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The Russian tragedy : the burden of history

Author: Hugh Ragsdale
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work provides an interpretive history of Russia from earliest times to today, recounting the story of Russia's past. It discusses Russia's strengths and weaknesses as a civilization, and the challenges posed by the contemporary effort to remake Russia.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ragsdale, Hugh.
Russian tragedy.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1996
(OCoLC)605333155
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Ragsdale
ISBN: 1563247550 9781563247552 1563247569 9781563247569
OCLC Number: 33333942
Description: xix, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins: Russia and the Russian political style --
Politics and religion: the divorce of state society --
Reason and progress: Peter and Catherine --
Reaction and revolt: the imperial dead end --
Culture, character, psyche: a literary excursion --
Reform or revolution, 1900-1917 --
The awkward world of Leninism: 1917-1928 --
The brave new world of Stalinism, 1928-1953 --
Reform or revolution, again, 1953-1991 --
A cautions prognosis.
Responsibility: Hugh Ragsdale ; with a foreword by Robert C. Tucker.

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