A Brief History of Russia

Editor/Author Kort, Michael
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-0829-2
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 50
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure, A Brief History of Russia provides a comprehensive and accessible account of this vast country's history.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Maps
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Before the Russians, Kievan Rus, and Muscovite Russia (Tenth Century b.c.e.-1462 C.E.)
  • Independence and Unification: The Last Rurikids to the First Romanovs (1462-1694)
  • Imperial Russia: The Eras of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great (1694-1801)
  • The Nineteenth-Century Crisis: The Mystic and the Knout (1801-1855)
  • Reform, Reaction, and Revolution (1855-1917)
  • The Golden and Silver Ages: Russian Cultural Achievement from Pushkin to World War I (1820-1917)
  • Soviet Russia: Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Realities (1917-1953)
  • Soviet Russia: Reform, Decline, and Collapse (1953-1991)
  • Post-Soviet Russia: Yeltsin and Putin (1991-2008)
  • Conclusion: The Russian Riddle
  • Appendixes
  • Basic Facts about Russia
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • Suggested Reading