History of Russia and Its Empire

ISBN-10: 0742568393
ISBN-13: 9780742568396
Edition: N/A
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

William Benton Whisenhunt is associate professor of history at the College of DuPage.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on Transcription
The Rise of Russia in the Seventeenth Century, 1613-1689
The Romanov Dynasty: Mikhail
The Romanov Dynasty: Aleksei
Interlude
The Ruling System
Russia's Economy, Society, and Culture
Women and Men in Early Modern Russia
The Geographical Challenge
Within and Without Russia
Cossacks
Religion and Foreigners
Great Power, 1689-1796
Peter's Significance
Russia and the Law; Peter and the Networks
Peter the Great: Russia's Europeanization
Peter: Man and Myth
Romanov Expansion Eastward: Siberia's Conquest
Cultural and Technological Transfer: Russia's Key to Survival
Female Rule
The Academy of Sciences and Russian Culture
Anna's Autocracy
Elizabeth
Catherine the Greats Significance
Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst: Russia and the Enlightenment
The Limits of Catherine's Power: Foreigner, Woman, Murderess, or an Autocratic Facade?
Poland Partitioned: New Russia
The Height and Decline of Imperial Russia, 1789-1855
The Limitations of the Autocracy
Paul and Suvorov
Speranskii
The War of 1812
The Congress of Vienna
Perennial Backwardness?
Stagnation: The Decembrists and the Third Department
The Birth of the Intelligentsia
Greece and Poland
Russian Colonialism
The Great Game
The Great Game in Central Asia
The Age of Pushkin, Gogol, and Lermontov
Domestic Convulsions, 1855-1905
The Watershed
The Crimean War
The Abolition of Serfdom
Other Reforms: The Courts and Local Government
The Culmination of the Reforms: The Army
The Polish Question Revisited
Counterreform?
Revolutionaries
Cultural Brilliance
Fatal Contradictions; Industrialization and Urbanization
Land Hunger
Marxism and Peasant Socialism
Liberalism and Conservatism
Non-Russian Nationalism
Fatal Foreign Entanglements and a Failed Revolution, 1877-1914
The Russo-Turkish War and Pan-Slavism
Russia as an Imperialist Power in East Asia
The Russo-Japanese War
Political Opposition
The 1905 Revolution
The End of the Revolution
Stolypin and the Tsar
Peasants into Farmers
Industrialization and Economic Growth: Strikes
The Bosnian Crisis of 1908 and the Balkan Wars; The Alliance System
Women
Religion
Ballets Russes, Silver Age: Decadence, the Empire's Last Hurrah, or Cassandra
Forging Soviet Civilization, 1914-1924
The First World War
Provisional Government and Soviets
The Bolsheviks
Going Boldly Where No One Went Before
How to Build a Communist Society
Destroying an Empire
Empire and Comintern
Cheka and Gulag: The Beginnings
A Sham Democracy
Victory in War, Retreat in Peace
The Soviet Federation
Soviet Women
The Inevitable Triumph of Stalinism? 1924-1941
Lenin and Stalin
The 1920s Intermezzo and the Great Turn
Bolshevik Farming
Collectivization and Dekulakization
Famine
Industrialization
Culture and Religion
The Gulag Archipelago
The Great Terror
A Potemkin Country
Was Stalinism Really Necessary?
The Great Patriotic War and the Cold War, 1941-1953
The Second World War
The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
Before Barbarossa
Barbarossa and Beyond
Soviet Resolve
The Victor's Spoils; Teheran, Yalta, and Potsdam
Postwar Reconstruction
Foreign Affairs
Embattled Leader of the "Second World," 1953-1982
At the Apex
The Struggle for Stalin's Mantle
Champion of the Third World
Mao, Khrushchev, and Beyond
The "Secret" Speech and Its Consequences
Khrushchev's Domestic Program and Fall
Collective Leadership and Leonid Brezhnev
The Fall of the Soviet Union and Beyond, 1982-2013
Religion and Nationalism
Brezhnev's Successors
Glasnost' and Perestroika
Gorbachev Reforms His Country
Gorbachev Embattled
Russia and Its Former Colonies
Change and Continuity in Russia
Vladimir Putin
Past and Present
Chronology
Index
About the Author

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