A History of Russia to 1855 - Volume 1

Paperback | July 26, 2010

byNicholas Riasanovsky, Mark Steinberg

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Now completely revised in this eighth edition, A History of Russia covers the entire span of the country's history, from ancient times to the post-communist present. Keeping with the hallmark of the text, Riasanovsky and Steinberg examine all aspects of Russia's history - political,international, military, economic, social, and cultural - with a commitment to objectivity, fairness, and balance, and to reflecting recent research and new trends in scholarly interpretation. New chapters on politics, society, and culture since 1991 explore Russia's complex experience aftercommunism and discuss its chances of becoming a more stable and prosperous country in the future.Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume history available, A History of Russia is also available in two split volumes - the first covers early Russia through the nineteenth century and the second ranges from 1855 to the present. Volume II features an additional introductory chapter that linksRussia's modern history to the events that preceded it.New to this Edition:* Greater attention to social and cultural history * Updated to cover the Putin and Medvedev administrations* Increased coverage of women and everyday life * Expanded treatment of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century* Completely redesigned maps with new full-color reference maps

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Now completely revised in this eighth edition, A History of Russia covers the entire span of the country's history, from ancient times to the post-communist present. Keeping with the hallmark of the text, Riasanovsky and Steinberg examine all aspects of Russia's history - political,international, military, economic, social, and cultura...

Nicholas Riasanovsky is Professor Emeritus of History the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of several books, including A Parting of Ways: Government and the Educated Public in Russia: 1801-1855 (1976) and The Image of Peter the Great in Russian History and Thought (OUP, 1985). Mark Steinberg is Professor of History...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 6.18 × 9.25 × 0.59 inPublished:July 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195341988

ISBN - 13:9780195341980

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MapsIllustrationsNew to the Eighth EditionPreface to the Eighth EditionPart I: Introduction1. The Geographical Environment2. Russia before the RussiansPart II: Kievan Rus3. The Origins of the Kievan State4. Kievan Rus: A Political Outline5. Kievan Rus: Economy, Society, Institutions6. Kievan Rus: Religion and CulturePart III: Appanage Russia7. Appanage Russia: Introduction8. The Mongols and Russia9. Lord Novgorod the Great10. The Southwest and the Northeast11. The Rise of Moscow12. Appanage Russia: Economy, Society, Institutions13. Appanage Russia: Religion and Culture14. The Lithuanian-Russian StatePart IV: Muscovite Russia15. The Reigns of Ivan the Terrible, 1533-84, and of Theodore, 1584-9816. The Time of Troubles, 1598-161317. The Reigns of Michael, 1613-45, Alexis, 1645-76, and Theodore, 1676-8218. Muscovite Russia: Economy, Society, Institutions19. Muscovite Russia: Religion and CulturePart V: Imperial Russia20. The Reign of Peter the Great, 1682-172521. Russian History from Peter the Great to Catherine the Great: The Reigns of Catherine I, 1725-27, Peter II, 1727-30, Anne, 1730-40, Ivan VI, 1740-41, Elizabeth, 1741-62, and Peter III, 176222. The Reigns of Catherine the Great, 1762-96, and paul, 1796-180123. The Economic and Social Development of Russia in the Eighteenth Century24. Russian Culture in the Eighteenth Century25. The Reign of Alexander I, 1801-2526. The Reign of Nicholas I, 1825-5527. The Economic and Social Development of Russia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century28. Russian Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century