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Russian History
     

Russian History

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by Geoffrey Hosking
 

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Russia's sheer size has made it difficult to mobilize resources and to govern effectively, especially given its harsh climate, vast and vulnerable borders, and the diversity of its people. In this Very Short Introduction, Geoffrey Hosking discusses all aspects of Russian history, from the struggle by the state to control society to the transformation of the nation

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Russia's sheer size has made it difficult to mobilize resources and to govern effectively, especially given its harsh climate, vast and vulnerable borders, and the diversity of its people. In this Very Short Introduction, Geoffrey Hosking discusses all aspects of Russian history, from the struggle by the state to control society to the transformation of the nation into a multi-ethnic empire, Russia's relations with the West, and the post-Soviet era. Hosking, a leading international authority, examines Russian history in an impartial way, arguing that "Good Russia" and "Bad Russia" are one and the same. He also evaluates important individuals in Russian history, from Peter the Great and Catherine II to Lenin and Stalin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199580989
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/07/2012
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
438,192
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Hosking is Emeritus Professor of Russian History at University College London.

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Russian History: A Very Short Introduction 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
William Lang More than 1 year ago
A nice and short overview of Russian History.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago