A History of Russia: Peoples, Legends, Events, Forces Since 1800

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Houghton Mifflin, 2004 - History - 532 pages
A History of Russia: Peoples, Legends, Events, Forces is a comprehensive narrative conceived and developed after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Informed by the burgeoning historiography of the 1990s, the text balances political and economic explorations of everyday life, social roles, cultural dynamics, and gender issues. Many texts on this subject are written from a pre-Confederation point of view that may be unsuitable for today's classroom. This text provides strong coverage of 20th-century Russia and the U.S.S.R. without sacrificing its coverage of earlier historical periods.

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Alliance with Napoleon and Speranskys Vision 18071812
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Richard Stites is professor of history at Georgetown University. He has published books with Oxford, Cambridge, and Princeton. In 1989 he won the prestigious Wayne Vucinich award presented annually by Slavic historians to the best new book in their field. He also contributed a chapter to the Third Edition of Houghton Mifflin's Becoming Visible text. He earned his Ph.D from Harvard in the areas of social and intellectual history of 19th- and 20th-century Russia. He has since become known for his work in the areas of 19th- and 20th-century gender and culture as well.

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