Russia: A Short History

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Oneworld, 2002 - History - 265 pages
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This concise and informative volume covers the entire sweep of Russian history, from the earliest settlers to the state of this complex country at the end of the 20th century. It pays particular atte ntion to the events of the last 300 years, beginning with the reign of Peter the Great, before continuing to chart the development of economic, social and political institutions right up to the fall of the Communists in the 20th century. At the centre of the book is the highly topical theme of national identity, bringing Russian history to life and heightening its relevance for students, travellers and interested readers alike.

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User Review  - Sterling Gray - Goodreads

It was a nice overview of history. Spoiler Alert! Communism fails at the end. Read full review

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User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

I read this on the plane to Vilnius, Lithuania on the way to a Baltia/Russia tour. It is a very short history, a whirlwind tour. The author is upfront and apologetic about this in the introduction ... Read full review

Contents

ONE THE BEGINNINGS
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TWO THE RISE OF MUSCOVITE RUSSIA
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THREE TIMES OF TROUBLES AND GRANDEUR
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About the author (2002)

Abraham Ascher is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Graduate Center, City University of New York. His recent works include" The Revolution of 1905: Russia in Disarray "(Stanford, 1988)," The Revolution of 1905: Authority Restored "(Stanford, 1992), and" P. A. Stolypin: The Search for Stability in Late Imperial Russia "(Stanford, 2000).

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