Conquest of a Continent Siberia and the Russians

ISBN-10: 0801489229
ISBN-13: 9780801489228
Edition: 2004
Authors: W. Bruce Lincoln
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Description: Stretching from the Urals to the Arctic Ocean to China, Siberia is so vast that the continental United States and Western Europe could be fitted into its borders, with land to spare. Yet, in only six decades, Russian trappers, cossacks, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 5/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Stretching from the Urals to the Arctic Ocean to China, Siberia is so vast that the continental United States and Western Europe could be fitted into its borders, with land to spare. Yet, in only six decades, Russian trappers, cossacks, and adventurers crossed this huge territory, beginning in the 1580s a process of conquest that continues to this day. As rich in resources as it was large in size, Siberia brought the Russians a sixth of the world's gold and silver, a fifth of its platinum, a third of its iron, and a quarter of its timber. The conquest of Siberia allowed Russia to build the modern world's largest empire, and Siberia's vast natural wealth continues to play a vital part in determining Russia's place in international affairs.Bleak yet romantic, Siberia's history comes to life in W. Bruce Lincoln's epic telling. The Conquest of a Continent, first published in 1993, stands as the most comprehensive and vivid account of the Russians in Siberia, from their first victories over the Mongol Khans to the environmental degradation of the twentieth century. Dynasties of incomparable wealth, such as the Stoganovs, figure into the story, as do explorers, natives, gold seekers, and the thousands of men and women sentenced to penal servitude or forced labor in Russia's great wilderness prisonhouse.

Maps
Prologue
The Beginnings
The Fury of God
"Great Khan of All the People Living in Felt Tents"
Batu's Winter War
On Kulikovo Field
The Russians Take Siberia
Anika and His Sons
Ermak's "Conquest"
The Siberians
To the Great Ocean
Searching for Grain
Discovering a Passage Between Two Continents
Life on the Siberian Frontier
The Russians Explore Their Conquest
The Demidovs, Frontier Iron, and Tsar Peter
Bering's First Voyage
The Great Northern Expedition
The Russians "Discover" America
The "Russian Columbus"
At the Threshold of a New Era
The Largest Part of the Russian Empire
Governor-General Speranskii
Katorga and Ssylka
Two Princesses
Dostoevskii in the "House of the Dead"
The Search for Gold
Muravev Takes the Amur
Kennan's Journey
The "Politicals"
"By Administrative Process"
Lenin in Exile
An Iron Road Across Asia
Building the World's Longest Railroad
Amur River Boats and Russia's Manchurian Connection
Lake Baikal
"A Small Victorious War"
The Immigrants
Siberia's Wild East
The Lena Goldfields Massacre
"I Hate the Autocracy So Much"
Before the Storm
War and Revolution
Red Siberia
The Czech Legion
"Pitch-forked into the Melee"
Siberia's Supreme Ruler
The Bolsheviks Take Siberia
Jack Scott and Siberia's Magnetic Mountain
Edible Fossils
Socialist Reconstruction
The Great Relocation
Siberia's Modern Age
Stalin's Last Years
Virgin Lands
Bratsk Power Station
The BAM
The Riches of Samotlor and Urengoi
Siberia's Soviet Heritage
Acknowledgments
Key to Abbreviations
Notes
Works and Sources Cited
Index

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