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Russia and the Russians

A History, Second Edition

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$32.00 • £25.95 • €29.00

ISBN 9780674061958

Publication Date: 09/01/2011


752 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

38 halftones, 14 maps

Belknap Press

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  • Preface
  • Introduction: Geopolitics, Ecology, and National Character
  • I. Pre-Imperial Rus and the Beginnings of Empire
    • 1. Kievan Rus, the Mongols, and the Rise of Muscovy
    • 2. Ivan IV and the Expansion of Muscovy
  • II. The Troubled Building of Empire
    • 3. The Turbulent Seventeenth Century
    • 4. Peter the Great and Europeanization
  • III. Russia as European Empire
    • 5. State and Society in the Eighteenth Century
    • 6. The Reigns of Paul, Alexander I, and Nicholas I
  • IV. Imperial Crisis
    • 7. Alexander II’s Uncertain Reforms
    • 8. The Rise of Nationalism
  • V. Revolution and Utopia
    • 9. Social Change and Revolution
    • 10. War and Revolution
    • 11. Social Transformation and Terror
    • 12. Soviet Society Takes Shape
  • VI. The Decline and Fall of Utopia
    • 13. Recovery and Cold War
    • 14. Soviet Society under “Developed Socialism”
    • 15. From Perestroika to Russian Federation
  • Chronology
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2002 Independent Publisher Book Award for History
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