Russia under the Old Regime: Second Edition

Russia under the Old Regime: Second Edition

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by Richard Pipes
     
 

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One wants to talk about the evolution of the Russian state, but that's the problem: there virtually was none, from the Middle Ages to WW I. Then the communists added 60 more years in the deep freeze. Only today is progress a possibility.

From his vantage point at Harvard, Professor Richard Pipes sees in Russia's history a sweeping epic that helps us better

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One wants to talk about the evolution of the Russian state, but that's the problem: there virtually was none, from the Middle Ages to WW I. Then the communists added 60 more years in the deep freeze. Only today is progress a possibility.

From his vantage point at Harvard, Professor Richard Pipes sees in Russia's history a sweeping epic that helps us better understand the Russia of today.

"Brilliant, provocative analysis." (The Times, London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140247688
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Penguin History Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
681,836
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Russia under the Old Regime 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RedLightOn More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in Russian history before the twentieth century, this is the book to get. It's only 300 some pages, but somehow it compresses an incredible amount of information in it. Very comprehensive. Very detailed. Very well written.