Concise History of Russia

ISBN-10: 0521543231
ISBN-13: 9780521543231
Edition: 2011
Authors: Paul Bushkovitch
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 518
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Accessible to students, tourists, and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art, and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Mendeleev in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system, and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.

Paul Bushkovitch is professor of history at Yale University. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

List of Figures
Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Russia Before Russia
Moscow, Novgorod, Lithuania, And The Mongols
The Emergence of Russia
Consolidation And Revolt
Peter The Great
Two Empresses
Catherine The Great
Russia In The Age Of Revolution
The Pinnacle Of Autocracy
Culture And Autocracy
The Era Of The Great Reforms
From Serfdom To Nascent Capitalism
the Golden Age Of Russian Culture
Russia As An Empire
Autocracy In Decline
War And Revolution
Compromise And Preparation
Revolutions In Russian Culture
Building Utopia
War
Growth, Consolidation, And Stagnation
Soviet Culture
The Cold War
Epilogue: The End of the USSR
Further Reading
Index

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