Russia: A History / Edition 2

Russia: A History / Edition 2

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by Gregory L. Freeze
     
 

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a brisk, exciting tour of Russia's long journey from its Kievan origins," Russia: A History cuts through the myths and mystery that have surrounded this nation from its earliest days, with startling revelations from classified archives that until recently were not even known to exist. A distinguished team of

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Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a brisk, exciting tour of Russia's long journey from its Kievan origins," Russia: A History cuts through the myths and mystery that have surrounded this nation from its earliest days, with startling revelations from classified archives that until recently were not even known to exist. A distinguished team of historians has stripped away the propaganda of the past to tell the definitive story of Russia, from tenth-century Kiev and Muscovy through empire and revolution to the fall of Communism and the "new order" of the early 21st century. What emerges is a nation of extremes—of imperial opulence and abject poverty, tyrannical power and subversive resistance, artistic achievement and economic crisis, glittering cities and frozen steppes. A compelling story in its own right, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Russia and its place in the world. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account developments under Vladimir Putin.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199560417
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/23/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
1,331,581
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Glossary of Terms
1. From Kiev to Muscovy: The Beginnings to 1450, Janet Martin, (University of Miami)
2. Muscovite Russia, 1450-1598, Nancy Shields Kollmann, (Stanford University)
3. From Muscovy towards St Petersburg, 1598-1689, Hans-Joachim Torke, (Free University of Berlin)
4. The Petrine Era and After, 1689-1740, John T. Alexander, (University of Kansas)
5. The Age of Enlightenment, 1740-1801, Gary Marker, (State University of New York)
6. Pre-Reform Russia, 1801-1855, David L. Ransel, (Indiana University)
7. Reform and Counter-Reform, 1855-1900, Gregory L. Freeze, (Brandeis University)
8. Revolutionary Russia, 1890-1914, Reginald E. Zelnik, (University of California, Berkeley)
9. Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1921, Daniel T. Orlovsky, (Southern Methodist University)
10. The New Economic Policy (NEP) and the Revolutionary Experiment, 1921-1929, William B. Husband, (Oregon State University)
11. Building Stalinism, 1929-1941, Lewis Siegelbaum, (Michigan State University)
12. The Great Fatherland War and Late Stalinism, 1941-1953, William C. Fuller, Jr, (United States Naval War College)
13. From Stalinism to Stagnation, 1953-1985, Gregory L. Freeze, (Brandeis University)
14. A Modern 'Time of Troubles': From Reform to Disintegration, 1985-1999, Gregory L. Freeze, (Brandeis University)
15. Meltdown, Rebuilding, Reform, 1996-2008, Gregory L. Freeze, (Brandeis University)
Maps
Chronology
Further Reading
Index

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