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A concise history of Russia

Author: Paul Bushkovitch
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge concise histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides students and general readers with a broad overview of Russian history from the ninth century to the present.

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Genre/Form: History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Handboeken (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Bushkovitch
ISBN: 9780521835626 0521835623 9780521543231 0521543231
OCLC Number: 772545492
Description: xxiv, 491 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Russia before Russia --
Moscow, Novgorod, Lithuania, and the Mongols --
The emergence of Russia --
Consolidation and revolt --
Peter the Great --
Two empresses --
Catherine the Great --
Russia in the age of revolution --
The pinnacle of autocracy --
Culture and autocracy --
The era of the great reforms --
From serfdom to nascent capitalism --
The golden age of Russian culture --
Russia as an empire --
Autocracy in decline --
War and revolution --
Compromise and preparation --
Revolutions in Russian culture --
Building utopia --
War --
Consolidation and stagnation --
Soviet culture --
The cold war --
Epilogue : the end of the USSR.
Series Title: Cambridge concise histories.
Responsibility: Paul Bushkovitch.

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'For any student trying to get a grasp of the essentials of Russian history this book is the place to start. To cover everything from the origins of the Russian people to the collapse of the Soviet Read more...

 
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