Russia: A History by Gregory L. Freeze

Russia: A History

byGregory L. Freeze

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The history of Russia - from Kievan Rus to Vladimir PutinRussia: A History cuts through the myths and mystery that have surrounded Russia from its earliest days, with startling revelations from classified archives that until comparatively recently were not even known to exist.A distinguished team of historians has stripped away the propaganda and preconceptions of the past to tell the definitive story of Russia, from tenth-century Kiev and Muscovy through empire and revolution to the fall of Communism and the 'new order' of the 1990s and early 21st century. A compellingstory in its own right, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Russia and its place in the world. This updated edition now covers the developments in the Putin era in the first decade of the 21st century.

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Gregory L. Freeze is Beinfield Professor of History at Brandeis University, Massachusetts. He has been a research associate of the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University since 1972, and is chief editor and director of the Russian Archives Series.
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Title:Russia: A HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.06 inPublished:November 21, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199560412

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Editor's PrefaceGlossary of Terms1. Janet Martin: From Kiev to Muscovy: The Beginnings to 14502. Nancy Shields Kollmann: Muscovite Russia, 1450-15983. Hans-Joachim Torke: From Muscovy towards St Petersburg, 1598-16894. John T. Alexander: The Petrine Era and After, 1689-17405. Gary Marker: The Age of Enlightenment, 1740-18016. David L. Ransel: Pre-Reform Russia, 1801-18557. Gregory L. Freeze: Reform and Counter-Reform, 1855-19008. Reginald E. Zelnik: Revolutionary Russia, 1890-19149. Daniel T. Orlovsky: Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-192110. William B. Husband: The New Economic Policy (NEP) and the Revolutionary Experiment, 1921-192911. Lewis Siegelbaum: Building Stalinism, 1929-194112. William C. Fuller, Jr: The Great Fatherland War and Late Stalinism, 1941-195313. Gregory L. Freeze: From Stalinism to Stagnation, 1953-198514. Gregory L. Freeze: Meltdown, Rebuilding, Reform, 1996-2008MapsChronologyFurther ReadingIndex

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"a lavishly illustrated volume, with a heavy-weight text" --Edward Acton, The European