A History of Russia has ratings and 52 reviews. WarpDrive said: RUSSIA Russia. A complex and fascinating history, a rich culture with many a contr. Nicholas Valentine Riasanovsky (December 21, – May 14, ) was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of numerous books on Russian history and European intellectual history. Riasanovsky’s opus is a fairly straightforward attempt at a comprehensive history of Russia.

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To ask other readers fo about A History of Russiaplease sign up. I enjoyed learning a lot. Timid though the voice of Soviet intellectuals is In the family moved to the United States of America, where his father taught at the University of Oregonand his mother’s work The Familyabout the life of a Russian community in a Chinese city, received The Atlantic Monthly Prize for fiction in It is incredibly readable as well dedicating entire sections to the aforementioned: The authors are well read and sometimes appear to be unable to strongly favor any point of view.

For its coverage of Russia prior to I would give it five stars. By peasant cart I fain would haste in nightly darkness, Through the lone russiaa and village desolate, How hospitable shines the sole beam sparkling To me from each poor hut! Happily, it also exposed me to several excellent composers and writers with whom I was previously unfamiliar.

Insomma, una bellissima presentazione della storia e della cultura russa, con spunti per ulteriori approfondimenti. New to this Edition: Part of the problem is that we forget Churchill’s point: I think that the following extract from the poem “To My Country” rasanovsky the great 19th century Russian poet Lermontov captures some of the uniqueness and beauty of Russia: Never underestimate the power of a good textbook, especially in the face of a poor lecturer.

Thelonious Monk Robin Kelley. The book narrative is easy and difficult in some pa With all the recent activity in Ukraine and Crimea,the history of Russia deserves another opportunity to be read it again. 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 to the present.


Russia, whose Tsarist flag as also reflected, with modifications, in the current Russian presidential flagrepresents symbolically the very essence of the Russian core: This is why one must utilize post-Soviet materials in order to get a good understanding of Soviet history. Why, I cannot say; The endless snowy Steppes so silent brooding, In the pine forests Autumn winds pursuing– The flood’s high water on all sides in May. He seems to skate right over that kind of thing. I wanted a chronological survey, and I got a decent one.

Yes, I did read the whole thing, thank you very much. Drawing on both primary sources and major interpretive works, this sixth edition updates its existing coverage of the social, economic, cultural, political and military events of Russia’s past and includes a new chapter on the post-Gorbachev era as well as helpful updated bibliographies and reading source lists.

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Perhaps Riasanovsky sympathized with the Communists. Although German history was my primary focus in Graduate School, I would be hard-pressed to come up with as comprehensive and useful a history of that country, from its misty past in prehistory to the conflagrations of the Twentieth Century and the comparable stability since, as this book is for Russia. I found all of that and more. Sincehe has been editor of the journal Slavic Review. 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 to the present.

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Richard Stites A History of Russia 19, Even though it was around pages, I remember clearly both my husband and me reading easily and quickly through it and discussing it at length. He is the author of several books, including A Parting of Ways: He whitewashes the atrocities of the Soviet government considerably.

Gratis verzending 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren Ophalen bij een bol. Overall, I am better informed about Russia and know which topics I would want to read about This book was a bear of a book. For an overview of Russian history, from Kievan Rus to the post-communist rule of Vladimir Putin, this book does a good job. Russian Winter by Vladimir Zhdanov THE BOOK Considering the often superficial, ill-informed, and ideologically biased portrait of Russia infesting many publications and commentaries, I approached the reading of this book with a bit of trepidation, and with very moderate expectations.


Apr 04, Michael Linton rated it it was ok. Welke opties voor jouw bestelling beschikbaar zijn, zie je bij het afronden van de bestelling. It must also be said, though, that as this book is just an overview even though it is a page oneit will probably leave all readers who happen to have prior detailed knowledge of Russian history quite unsatisfied; but I must also highlight that I found it remarkable how much information the authors managed to pack into a single volume.

Het is echter risanovsky een enkel geval mogelijk dat door omstandigheden de bezorging vertraagd is. Pagine interessantissime, seppur stringate, sulla letteratura russa dal Gran bel libro, veramente. It’s well indexed and comes with useful appendixes for references, e.

Volume II features an additional introductory chapter that links Russia’s modern history to the events that preceded it.

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I would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn about Russia for the very first time. Trivia About A History of Russia. I was after a one-volume comprehensive overview, an university textbook that, in an academically appropriate way and in a nuanced and unbiased manner, would help me improve my knowledge of the fascinating Russian history, in particular of the Pre-Soviet period.

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A History of Russia

Further, there is an extensive list of reading material provided at the end of the text for those who wish riaeanovsky get into more detail on a given period than was allowed for in this volume. Oct 30, Eric rated it it was amazing. Without being at the same time too neutral to be indifferent, it gives an understanding of the debates surrounding Russian historiography.

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