Russia and the Russians: A History / Edition 2

Russia and the Russians: A History / Edition 2

by Geoffrey Hosking
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674061950

ISBN-13: 9780674061958

Pub. Date: 09/01/2011

Publisher: Harvard

Hosking follows the country’s history from the Slavs’ first emergence in the historical record in the sixth century C.E. to the Russians’ persistent appearances in today’s headlines. The second edition covers the presidencies of Vladimir Putin and Dmitrii Medvedev and the struggle to make Russia a viable functioning state for all its citizens.

Overview

Hosking follows the country’s history from the Slavs’ first emergence in the historical record in the sixth century C.E. to the Russians’ persistent appearances in today’s headlines. The second edition covers the presidencies of Vladimir Putin and Dmitrii Medvedev and the struggle to make Russia a viable functioning state for all its citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674061958
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
615,756
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Geopolitics, Ecology, and National Character

I. Pre-Imperial Rus and the Beginnings of Empire

1. Kievan Rus, the Mongols, and the Rise of Muscovy

2. Ivan IV and the Expansion of Muscovy

II. The Troubled Building of Empire

3. The Turbulent Seventeenth Century

4. Peter the Great and Europeanization

III. Russia as European Empire

5. State and Society in the Eighteenth Century

6. The Reigns of Paul, Alexander I, and Nicholas I

IV. Imperial Crisis

7. Alexander II's Uncertain Reforms

9. The Rise of Nationalism

V. Revolution and Utopia

9. Social Change and Revolution

10. War and Revolution

11. Social Transformation and Terror

12. Soviet Society Takes Shape

VI. The Decline and Fall of Utopia

13. Recovery and Cold War

14. Soviet Society under "Developed Socialism"

15. From Perestroika to Russian Federation

Chronology

Notes

Index

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