9780195121797

A History of Russia

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    9780195121797

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    0195121791

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/11/1999
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume survey text available, A History of Russia presents the whole span of Russia's history, from the origins of the Kievan state and the building of an empire, to Soviet Russia, the successor states, and beyond. Drawing on both primary sources and major interpretive works, this sixth edition updates its existing coverage of the social, economic, cultural, political and miliary events of Russia's past and includes a new chapter on the post-Gorbachev era as well as helpful updated biblipgraphies and reading source lists. Examining contemporary issues such as the rise of Yeltsin, the nationalities question, and Russia's attempts to market capitalism, this sixth edition takes the study of Russia straight into the new millennium, continuing A History of Russia 's nearly forty-year track record as the leader in the field.

Author Biography

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky is Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of European History at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Part I INTRODUCTION 3(20)
I A Geographical Note
3(8)
II Russia Before the Russians
11(12)
Part II KIEVAN RUSSIA 23(40)
III The Establishment of the Kievan State
23(6)
IV Kievan Russia: A Political Outline
29(14)
V Kievan Russia: Economics, Society, Institutions
43(9)
VI Kievan Russia: Religion and Culture
52(11)
Part III APPANAGE RUSSIA 63(80)
VII Appanage Russia: Introduction
63(4)
VIII The Mongols and Russia
67(10)
IX Lord Novgorod the Great
77(11)
X The Southwest and the Northeast
88(7)
XI The Rise of Moscow
95(19)
XII Appanage Russia: Economics, Society, Institutions
114(6)
XIII Appanage Russia: Religion and Culture
120(12)
XIV The Lithuanian-Russian State
132(11)
Part IV MUSCOVITE RUSSIA 143(70)
XV The Reigns of Ivan the Terrible, 1533-84, and of Theodore, 1584-98
143(14)
XVI The Time of Troubles, 1598-1613
157(18)
XVII The Reigns of Michael, 1613-45, Alexis, 1645-76, and Theodore, 1676-82
175(8)
XVIII Muscovite Russia: Economics, Society, Institutions
183(13)
XIX Muscovite Russia: Religion and Culture
196(17)
Part V IMPERIAL RUSSIA 213(252)
XX The Reign of Peter the Great, 1682-1725
213(29)
XXI 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
242(12)
XXII The Reigns of Catherine the Great, 1762-96, and Paul, 1796-1801
254(22)
XXIII The Economic and Social Development of Russia in the Eighteenth Century
276(9)
XXIV Russian Culture in the Eighteenth Century
285(15)
XXV The Reign of Alexander I, 1801-25
300(23)
XXVI The Reign of Nicholas I, 1825-55
323(18)
XXVII The Economic and Social Development of Russia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
341(7)
XXVIII Russian Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
348(20)
XXIX The Reign of Alexander II, 1855-81
368(23)
XXX The Reign of Alexander III, 1881-94, and the First Part of the Reign of Nicholas II, 1894-1905
391(13)
XXXI The Last Part of the Reign of Nicholas II: The Revolution of 1905 and the Constitutional Period, 1905-17
404(18)
XXXII The Economic and Social Development of Russia from the "Great Reforms" until the Revolutions of 1917
422(13)
XXXIII Russian Culture from the "Great Reforms" until the Revolutions of 1917
435(18)
XXXIV The Revolutions of 1917
453(12)
Part VI SOVIET RUSSIA 465(146)
XXXV Soviet Russia: An Introduction
465(9)
XXXVI War Communism, 1917-21, and the New Economic Policy, 1921-28
474(18)
XXXVII The First Three Five-Year Plans, 1928-41
492(17)
XXXVIII Soviet Foreign Policy, 1921-41, and the Second World War, 1941-45
509(18)
XXXIX Stalin's Last Decade, 1945-53
527(12)
XL The Soviet Union after Stalin, 1953-85
539(28)
XLI Soviet Society and Culture
567(21)
XLII The Gorbachev Years, 1985-91, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union
588(23)
Part VII RUSSIAN FEDERATION 611(20)
XLIII Yeltsin's Russia, 1991-1999
611(20)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 631(16)
APPENDIX TABLES 647(8)
1-4 Russian Rulers 647(5)
5 Political Subdivisions of the U.S.S.R. as of January 1, 1976 652(3)
A SELECT LIST OF READINGS IN ENGLISH ON RUSSIAN HISTORY 655(30)
INDEX 685

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