The Soviet Union Today: An Interpretive Guide / Edition 2

The Soviet Union Today: An Interpretive Guide / Edition 2

by James Cracraft
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226116611

ISBN-13: 9780226116617

Pub. Date: 08/01/1987

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In This highly original book James Cracraft provides a major case study of the cultural revolution in Russia initiated by Peter the Great, tsar and first emperor (1682-1725). He recounts in fascinating detail how modern standards of architecture supplanted traditional norms in Russia following a massive injection of European expertise and indicates how, thereby, the

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In This highly original book James Cracraft provides a major case study of the cultural revolution in Russia initiated by Peter the Great, tsar and first emperor (1682-1725). He recounts in fascinating detail how modern standards of architecture supplanted traditional norms in Russia following a massive injection of European expertise and indicates how, thereby, the modern Russian built world came into being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226116617
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/01/1987
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to the Second Edition,
Preface to the First Edition,
HISTORY,
1. From the Russian Past to the Soviet Present James Cracraft,
2. Lenin and His Cult Nina Tumarkin,
3. The Stalin Question Stephen F. Cohen,
POLITICS,
4. The Leadership and the Political Elite Mark R. Beissinger,
5. Policy-making in Foreign Affairs Alexander Dallin,
6. Dissent Joshua Rubenstein,
7. The KGB John E. Carlson,
THE ARMED FORCES,
8. Organization and Deployment David R. Jones,
9. The Conscripts Mikhail Tsypkin,
10. Military Strategy in the Nuclear Age Eugenia V. Osgood,
11. Arms Control David Holloway,
THE PHYSICAL CONTEXT,
12. Basic Geography Chauncy D. Harris,
13. Environmental Problems John M. Kramer,
14. Architecture and Urban Planning William C. Brumfield,
THE ECONOMY,
15. An Overview James R. Millar,
16. The Consumer Marshall I. Goldman,
17. Agriculture D. Gale Johnson,
18. Foreign Trade Perry L. Patterson,
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,
19. Science Policy and Organization Loren R. Graham,
20. Soviet Science in Practice: An Inside View Vladimir Z. Kresin,
21. Education, Science, and Technology Harley D. Balzer,
CULTURE,
22. A Survey of the Cultural Scene Irwin Weil,
23. The Politics of Literature Geoffrey Hosking,
24. The Cinema Ian Christie,
25. The Mass Media Ellen Mickiewicz,
SOCIETY,
26. Ethnicity Ralph S. Clem,
27. Religion Paul A. Lucey,
28. Women Mary Ellen Fischer,
29. Law Peter B. Maggs,
30. A Troubled Society David E. Powell,
Further Reading Suggestions,
A Note for Travelers,
Authors,
Notes,
Index,

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