The History of Russia (Google eBook)
When first published, Charles Ziegler's "The History of Russia" was acclaimed as a source of information not easily found elsewhere, and as "clear, balanced, and insightful," by Rajan Menon of Lehigh University. Now Ziegler's remarkable volume returns, fully updated to be the work of choice for readers looking for an introduction to the history of the world's largest country.
"The History of Russia: Second Edition" moves from the 10th-century founding of Kievan Rus to the czars to the Communist Era to the present, with particular emphasis on the fall of the Soviet Union and the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Vladimir Putin. In addition to a new chapter on the tumultuous last decade, this edition features an updated introduction and an expanded chapter on the Yeltsin Era.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - loafhunter13 - LibraryThing
-This engagingly written short history of Russia provides readers with an understanding of Russia's long and complex history through the events of 1998. From its beginnings, through the centuries-long ... Read full review
Review: The History of Russia (The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)User Review - Muzaffer Can Karadayi - Goodreads
I was reading to appreciate Russia, which I thought can offer more to the world during Sochi Olympics and BAM, they took Crimea! Soft and easy reading, also good for explaining why is Russia a one man show and always has been. Similar to Ottoman Empire. Read full review
1 Russia and Its People
2 Kievan Russia and the Mongol Experience
3 Muscovite Russia 12401613
Empire and Expansion 16131855
5 Reform Reaction and Revolution 18551921
6 Building Communism 19211953
7 DeStalinization and Developed Socialism 19531985