the past, rethink the present, and reconsider the future of the this nation by connecting contemporary events and movements with broader trends in the ongoing Russian experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340731352
  • Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/31/1999
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

SSEES University, London

Fellow of St Anthony's College, University of Oxford

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Robert Service
1. Russia as empire: a comparative perspective, Dominic Lieven
2. How holy was Holy Russia? Rediscovering Russian religion, Simon Dixon
3. Restoring religion to Russian art, Lindsey Hughes
4. The problem of social stability in Russia, 1598-1998, David Moon
5. Liberty and Property, Land and Freedom: landownership and agriculture in Imperial, Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, Roger Barlett
6. Poor Russia: environment and government in the long-run economic history of Russia, Peter Gatrell
7. Entrepreneurship, government, and society in Russia, Thomas C. Owen
8. The static society: patterns of work in the later Russian Empire, David Saunders
9. Popular culture and market development in late-Imperial Russia, Steve A. Smith
10. Popular monarchism: the myth of the ruler from Ivan the Terrible to Stalin, Maureen Perrie
11. Russian rulers: tsars, commissars and presidents, Robert Service
12. Russian Jews and the Soviet agenda, John Klier
13. Kul'turnost' in the Soviet Union: ideal and reality, Catriona Kelly
14. The Russian people and the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking

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