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Russia : the tsarist and Soviet legacy

Author: Edward Acton
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1995.
Series: Present and the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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At the heart of the book is the relationship between the Russian State and Russian society at large. The structure is chronological, starting with the earliest Russian state based on Kiev, and tracing the rise and fall of both Tsarist and Soviet Russia in turn. It ends with the Russian Federation of today, and its many troubles. It concentrates on five key themes that are central to an understanding of Russian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Acton, Edward.
Russia.
London ; New York : Longman, 1995
(OCoLC)624375937
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Acton
ISBN: 0582089158 9780582089150 0582089220 9780582089228
OCLC Number: 30398652
Description: xiv, 401 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The origins of the Russian Empire --
2. The genesis of Russian 'absolutism' --
3. The prime of the Empire --
4. The Great Reforms and the development of the revolutionary intelligentsia (1855-1881) --
5. Industrialization and Revolution (1881-1905) --
6. The end of the Russian Empire (1906-1916) --
7. 1917 --
8. Civil War and the consolidation of Bolshevik power (1918-1928) --
9. Stalin's revolution from above (1928-1941) --
10. World War and Cold War (1941-1953) --
11. Stabilization under Khrushchev and Brezhnev (1953-mid-1970s) --
12. Stagnation and decline (mid-1970s-1985) --
13. Perestroika and the fall of the Soviet Union (1985-1991) --
14. Epilogue.
Series Title: Present and the past.
Responsibility: Edward Acton.

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Presents a survey of Russian history to explain Russia, and the Russians. Within a chronological framework, this textbook concentrates on a number of key themes that are central to that  Read more...

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'...an excellent book, which is a first rate guide to anyone embarking on a study of the history of the Soviet Union.'Journal of Russian Studies

 
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