A History

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Drawing on recently opened archival materials, leading American and European scholars provide an authoritative interpretation of Russian history and culture, ranging from the eighth century to the recent creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States. UP.

Oxford University Press
Now fully updated to 2001, this is an authoritative and highly readable introduction to a thousand years of Russian history. From the formation of the Russian state in the 14th century to the political power struggles of the 1990s and the uncertainties of the new millennium, this new history offers a fresh and systematic account of Russian history across six tumultuous centuries. Drawing on the best contemporary scholarship, thirteen international experts reassess and reinterpret the history of one of the world's great powers.
For too long Russian history has been dominated by myths and counter-myths, concocted by those seeking either to legitimize the existing order or to destroy it. New insights into areas previously cloaked in secrecy and an extraordinarily rich array of illustrations, make this book essential reading for anyone interested in Russia and its place in the world.
"[A] brisk, exciting tour of Russia's long journey from its Kievan origins to the early Yeltsin years...stunningly beautiful illustrations and transparent prose."--The Los Angeles Times

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780198605119
Branch Call Number: 947 RUSSI
Characteristics: xvii, 523 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Freeze, Gregory L. 1945-
Notes: Prevised edition: 1997


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