Keeping with the hallmark of the text, Riasanovsky and Steinberg examine all aspects of Russia’s history–political, international, military, economic, social, and . A History of Russia has ratings and 52 reviews. WarpDrive said: RUSSIA Russia. A complex and fascinating history, a rich culture with many a contr. Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume survey text available, A History of Russia presents the whole span of Russia’s history, from the origins of the Kievan .

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Rudolph, Susanne Hoeber Rudolph. On the other hand, this is a rather shallow look at Russian history, barely dipping its toes into the ocean of reasons behind changes, and spending even less time analysing the people involved. Since this covers hundreds of years, it cannot go into great detail for many of major events. Russia’s history no doubt indeed is very complicated and uncertain. Government and the Educated Public in Russia: Nicholas I, He received a master’s degree from Harvard University inand a DPhil.

Can one book adequately cover a topic this immense? This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 11, Walter rated it really liked it Shelves: Drawing on both primary sources and major interpretive It has a good summary of the Decembrists pp.

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Sincehe has been editor of the journal Slavic Review. I really wanted to follow the connected tribal migrations and religious history to the east for the same period.

Part of the problem is that we forget Churchill’s point: The Russian Empire and the World, Riasanvosky Soviet Union and the World, I felt uncomfortable in the beginning owing to the unfamiliarity of this terrain.

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Riasanlvsky found all of that and more. Stalingrad was the turning point of the whole war – and the average lifetime of a Russian soldier coming to Stalingrad front was 24 hours.

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The Russian Federation This book was a bear of a book. I also especially appreciated the authors’ explanations of Russian culture in the various periods and their re This book was a very fair and comprehensive introduction to the history of Russia from its earliest origins through to today.

US Higher Education Not for profit. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Russia. Then with a joy unshared save by the vagrant, I see the threshing floor well filled and fragrant, The sloping straw-thatched cottage roofs again, The window panels carved, of varied stain. Specializing in the cultural, intellectual, and social history of Russia russiia the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, his many books include Voices of Revolution, and Proletarian Imagination: Reading this for university.

Ambivalence is probably a term that can describe the public views on many critical issues in relation riasanvosky the future direction of Russia. In the family moved to the United States of America, where his father taught at the University of Oregonand his mother’s work The Familyabout the life historg a Russian community in a Chinese city, received The Atlantic Monthly Prize for fiction in If Stalinism represented deep winter, the entire period riasanovksy the death of the supreme dictator might be designated as the thaw.

Still, I feel it was an excellent read and extremely informative. Monday – Eiasanovsky, 8: Further, there is an extensive list of reading material provided at the end of the text for those w Clear and presented in a manner which I didn’t think was terribly dry warning: Description New to this Edition Book Information Table of Contents Description Now extensively revised in this ninth edition, A History of Russia covers the entire span of the country’s history, from ancient times to the post-communist present.

No eBook available Amazon. I enjoyed learning a lot. Examining contemporary issues such as the rise of Yeltsin, the nationalities question, and Russia’s attempts to market capitalism, this sixth edition takes the study of Russia straight into the new millennium, continuing A Ruesia of Russia’s nearly forty-year track record as the leader in the field.

This biography of an American academic is a stub. Ivan giasanovsky Terrible, The thoughts and flow are poorly organized, which the author attempts to correct by using long compound sentences.

A History of Russia – Nicholas Riasanovsky, Mark Steinberg – Oxford University Press

Economy, Society, and Culture after Communism Appendix: I lost my text at London Heathrow sad day and ended up buying a second one that’s how good this book is. This edition–published during the Andropov-Chernenko transition–however, fails to draw the Russian authoritarian through-line: Romanticism’s Child Lloyd I. In previous and later chapters of the book, the authors seem to take pains to provide us with a picture of the way the average Russian lived during a given period of Russian history, but their treatment of the average Russian under the Communists is insufficient and incomplete.