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A brief history of Russia, Michael Kort

Label
A brief history of Russia
Title
A brief history of Russia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kort
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book covers the history of Russia, the world's largest nation -- from its early beginnings in the ninth century when Rurik, a Varangian king, established the first Russian state near Kiev, to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin. Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure, A Brief History of Russia provides a comprehensive and accessible account of this vast country's history. A chronology, bibliography, suggested reading, and other helpful features enrich this invaluable book. Coverage includes: The conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde; The reign of terror by Ivan the Terrible; The start of modernization under Peter the Great; The rise to the center of European power under Catherine the Great; The Russian Revolution and the emergence of the superpower Soviet Union; The disintegration of the Soviet Union; Vladimir Putin's terms as president and his plans for the country's future. - Publisher
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Summary
Provides an overview of Russia, from its early beginnings in the ninth century to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin, detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
260858
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kort, Michael
Dewey number
947
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK40
LC item number
.K67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Brief history (Facts on File)
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  • Rurik, House of
  • Romanov, House of
  • Post-communism
  • Kievan Rus
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
Target audience
adult
Label
A brief history of Russia, Michael Kort
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-287) and index
Contents
Before the Russians, Kievan Rus, and Muscovite Russia (Tenth century B.C.E.-1462 C.E.) -- Independence and unification: the last Rurikids to the first Romanovs (1462-1694) -- Imperial Russia: the eras of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great (1694-1801) -- The nineteenth-century crisis: the mystic and the knout (1801-1855) -- Reform, reaction, and revolution (1855-1917) -- The golden and silver ages: Russian cultural achievement from Pushkin to world War I (1820-1917) -- Soviet Russia: utopian dreams and dystopian realities (1917-1953) -- Soviet Russia: reform, decline, and collapse (1953-1991) -- Post-Soviet Russia: Yeltsin and Putin (1991-2008) -- Conclusion: the Russian riddle
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 310 p.
Isbn
9780816071135
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)234237690
  • (OCoLC)ocn234237690
Label
A brief history of Russia, Michael Kort
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-287) and index
Contents
Before the Russians, Kievan Rus, and Muscovite Russia (Tenth century B.C.E.-1462 C.E.) -- Independence and unification: the last Rurikids to the first Romanovs (1462-1694) -- Imperial Russia: the eras of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great (1694-1801) -- The nineteenth-century crisis: the mystic and the knout (1801-1855) -- Reform, reaction, and revolution (1855-1917) -- The golden and silver ages: Russian cultural achievement from Pushkin to world War I (1820-1917) -- Soviet Russia: utopian dreams and dystopian realities (1917-1953) -- Soviet Russia: reform, decline, and collapse (1953-1991) -- Post-Soviet Russia: Yeltsin and Putin (1991-2008) -- Conclusion: the Russian riddle
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 310 p.
Isbn
9780816071135
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)234237690
  • (OCoLC)ocn234237690

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