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For anyone interested in an introduction to the history of Russia, I highly recommend Riasanovsky's textbook. It provides a thorough overview of a very rich and complicated subject within the confines of a single volume. I was impressed with the manner in which the author breaks down the timeline of Russian history and treats subtopics (such as cultural developments) separately. I just completed this textbook and have already recommended it to others whom I know are interested in learning more about Russia, I recommend ecampus as well for the service it provides in shipping and textbooks quality.
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Now completely revised in this eighth edition, A History of Russia covers the entire span of the country's history, from ancient times to the post-communist present. Keeping with the hallmark of the text, Riasanovsky and Steinberg examine all aspects of Russia's history--political, international, military, economic, social, and cultural--with a commitment to objectivity, fairness, and balance, and to reflecting recent research and new trends in scholarly interpretation. New chapters on politics, society, and culture since 1991 explore Russia's complex experience after communism and discuss its chances of becoming a more stable and prosperous country in the future. Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume history available, A History of Russia is also available in two split volumes--the first covers early Russia through the nineteenth century and the second ranges from 1855 to the present. Volume II features an additional introductory chapter that links Russia's modern history to the events that preceded it. New to this Edition: * Greater attention to social and cultural history * Updated to cover the Putin administration * Includes more information on women and everyday life throughout Russia * Reduces coverage of the pre-imperial era and greatly expands coverage of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century * Offers new 4-color reference maps
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. xvii|
|Preface to the Eighth Edition||p. xviii|
|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 Reign 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|
|The Reign of Alexander II, 1855-81||p. 363|
|The Reign of Alexander III, 1881-94, and the First Part of the Reign of Nicholas II, 1894-1905||p. 385|
|The Last Part of the Reign of Nicholas II: The Revolution of 1905 and the Constitutional Period, 1905-17||p. 400|
|The Economic and Social Development of Russia from the "Great Reforms" until the Revolutions of 1917||p. 421|
|Russian Culture from the "Great Reforms" until the Revolutions of 1917||p. 439|
|The Revolutions of 1917||p. 464|
|Soviet Russia: An Introduction||p. 479|
|War Communism, 1917-21, and the New Economic Policy, 1921-28||p. 487|
|The Stalin Era||p. 511|
|Soviet Foreign Policy, 1921-41, and the Second World War, 1941-45||p. 529|
|Stalin's Last Decade, 1945-53||p. 547|
|The Soviet Union after Stalin, 1953-85||p. 559|
|Soviet Society and Culture||p. 588|
|The Gorbachev Years, 1985-91, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union||p. 617|
|Politics and the Economy after Communism: Yeltsin, Putin, and Beyond||p. 641|
|Society and Culture since 1991||p. 681|
|Appendix: Russian Rulers||p. A-1|
|A Bibliography of Readings in English on Russian History||p. B-1|
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