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The History of Russia

By Charles E Ziegler

This engagingly written short history of Russia provides readers with a clear understanding of Russia's long and complex history through the events of 1998. It is the most up-to-date history available. From its beginnings, through the centuries-long reign of the tsars, the Communist revolution, the years under Stalin, the ascent of Gorbachev and the collapse of Communism, and the economic morass in which Russia finds itself today, this account will help the reader to put the tumultuous history that is Russia into perspective. Ziegler, an expert on Russia, discusses not only the political and economic aspects of each period but its social and cultural milieu as well. Ready-reference materials include a timeline of events in the history of Russia, short biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.

An introductory chapter describes the geographical and demographic features of Russia. The history of Russia begins in Kiev and moves to Moscow under the centuries-long reign of the tsars, who built a great empire. Following unrest in the last half of the nineteenth century, the Russian Revolution of 1917 ushered in the communist state, which lasted until its collapse in 1991. Ziegler provides a readable and accessible analysis of each period of Russian history—through the Yeltsin era—which will help students and interested readers to understand the long and complex history of this fascinating and troubled country.

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Publish Date

1999

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0313303932


Format: Book
Author: Ziegler, Charles E
Title: The history of Russia / Charles E. Ziegler.
Publisher Date: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Subject: Russia -- History Soviet Union -- History Russia (Federation) -- History -- 1991-
Isbn: 0313303932 (alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Ziegler, Charles E.
Title: The history of Russia / Charles E. Ziegler.
Publisher, Date: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Description: xxiii, 242 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Series: The Greenwood histories of the modern nations, ISSN: 1096-2905
Series: Greenwood histories of the modern nations
Subjects: Russia -- History
Subjects: Soviet Union -- History
Subjects: Russia (Federation) -- History -- 1991-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-224) and index.
Contents: Russia and its people -- Kievan Russia and the Mongol experience -- Muscovite Russia (1240-1613) -- Russia under the Romanovs: empire and expansion (1613-1855) -- Reform, reaction, and revolution (1855-1921) -- Building communism (1921-1953) -- De-Stalinization and developed socialism (1953-1985) -- Gorbachev, perestroika, and the collapse of communism -- Russia's search for democracy: the Yeltsin era -- Notable people in the history of Russia.
LCCN: 99025509
ISBN: 0313303932 (alk. paper)
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Call Number: 947 Zie