Russia a Concise History / Edition 1

Russia a Concise History / Edition 1

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by Ronald Hingley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0500276277

ISBN-13: 9780500276273

Pub. Date: 08/28/1991

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Tremendous changes in Russia have enhanced the special fascination which this powerful, enigmatic country has so long held for the world at large.
Russia's history, from her beginnings as a pagan Slav community centered on Kiev to superpower status, has its own unique rhythm. Appalling calamities have shaped Russia: the Time of Troubles; the Napoleonic

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Tremendous changes in Russia have enhanced the special fascination which this powerful, enigmatic country has so long held for the world at large.
Russia's history, from her beginnings as a pagan Slav community centered on Kiev to superpower status, has its own unique rhythm. Appalling calamities have shaped Russia: the Time of Troubles; the Napoleonic invasion; two world wars separated by a great civil war; a multitude of famines and epidemics. Not least among these scourges have been leaders such as Ivan the Terrible and Joseph Stalin.
In this revised and updated edition, Ronald Hingley considers the recent astonishing developments: the first steps towards liberalization, the collapse of communist rule throughout Russia's former satellite states, and above all the demise of Soviet communism and the disintegration of the USSR.
Russia's present can be better comprehended as the latest chapter in a long and enthralling history; a history—evoked here with the aid of over 200 illustrations—which is now being energetically reassessed by the Russians themselves.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500276273
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Russia a Concise History 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
greatest book i ever read about russia. you should read it to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THis book is very concise as it's title says. A very detailed book on Russian from its Kieven past to the Democratic present. Stops before Putin elected.