The book gives a good overview of the history of social and political life in the russia from the earliest times to about the turn of the 20th century. And so the author goes over a 1,000year history of russia, starting with the vikings all the way modernday era. Below are five books that explore russia and the former soviet union. In ancient times, greek and iranian settlements appeared in the southernmost portions of what is now ukraine. Known as the synodal era of russian orthodoxy, this is the era of empresses elizabeth and catherine the great, the persecution of the adamant metropolitan arsenius, the towering figure of konstantin pobedonostsev, and the. Online shopping for russia history from a great selection at books store. Poetry and readers in the golden age of russian literature.
All the major russian social groups have separate chapters and the volume also includessurveysonthenon. With the power of lenins tomb and balkan ghosts, an illuminating portrait of contemporary russia. Ive just received the advance authors copy of the uk version of my new book a short history of russia all russian history in 190 pages. A history cuts through the myths and mystery that have surrounded this nation from its earliest days, with startling revelations from classified archives that until recently were not even known to exist. It offers and empirically supports a uniform explanation of both the contraction and the recovery. History of russia this is a wikipedia book, a collection of wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book.
A history of russia edition 6 by nicholas valentine. List of books and articles about russian geography online. The adoption of greek christianity had farreaching importance for russia, politically and culturally. Other articles where history of russia is discussed. So, needing a book to read is never an issue here the question is more about which book is best to start with. Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of russian history since the ninth century.
Its the multiple identity of russia emerged from this book and showed how the society changed as a result of the major events war against napoleon in 1812 is one of the most significant and being successfully reflected through russian literature. Inner eurasia from prehistory to the mongol empire by david christian listed under asian history. This book presents, from the perspective of one of its central actors, the profound liberating character of the early russian. A leading russian literary critic of the 20th century viktor shklovsky, in his book, zoo, or letters not about love, wrote, russian literature has a bad tradition. Trotsky finished writing it in russian in 1930 and was then translated into english by max eastman in 1932. Lih html at uc press lessons of october, by leon trotsky, trans. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. James meeks top 10 books of russia books the guardian. The novel is divided into six parts arranged in nonchronological order. This manipulation finds fertile ground within russian society. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. History of russia this is a wikipedia book, a collection of wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as. Without going into trivial details and never being verbose, the book surveys the political, economic, social, religious landscapes and other areas too.
Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, the history of the russian revolution offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book starts with the experience of russia since the end of central planning. Russia at the time was at war with germany as part of an entente or threecountry coalition that also included great britain and france. Top 10 books about the russian revolution books the. Keeping with the hallmark of the text, riasanovsky and steinberg examine all aspects of russia s history political, international, military, economic, social, andculturalwith a commitment to objectivity, fairness, and balance. Politically, the greek church became subservient to the state, whereas the roman church did not. Russia has been dominated by strong leaders throughout its history. From tsarism to the twentyfirst century, third edition 9780674034938. Staraya ladoga and novgorod became the first major cities of the new union of immigrants from scandinavia with the slavs and finnougrians. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Michael honig wrote fiction to depict the catastrophic rise and rule of putin in russia, but found the most inspiration in terrifying nonfiction. For more than two centuries, and despite being situated in different hemispheres, the u. Russian books for children learn russian, books, best books. Volume one encompasses developments before the reign of peter i.
Whether you are interested in russia by itself, or in the richness and strangeness of human life in general, time spent in these volumes will not, i promise. John stevens cabot abbott 1805 1877 a history of russia from 500 b. As with most of the books on this list, services book provides. In his latest book, the last of the tsars, he recounts the story of the man whose inadequacies prompted the collapse of his dynasty. Russia relations the united states and russia have been in contact since the u. Some of those books describe serfdom and the russian culture better than many history books can. Wright html at raymond robins own story, by william hard illustrated html at byu russia in 1919, by arthur ransome gutenberg text. Buy a history of russia 8 by riasanovsky, nicholas, steinberg, mark isbn. Sa smith is an oxford historian who has published books on, among other subjects, revolutionary russia and revolutionary china and a handbook to communism. A concise history of russia accessible to students, tourists, and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of russian history since the ninth century.
An interpretive history of russian culture by james h. Russian books for children learning about russia is a topic near and dear to my families heart. The second volume of the cambridge history of russia covers the imperial period 16891917. Russian literature is devoted to the description of unsuccessful love affairs. Accessible to students, tourists, and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of russian history since the ninth century. The country is bounded by norway and finland in the northwest. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. This novel has been named the first psychological novel in russian history, based on the character grigory pechorin, a young officer stationed in the caucasus.
A decade after the soviet collapse, russia remains a country in limbo, a land of vast potential struggling with an unfinished past. It has to be said that as this book is only 320 pages long, no particular period is covered in great depth. Keeping with the hallmark of the text, riasanovsky and steinberg examine all aspects of russia s history political, international, military, economic, social, and culturalwith a commitment to objectivity, fairness, and balance, and to reflecting recent. Top 10 books on vladimir putins russia books the guardian.
The history of russia begins with that of the eastern slavs and the finnougric peoples. Keeping with the hallmark of the text, riasanovsky and steinberg examine all aspects of russias historypolitical, international, military, economic, social, and culturalwith a commitment to objectivity, fairness, and balance, and to reflecting recent research and new trends in scholarly interpretation. The geopolitical future of russia is a geopolitical book by aleksandr dugin. In one survey, conducted by the levada centre, stalin was ranked in first place, closely followed by putin, aleksandr pushkin and lenin. The revolutions of 19171918 chapter 4 the cambridge. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Simon sebag montefiores recommended reading on russia and its revolutions posted on 3rd february 2017 by sally campbell our nonfiction book of the month for february, the romanovs 161918 by simon sebag montefiore, is an exceptional example of this years reflections on the 100 years that have passed since the climactic russian. It encompasses political, economic, social, cultural, diplomatic and military history. The following history is taken from the book, researching the germans from russia, compiled by michael m. A concise history of russia cambridge concise histories.
We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Books by russian authors are prized possessions in most households. Do not expect gripping insights into russias history, but this book is the most detailed single volume work in english suited for a general audience and its also considered to be standard history of russia used by many weste. Now extensively revised in this ninth edition, a history of russia covers the entire span of the countrys history, from ancient times to the postcommunist present. Categories new books in russian and eurasian studies. All the major russian social groups have separate chapters and the volume also includes surveys on the non russian peoples and the governments policies towards them. Buy online, view images and see past prices for a miscellaneous russian history books lot of three. A year chronicle of the wild east by martin sixsmith. Widely acclaimed as the best onevolume survey text available, a history of russia presents the whole span of russias history, from the origins of the kievan state and the building of an empire, to soviet russia, the successor states, and beyond. The brutal and chaotic history of russia s exiles, emigres, and agents abroad. Dec 02, 2016 see the history of russia mapped out starting from the ivans crowning as the first tsar of russia to the present. Rare books division, new york public library, astor, lenox and tilden foundations 9 antireligious poster religion is poison. Widely acclaimed as the best onevolume survey text available, a history of russia presents the whole span of russia s history, from the origins of the kievan state and the building of an empire, to soviet russia, the successor states, and beyond.
Keeping with the hallmark of the text, riasanovsky and steinberg examine all aspects of russias historypolitical, international, military, economic, social, and culturalwith a commitment to objectivity, fairness, and balance, and to. List of books and articles about moscow history online. The cambridge history of russia volume iii the twentieth century edited by ronald grigor suny university of michigan and university of chicago. Meet the worlds youngest professional drummer, the comedian who performed the longest standup show, the magician. Here are 12 books that will give you a good foundation to learning about russia and its history. The brutal and chaotic history of russia s exiles, emigres, and agents abroad soldatov, andrei, borogan, irina on. Immediately download the history of russia summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for studying or teaching history of russia. The history of russia begins with the histories of the east slavs. Because of the impact on covid19 on the world of the physical bookshop, in the uk publication with ebury press penguin random house is being delayed until february 2021. I actually disagree with removing the fiction books. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Offers an updated timeline of significant events in the history of russia and an expanded bibliography of print and online resources. Widely acclaimed as the best onevolume survey text available, a history of russia presents the whole span of russias history, from the origins of the kievan state and the building of an empire. If i wanted to learn about russia culture, national. From ivan the iv to vladimir putin, these rulers have often expanded their power at the expense of the russian people. Do not expect gripping insights into russias history, but this book is the most detailed single volume work in english suited for a general audience and its also considered to be standard history of russia used by many western college courses. The book is a centuriesspanning look at how debutantes and their rituals, from the antebellum south to modernday russia, have shaped marriage and womanhood in america and abroad. Pick 1 may be excellent, but its simply too large for many people. Available on kindle ebook and can be read on any device with the free kindle app.
A journey through russia after the fall by andrew meier book description. My goodness, some of these books helped propel the russian revolution. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. It covers the great contraction of 199298 and the subsequent recovery in 19992006. Miller, published by the institute for regional studies, north dakota state university, fargo, 1987, pages xviixix. The traditional startdate of specifically russian history is the establishment of the rus state in the north in 862 ruled by vikings. A personal record by nn sukhanov this book was necessary reading for all early historians of the revolution. The history of the russian revolution by leon trotsky is a threevolume book on the russian revolution of 1917. In 882 prince oleg of novgorod seized kiev, thereby uniting the northern and.
The ten best history books of 2019 history smithsonian. Many of those books actually have a lot to do with russian history. The story of the germans from russia had its beginning in 1763 while catherine ii, a former german princess of the principality of anhaltzerbst, was empress of russia. Invaluable is the worlds largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles. Nicholas riasanovsky booklist nicholas riasanovsky message board. Thus in russia, though bringing with it many of the benefits of christian thought and ways, the church did not resist the complete. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. The authors style is a flowing narrative that ties together the various historical events.1175 552 783 833 877 981 1540 875 837 139 655 917 459 1472 1032 1440 1089 379 834 697 1296 1045 1098 946 1286 1450 430 872 551 1200 184 84 489 1049 1523 1266 1422 316 557 1352 783 901 260 551