9781843310235

History of Russia Vol. 1 : To 1917

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 9/1/2003
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Summary

This new edition retains the features of the first edition that made it a popular choice in universities and colleges throughout the US, Canada and around the world. Moss's accessible history includes full treatment of everyday life, the role of women, rural life, law, religion, literature and art. In addition, it provides many other features that have proven successful with both professors and students, including: a well-organized and clearly written text, references to varying historical perspectives, numerous illustrations and maps that supplement and amplify the text, fully updated bibliographies accompanying each chapter as well as a general bibliography of more comprehensive works, a glossary, and chronological and genealogical lists. Moss's A History of Russia will appeal to academics, students and general readers alike.

Author Biography

Dr Walter G. Moss is a Professor of History in the Department of History & Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of three Anthem Press volumes: the second editions of his two-volume A History of Russia (2003–05) and his Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (2002) and is co-author Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Global History (McGraw-Hill, 2007). 

Table of Contents

List of Maps
xv
Preface to the Second Edition xvii
A Note to Students xxi
Land and Peoples: From Ancient Times to the Present
1(14)
The Land: Physical Features, Climate, and Resources
1(7)
Geography's Impact on Colonization and National Identity
8(1)
The Peoples: From Ancient Times to the Present
9(2)
Suggested Sources
11(4)
PART I The Rus Era
Rus Politics
15(19)
Varangians and the Princes
15(7)
Domestic Politics of Rus
22(4)
Slavic-Varangian Expansion and Foreign Powers
26(6)
Suggested Sources
32(2)
Rus Society, Religion, and Culture
34(20)
The Towns
35(1)
Foreign and Domestic Trade
36(1)
Rural Life
37(1)
Class Structure and the Military
38(1)
Women
39(2)
Secular and Church Law
41(1)
Religion and Culture
42(10)
Suggested Sources
52(2)
The Rise of New Centers
54(13)
Growing Rus Diversity and the Fate of Kiev
54(3)
Rise of Suzdalia
57(2)
Significance of Suzdalia
59(1)
Galicia and Volhynia
60(1)
Novgorod
61(2)
Conclusion
63(1)
Suggested Sources
64(3)
PART II The Mongols and the Rise of Moscow to 1533
The Mongol Conquest and Subjugation
67(12)
The Mongol Empire and the Invasion of Rus
67(2)
Mongol Rule in the Thirteenth Century
69(4)
Mongol Rule and Russian Princes: Suzdalia and Novgorod
73(3)
Mongols and Russian Historiography
76(1)
Suggested Sources
77(2)
Moscow and Its Rivals, 1304--1533
79(22)
Emergence of Moscow, 1304--1389
79(4)
The Lithuanian Challenge
83(2)
Moscow's Struggles and Successes, 1389--1462
85(3)
The End of Novgorodian Independence and the Triumph of Moscow, 1462--1533
88(6)
Evolution of Muscovy's Government
94(3)
Causes of Moscow's Success
97(2)
Suggested Sources
99(2)
Society, Religion, and Culture, 1240--1533
101(28)
Mongols' Economic Impact
101(4)
Eating and Drinking; Famines and Other Calamities
105(2)
Rural Life and the Military
107(1)
Class Structure and Slavery
108(2)
Women and Family Life
110(2)
Growth of the Law
112(1)
Religion
113(3)
Literature and Art
116(7)
Suggested Sources
123(6)
PART III Muscovy and Its Expansion, 1533--1689
Ivan the Terrible: Autocrat
129(17)
Ivan IV: Sources and Personality
129(1)
Childhood, Coronation, and Early Domestic Policies
130(2)
Muscovy Expansion: Successes and Failures
132(5)
Domestic Policies, 1558--1584
137(4)
The Legacy of Ivan IV
141(2)
Suggested Sources
143(3)
The Time of Troubles, 1598--1613
146(14)
Background: Russia under Fedor (1584--1598)
146(1)
Tsar Boris, Civil War, and Pseudo Dmitri
147(4)
Tsar Vasili Shuisky and Renewed Civil War
151(4)
Foreign Intervention, Continued Civil War, and the Selection of Mikhail Romanov
155(2)
Conclusion
157(1)
Suggested Sources
158(2)
The First Romanovs, 1613--1689
160(24)
The Reign of Mikhail, 1613--1645
160(2)
The Reign of Alexei, 1645--1676
162(8)
Fedor III and Sophia, 1676--1689
170(3)
Government and Administration, 1613--1689
173(2)
The Continuing Development of Autocracy
175(3)
Conquest of Siberia
178(3)
Suggested Sources
181(3)
Economic and Social Life, 1533--1689
184(21)
Economic, Overview, Population, Urban Life, Manufacturing, and Trade
185(4)
Drinking, Smoking, Fires, Famines, and Plagues
189(2)
Peasants and the Establishment of Serfdom
191(1)
Service State, Social Structure, and Slavery
192(3)
The Military
195(1)
Women and Family Life
196(2)
Crimes, Punishments, and the Law
198(4)
Suggested Sources
202(3)
Religion and Culture, 1533--1689
205(21)
Religion
206(5)
Popular Culture
211(2)
Learning, Morality, and Literature
213(4)
Architecture and Painting
217(3)
Suggested Sources
220(6)
PART IV Early Imperial Russia, 1689--1855
Peter the Great
226(25)
Youth and Personality
226(2)
The Ousting of Sophia and the First Decade of Peter's Reign, 1689--1699
228(3)
The Great Northern War and Foreign Affairs, 1700--1725
231(3)
Domestic Changes and Reforms
234(10)
Opposition
244(3)
Peter's Death and Legacy
247(2)
Suggested Sources
249(2)
Three Empresses and Three Emperors: Rulers and Politics, 1725--1762
251(16)
Catherine I and Peter II, 1725--1730
252(1)
Anna, the Nobles, and the Crisis of 1730
253(2)
The Reign of Anna, 1730--1740
255(1)
Ivan VI and Elizabeth, 1740--1761
256(2)
Diplomacy and Wars, 1725--1761
258(2)
The Short Reign of Peter III
260(2)
The Empire, 1725--1761
262(3)
Suggested Sources
265(2)
The Reign of Catherine the Great
267(24)
Catherine II: Background and the 1762 Coup
268(1)
Domestic Policies
269(6)
Political Opposition and Criticism
275(5)
Foreign Policy
280(5)
The Empire: Uniformity, Integration, and Colonization
285(3)
Catherine's Death and Significance
288(1)
Suggested Sources
288(3)
Eighteenth-Century Economic and Social Life
291(22)
Population and Towns
291(2)
Manufacturing and Trade
293(2)
Villages and Housing
295(2)
Agriculture, Nobles, and Peasants
297(4)
Eating and Drinking; Famines and Other Calamities
301(4)
Women and Family Life
305(3)
Russian Law: Change and Continuity
308(3)
Suggested Sources
311(2)
Eighteenth-Century Religion and Culture
313(18)
Russian Orthodoxy
313(2)
Schismatics and Sectarians
315(1)
Philosophy, Freemasonry, and Public Life
316(2)
Education and Scholarship
318(2)
Language and Literature
320(4)
Art and Music
324(3)
The Problem of Two Cultures
327(1)
Suggested Sources
328(3)
The Reigns of Paul and Alexander I, 1796--1825
331(25)
Emperor Paul and His Domestic Policies
331(3)
Alexander I and Reform, 1801--1812
334(4)
Russian Foreign Policy, 1796--1812
338(3)
Napoleon and Russia, 1812--1815
341(2)
Russian Foreign Policy, 1815--1825
343(1)
Ruling the Empire, 1796--1825
344(4)
Domestic Policies, 1815--1825
348(1)
Political Opposition and the Decembrists
349(5)
Suggested Sources
354(2)
Nicholas I: Despotism, Reform, and Legitimacy, 1825--1855
356(20)
Nicholas I: The Man and His Political Views
357(1)
Administration and Internal Policies
358(3)
Nicholas and the Western Nationalities
361(3)
Public Opinion and Opposition
364(4)
Foreign Affairs and Russian Expansion
368(3)
The Military and the Crimean War
371(3)
Suggested Sources
374(2)
Economic and Social Life, 1796--1855
376(24)
Population and Towns
376(3)
Industry and Trade
379(3)
Nobles and Peasants
382(7)
Eating and Drinking; Famines and Diseases
389(2)
Women and Family Life
391(4)
Laws, Courts and Punishment
395(2)
Suggested Sources
397(3)
Religion and Culture, 1796--1855
400(22)
Religion
400(5)
Education and Scholarship
405(4)
Literature
409(5)
Art and Music
414(3)
Suggested Sources
417(5)
PART V Late Imperial Russia, 1855--1917
Alexander II, Reformism, and Radicalism
422(19)
Alexander II: The Man and His Times
422(2)
Emancipation of the Serfs
424(3)
Additional Reforms
427(4)
Autocracy and Its Opponents
431(7)
Suggested Sources
438(3)
Reactionary Politics, Economic Modernization, and Political Opposition, 1881--1905
441(23)
Alexander III and Pobedonostsev: The Autocrat and His Chief Adviser
441(2)
Reactionary Policies of Alexander III
443(3)
Policies of Economic Modernization, 1881--1903
446(3)
Nicholas II and the Politics of Reaction, 1894--1904
449(4)
Public Opinion and Political Opposition, 1881--1904
453(9)
Suggested Sources
462(2)
Russian Imperial and Foreign Policy, 1856--1905
464(27)
The Far East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Alaska, 1856--1895
465(6)
Europe, the Poles, and Russia's Western Nationalities, 1856--1875
471(4)
Crisis in the Balkans and the Russo-Turkish War of 1877--1878
475(2)
European Relations, 1881--1905
477(2)
Nationalities, Russification, and Discrimination, 1881--1905
479(6)
Siberia and the Russo-Japanese War of 1904--1905
485(3)
Suggested Sources
488(3)
Revolution or Evolution? Politics and War, 1905--1917
491(26)
The 1905 Revolution: From Bloody Sunday to the October Manifesto
491(3)
Continuing Disorders and Duma Preparation
494(3)
The First Two Dumas and the Appointment of Stolypin
497(3)
Stolypin's Land Policies
500(1)
The Third and Fourth Dumas and the Death of Stolypin
501(3)
The Radical Opposition, 1907--1914
504(1)
Russian Foreign Policy, 1906--1914
505(4)
Tsarist Russia and World War I, 1914--1916
509(4)
Conclusion
513(1)
Suggested Sources
514(3)
Economics and Society, 1855--1917
517(35)
Population, Towns, and Urban Society
518(2)
Enterpreneurs and Civil Society
520(3)
Economic Growth
523(3)
Industrial and Urban Workers
526(3)
Nobles and Peasants
529(7)
Food and Drinking; Famine and Diseases
536(2)
Women and Family Life
538(4)
Legal Developments
542(5)
Suggested Sources
547(5)
Religion and Culture, 1855--1917
552(26)
Russian Orthodoxy and the State
553(2)
The Non-Orthodox and other Challenges to Traditional Orthodoxy
555(3)
Education and Scholarship
558(3)
Literature
561(5)
Art and Architecture
566(2)
Music
568(1)
Diagilev and Artistic Cross-Fertilization
568(1)
Popular Culture
569(4)
Suggested Sources
573(5)
General Bibliography for Russia to 1917 578(14)
Appendix A Chronology 592(8)
Appendix B: Rus/Russian Rulers 600(3)
Appendix C: Glossary 603(4)
Index 607

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