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Nicholas Riasanovsky is Professor Emeritus of History the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of several books, including A Parting of Ways: Government and the Educated Public in Russia: 1801-1855 (1976) and The Image of Peter the Great in Russian History and Thought (OUP, 1985).
Mark Steinberg is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Specializing in the cultural, intellectual, and social history of Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, his many books include Voices of Revolution, 1917 (2001) and Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925 (2002). Since 2006, he has been editor of the journal Slavic Review.
Table of Contents
|New to the Eighth Edition||p. xiii|
|Preface to the Eighth Edition||p. xiv|
|The Geographical Environment||p. 3|
|Russia before the Russians||p. 9|
|The Origins of the Kievan State||p. 19|
|Kievan Rus: A Political Outline||p. 24|
|Kievan Rus: Economy, Society, Institutions||p. 38|
|Kievan Rus: Religion and Culture||p. 46|
|Appanage Russia: Introduction||p. 57|
|The Mongols and Russia||p. 61|
|Lord Novgorod the Great||p. 71|
|The Southwest and the Northeast||p. 83|
|The Rise of Moscow||p. 89|
|Appanage Russia: Economy, Society, Institutions||p. 107|
|Appanage Russia: Religion and Culture||p. 114|
|The Lithuanian-Russian State||p. 128|
|The Reigns of Ivan the Terrible, 1533-84, and of Theodore, 1584-98||p. 139|
|The Time of Troubles, 1598-1613||p. 155|
|The Reigns of Michael, 1613-45, Alexis, 1645-76, and Theodore, 1676-82||p. 173|
|Muscovite Russia: Economy, Society, Institutions||p. 182|
|Muscovite Russia: Religion and Culture||p. 195|
|The Region of Peter the Great, 1682-1725||p. 211|
|Russian History from Peter the Great to Catherine the Great: The Reigns of Catherine I, 1725-27, Peter II, 1727-30, Anne, 1730-40, Ivan VI, 1740-41, Elizabeth, 1741-62, and Peter III, 1762||p. 239|
|The Reigns of Catherine the Great, 1762-96, and Paul, 1796-1801||p. 251|
|The Economic and Social Development of Russia in the Eighteenth Century||p. 272|
|Russian Culture in the Eighteenth Century||p. 280|
|The Reign of Alexander I, 1801-25||p. 296|
|The Reign of Nicholas I, 1825-55||p. 319|
|The Economic and Social Development of Russia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century||p. 337|
|Russian Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century||p. 344|
|Appendix: Russian Rulers||p. A-1|
|A Bibliography of Readings in English on Russian History||p. B-1|
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