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Longman History of Russia


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The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

3rd Edition

Martin Mccauley
September 21, 2007

'An expert in probing mafia-type relationships in present-day Russia, Martin McCauley here offers a vigorously written scrutiny of Soviet politics and society since the days of Lenin and Stalin.'John Keep, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto.The birth of the Soviet Union surprised many; its...

The Emergence of Russia 750-1200

The Emergence of Russia 750-1200

1st Edition

Simon Franklin, Jonathan Shepard
April 03, 1996

This eagerly awaited volume, the first of its kind by western scholars, describes the development amongst the diverse inhabitants of the immense landmass between the Carpathians and Urals of a political, economic and social nexus (underpinned by a common culture and, eventually, a common faith),...

The Soviet Union 1917-1991

The Soviet Union 1917-1991

2nd Edition

Martin Mccauley
May 04, 1993

A second edition of this famous survey has been eagerly awaited. When the first edition appeared Brezhnev was still in power, Gorbachev did not make it to the index, and the USSR was a superpower. Today the Soviet experiment is over and the USSR no longer exists. How? Why? Martin McCauley has...

Russia in the Age of Reaction and Reform 1801-1881

Russia in the Age of Reaction and Reform 1801-1881

1st Edition

David Saunders
November 02, 1992

This eagerly awaited study of Russia under Alexander I, Nicholas I and Alexander II -- the Russia of War and Peace and Anna Karenina -- brings the series near to completion. David Saunders examines Russia's failure to adapt to the era of reform and democracy ushered into the rest of Europe by the...

The Making of Russian Absolutism 1613-1801

The Making of Russian Absolutism 1613-1801

2nd Edition

Paul Dukes
November 05, 1990

Revised and expanded, the second edition of this fascinating study surveys the first two centuries of Romanov rule from the foundation of the dynasty by Michael Romanov in 1613 to the accession of Alexander I in 1801.The central theme of the book is the growth of absolutism in Russia throughout...

Formation of Muscovy 1300 - 1613, The

Formation of Muscovy 1300 - 1613, The

1st Edition

Robert O. Crummey
May 18, 1987

This is a comprehensive account of the rise of the late medieval Russian monarchy with Moscow as its capital, which was to become the territorial core of the Soviet Union. The legacy of the Grand Princes and Tsars of Muscovy -- a tradition of strong governmental authority, the absence of legal...

Russia in the Age of Modernisation and Revolution 1881 - 1917

Russia in the Age of Modernisation and Revolution 1881 - 1917

1st Edition

H. Rogger
November 07, 1983

Hans Rogger's study of Russia under the last two Tsars takes as its starting point what the Russians themselves saw as the central issue confronting their nation: the relationship between state and society, and its effects on politics, economics and class in these critical years....

The Crisis of Medieval Russia 1200-1304

The Crisis of Medieval Russia 1200-1304

1st Edition

John Fennell
May 23, 1983

John Fennell's history of thirteenth-century Russia is the only detailed study in English of the period, and is based on close investigation of the primary sources. His account concentrates on the turbulent politics of northern Russia, which was ultimately to become the tsardom of Muscovy, but he...

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