A History

Author: Geoffrey A. Hosking

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674004733

Category: History

Page: 718

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Chronicles the history of the Russian Empire from the Mongol Invasion, through the Bolshevik Revolution, to the aftereffects of the Cold War.
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A History

Author: Geoffrey A. Hosking

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674061958

Category: History

Page: 728

View: 6786

Hosking follows the country&s history from the Slavs& first emergence in the historical record in the sixth century C.E. to the Russians& persistent appearances in today&s headlines. The second edition covers the presidencies of Vladimir Putin and Dmitrii Medvedev and the struggle to make Russia a viable functioning state for all its citizens.
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Author: David MacKenzie,Michael W. Curran

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 776

View: 1454

In this revision of their best-selling text, MacKenzie and Curran present a clear and objective account of the history of Russians and other eastern Slavs from its beginnings in ancient Rus to the demise of the Soviet Union and, most recently, the Putin presidency. Acclaimed in the field for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and accuracy, the text balances social/cultural history with political history. The authors' approach weaves the external geographic determinism of the Eurasian school and the organic, inner-oriented approach of Russian historians.
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People and Empire, 1552-1917

Author: Geoffrey A. Hosking

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674781191

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 4039

Discusses the sixteenth century roots of the lack of a unified Russian identity, the division between the gentry and the peasantry, and the widening gap in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries which led to revolution and continues to affect Russia today.
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A Short History

Author: Loren R. Graham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521287890

Category: Science

Page: 321

View: 2847

By the 1980s the Soviet scientific establishment had become the largest in the world, but very little of its history was known in the West. What has been needed for many years in order to fill that gap in our knowledge is a history of Russian and Soviet science written for the educated person who would like to read one book on the subject. This book has been written for that reader. The history of Russian and Soviet science is a story of remarkable achievements and frustrating failures. That history is presented here in a comprehensive form, and explained in terms of its social and political context. Major sections include the tsarist period, the impact of the Russian Revolution, the relationship between science and Soviet society, and the strengths and weaknesses of individual scientific disciplines. The book also discusses the changes brought to science in Russia and other republics by the collapse of communism in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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Author: David MacKenzie,Michael W. Curran

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Kievan Rus

Page: 733

View: 2820

This text presents a comprehensive look at the history of Russia and the other republics of the former Soviet Union from the beginnings in ancient Russia to the present. The book provides a balanced view of Russian and Soviet history, treating not only political, military, and diplomatic history, but socioeconomic, religious, and cultural history of the region as well.
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Russland - Europa - Amerika

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406725023

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 5969

Gleichheit oder Oligarchie, Individualismus oder Unfreiheit, Wahrheit oder Fake News – die Welt, wie wir sie kannten, steht am Scheideweg. Viel hat der Westen selbst dazu beigetragen. Aber er hat auch mächtige Feinde, die seine Institutionen mit allen Mitteln – von der Finanzierung des Rechtspopulismus in Europa bis zum Cyberwar – untergraben wollen. Wer diese Gegner sind, wie sie vorgehen und wie bedrohlich die Lage ist, das beschreibt das aufsehenerregende neue Buch von Tim Snyder. Mit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges hatten die liberalen Demokratien des Westens gesiegt. Von nun an würde die Menschheit eine friedvolle, globalisierte Zukunft erwarten. Doch das war ein Irrtum. Seit Putin seine Macht in Russland etabliert hat, rollt eine Welle des Autoritarismus von Osten nach Westen, die Europ... a erfasst hat und mit Donald Trump auch im Weißen Haus angekommen ist. Tim Snyder, Autor des Weltbestsellers «Über Tyrannei», beschreibt in seinem Buch den Aufstieg dieser neuen «rechten Internationalen», schildert ihre bedrohlichen Ziele und zeigt, wie sehr die Grundlagen unserer Demokratie in Gefahr sind.
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An Historical Introduction from the Kievan State to the Present

Author: John M. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ancient world

Page: 330

View: 5282

This book presents a brief, lucid account of Russian and Soviet history from ancient Kievan Rus’ to Borris Yeltsin’s dispersal of the anti-reform parliament. Thompson’s balanced treatment pays equal attention to the early and modern periods of Russian history. This new, thoroughly revised edition reassesses the legacy of the Brezhnev period, looks at the crucial transitional role of Mikhail Gorbachev, analyzes the dramatic breakup of the Soviet Union, and provides an overview of the emergence of noncommunist Russia. An all new chapter focuses on events since 1991, including the war in Chechenya and Russia’s relations with the other post-Soviet successor states.The text is supplemented with maps and illustrations and includes bibliographies and suggested readings at the end of each chapter. Designed for use by students in either a one- or two-semester introductory course in Russian history; Russia and the Soviet Union will also be valuable to any reader seeking to become aquatinted with the story of the Russian people—their traditions and courage, their tragedies and triumphs, and their remarkable contribution to European and world culture.
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Author: Robert A. Saunders,Vlad Strukov

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874602

Category: History

Page: 772

View: 2856

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation provides insight into this rapidly developing country. The volume includes coverage of pivotal movements, events, and persons in the late Soviet Union (1985-1991) and contemporary Russia (1991-present), as well as detailed entries covering the country's expansive geography, unique culture, diverse ethnic groups, and complex political and social environment. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, and organizations.
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From the Time of Troubles to the Collapse of the Soviet Union

Author: Steven A. Usitalo,William Benton Whisenhunt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 146164318X

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 3504

An original and thought-provoking text, Russian and Soviet History uses noteworthy themes and important events from Russian history to spark classroom discussion. Consisting of twenty essays written by experts in each area, the book showcases current thinking on Russian cultural, political, economic, and social history from the sixteenth century to the demise of the Soviet "experiment." Informed by both archival work and published sources, this text introduces students to Russian history in an accessible and provocative format, and its eclectic essays offer readers an incomparable taste of the complexity and richness of Russia.
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The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present

Author: Zvi Y. Gitelman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253338112

Category: History

Page: 297

View: 8921

A century ago the Russian Empire contained the largest Jewish community in the world, numbering about five million people. Today, the Jewish population of the former Soviet Union has dwindled to half a million, but remains probably the world's third largest Jewish community. In the intervening century the Jews of that area have been at the center of some of the most dramatic events of modern history -- two world wars, revolutions, pogroms, political liberation, repression, and the collapse of the USSR. They have gone through tumultuous upward and downward economic and social mobility and experienced great enthusiasms and profound disappointments. In startling photographs from the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and with a lively and lucid narrative, A Century of Ambivalence traces the historical experience of Jews in Russia from a period of creativity and repression in the second half of the 19th century through the paradoxes posed by the post-Soviet era. This redesigned edition, which includes more than 200 photographs and two substantial new chapters on the fate of Jews and Judaism in the former Soviet Union, is ideal for general readers and classroom use.
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Author: Paul Bushkovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504444

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.
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A Social and Cultural History

Author: Priscilla R. Roosevelt

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300072627

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 9633

This lavishly illustrated book is the first in any language to explore fully the vanished world of the Russian country estate. Russian studies scholar Priscilla Roosevelt brings to life these magnificent aristocratic dwellings, discussing their origins, design, and decoration; the social, family, and cultural life within their walls; and their demise after the 1917 revolution. 72 color & 158 b&w illustrations.
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From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya

Author: David R. Stone

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985028

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 1052

A concise but comprehensive exploration of Russia's military past, this book traces the course of Russia's wars, both victories and defeats, showing how war has shaped Russian society and how the nature of Russian society has shaped Russia's military and the wars it has fought.
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Leben auf den Trümmern des Sozialismus

Author: Swetlana Alexijewitsch

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446244123

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 1618

Der Kalte Krieg ist seit über zwanzig Jahren vorbei, doch das postsowjetische Russland sucht noch immer nach einer neuen Identität. Während man im Westen nach wie vor von der Gorbatschow-Zeit schwärmt, will man sie in Russland am liebsten vergessen. Inzwischen gilt Stalin dort vielen, auch unter den Jüngeren, wieder als großer Staatsmann, wie überhaupt die sozialistische Vergangenheit immer öfter nostalgisch verklärt wird. Für Swetlana Alexijewitsch leben die Russen gleichsam in einer Zeit des "secondhand", der gebrauchten Ideen und Worte. Wie ein vielstimmiger Chor erzählen die Menschen in ihrem neuen Buch von der radikalen gesellschaftlichen Umwälzung in den zurückliegenden Jahren.
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Tombstone of Russian Power

Author: Anatol Lieven

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300078817

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 1164

The humiliation of Russia by separatist rebels in the Chechen War marked a key moment in Russian - and perhaps world - history. In this new analysis Anatol Lieven offers a riveting account of the war as a means to explore the painful fate of the post-Soviet state.
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Author: Charles E. Ziegler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303937

Category: History

Page: 242

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Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.
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Author: Abbott Gleason

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444308426

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 4730

This companion comprises 28 essays by international scholars offering an analytical overview of the development of Russian history from the earliest Slavs through to the present day. Includes essays by both prominent and emerging scholars from Russia, Great Britain, the US, and Canada Analyzes the entire sweep of Russian history from debates over how to identify the earliest Slavs, through the Yeltsin Era, and future prospects for post-Soviet Russia Offers an extensive review of the medieval period, religion, culture, and the experiences of ordinary people Offers a balanced review of both traditional and cutting-edge topics, demonstrating the range and dynamism of the field
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The Synodal Era and the Sectarians -- 1725 to 1894

Author: Daniel H. Shubin

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875864279

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 1339

From the legendary visit of Apostle Andrew to the conclusion of Soviet authority in 1990, Daniel Shubin presents the entire history of Christianity in Russia in a multi-volume series. The events, people and politics that forged the earliest traditions of.
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The Russian Empire and Its Rivals

Author: Dominic Lieven

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300097269

Category: History

Page: 486

View: 1134

Focusing on the Tsarist and Soviet empires of Russia, Lieven reveals the nature and meaning of all empires throughout history. He examines factors that mold the shape of the empires, including geography and culture, and compares the Russian empires with other imperial states, from ancient China and Rome to the present-day United States. Illustrations.
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