A History of Russia

Medieval, Modern, Contemporary, c.882-1996

A History of Russia

Book Pages: 421 Illustrations: 4 maps Published: December 1997

Author: Paul Dukes

European Studies > Eastern Europe and Russia, History > European History

Is today’s Russia capable of democracy, the free market, and a pluralist ideology? In this new edition of A History of Russia, Paul Dukes investigates these questions, taking into full account the extraordinary changes that have occurred since the arrival of first Mikhail Gorbachev and then Boris Yeltsin. Substantially expanded and rewritten, this new edition sets these events within the context of over 1100 years of Russian history. Dukes reviews the successive phases in Russian history from medieval Kiev and Muscovy to the current post-Soviet Union, with distinctive sections on political, economic, and cultural aspects of each period.
With its breadth of scope and conciseness of presentation, this third edition of A History of Russia will be invaluable to students of European and Russian history, and also to students of Russian language, literature, and social science.



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Paul Dukes is Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen and is the author of many books, including A History of Europe, The Making of Russian Absolutism, and World Order in History.

Table of Contents Back to Top
Chronology of Key Events vii

Preface to the First Edition ix

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Preface to the Third Edition xiii

General Introduction 1

Part One: Medieval Russia: Kiev to Moscow 4

Part Two: Modern Russia: The Tsarist Empire 63

Part Three: Contemporary Russia: The USSR and After 203

Notes 363

Select Bibliography 400

Index 422
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Paper ISBN: 978-0-8223-2096-8 / Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-2082-1
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