History of Russia

ISBN-10: 0195074629
ISBN-13: 9780195074628
Edition: 5th 1993 (Revised)
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Description: Revised and expanded to cover the initiation of glasnost and perestroika in 1985, the resignation of Gorbachev in 1991, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the events of 1992, the most authoritative, readable, and well-balanced history of  More...

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List price: $49.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/11/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.10" long x 1.60" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Revised and expanded to cover the initiation of glasnost and perestroika in 1985, the resignation of Gorbachev in 1991, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the events of 1992, the most authoritative, readable, and well-balanced history of Russia is now more timely than ever. Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume survey available, written by one of the foremost scholars in the field, Riasanovsky's History has for years been the consistent choice of scholars, students, and general readers alike. Drawing on both primary sources and major interpretive works, including those by Soviet historians, it paints a rich portrait of each period of Russian and Soviet history through ample coverage of social, economic, and cultural developments, as well as political and military history. Riasanovsky also offers unusually balanced treatment of historiographical issues, stating his own position on points of contention and presenting in turn contrasting viewpoints, allowing readers to form their own judgments. With an important new chapter on the Gorbachev period and the breakup of the Soviet Union, and a fully updated bibliography, Riasanovsky's History remains a cornerstone of the literature, the most comprehensive and reliable guide to the main themes of Russian history.

Introduction
A Geographical Note
Russia Before the Russians
Kievan Russia
The Establishment of the Kievan State
Kievan Russia: A Political Outline
Kievan Russia: Economics, Society, Institutions
Kievan Russia: Religion and Culture
Appanage Russia
Appanage Russia: Introduction
The Mongols and Russia
Lord Novgorod the Great
The Southwest and the Northeast
The Rise of Moscow
Appanage Russia: Economics, Society, Institutions
Appanage Russia: Religion and Culture
The Lithuanian-Russian State
Muscovite Russia
The Reigns of Ivan the Terrible, 1533-84, and of Theodore, 1584-98
The Time of Troubles, 1598-1613
The Reigns of Michael, 1613-45, Alexis, 1645-76, and Theodore, 1676-82
Muscovite Russia: Economics, Society, Institutions
Muscovite Russia: Religion and Culture
Imperial Russia
The Reign of Peter the Great, 1682-1725
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
The Reigns of Catherine the Great, 1762-96, and Paul, 1796-1801.
The Economic and Social Development of Russia in the Eighteenth Century
Russian Culture in the Eighteenth Century
The Reign of Alexander I, 1801-25
The Reign of Nicholas I, 1825-55
The Economic and Social Development of Russia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
Russian Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
The Reign of Alexander II, 1855-81
The Reign of Alexander III, 1881-94, and the First Part of the Reign of Nicholas II, 1894-1905
The Last Part of the Reign of Nicholas II: The Revolution of 1905 and the Constitutional Period, 1905-17
The Economic and Social Development of Russia from the "Great Reforms" until the Revolutions of 1917
Russian Culture from the "Great Reforms" until the Revolutions of 1917
The Revolutions of 1917
Soviet Russia
Soviet Russia: An Introduction
War Communism, 1917-21, and the New Economic Policy, 1921-28
The First Three Five-Year Plans, 1928-41
Soviet Foreign Policy, 1921-41, and the Second World War, 1941-45
Stalin's Last Decade, 1945-53
The Soviet Union after Stalin
Soviet Society and Culture
The Gorbachev Period and Beyond, 1985-92
Bibliography
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