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Russia A History



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  • Russia: A History
    Russia: A History


The history of Russia - from Kievan Rus to Vladimir PutinRussia: A History cuts through the myths and mystery that have surrounded Russia from its earliest days, with startling revelations from classified archives that until comparatively recently were not even known to exist.A distinguished team of historians has stripped away the propaganda and preconceptions of the past to tell the definitive story of Russia, from tenth-century Kiev and Muscovy through empire and revolution to the fall of Communism and the 'new order' of the 1990s and early 21st century. A compellingstory in its own right, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Russia and its place in the world. This updated edition now covers the developments in the Putin era in the first decade of the 21st century.

Author Biography

Gregory L. Freeze is Beinfield Professor of History at Brandeis University, Massachusetts. He has been a research associate of the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University since 1972, and is chief editor and director of the Russian Archives Series.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Glossary of Terms
From Kiev to Muscovy: The Beginnings to 1450
Muscovite Russia, 1450-1598
From Muscovy towards St Petersburg, 1598-1689
The Petrine Era and After, 1689-1740
The Age of Enlightenment, 1740-1801
Pre-Reform Russia, 1801-1855
Reform and Counter-Reform, 1855-1900
Revolutionary Russia, 1890-1914
Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1921
The New Economic Policy (NEP) and the Revolutionary Experiment, 1921-1929
Building Stalinism, 1929-1941
The Great Fatherland War and Late Stalinism, 1941-1953
From Stalinism to Stagnation, 1953-1985
A Modern 'Time of Troubles': From Reform to Disintegration, 1985-1999
Meltdown, Rebuilding, Reform, 1996-2008
Further Reading
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