A History of Russia has ratings and 52 reviews. WarpDrive said: RUSSIA Russia. A complex and fascinating history, a rich culture with many a contr. Nicholas Valentine Riasanovsky (December 21, – May 14, ) was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of numerous books on Russian history and European intellectual history. Riasanovsky’s opus is a fairly straightforward attempt at a comprehensive history of Russia.

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Frequent reference is made to other works with nothing more, like “the Slavs ate green cheese, although Miserable writing and poor factual presentation: There are actually two versions of this book. This is an academic survey and has all the vices and virtues of the genre. If Stalinism represented deep winter, the entire period since the death of the supreme dictator might be designated as the thaw.

It is both a wonderful teaching tool and a useful reference book for scholars. The overall feel is one of an rusia, but basically decent, read. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I was sorely disappointed in my purchase and put it down after pages.

A History of Russia – Nicholas Riasanovsky, Mark Steinberg – Oxford University Press

Russia, whose Tsarist flag as also reflected, with modifications, in the current Russian presidential flagrepresents symbolically the very essence of the Russian core: Can anyone tell me if there is any vital information lost when getting the complete version?

However, for the period sincethis book would rate only 3 stars. Riasanovsky and Antonina Riasanovskya novelist. William Blackstone Wilfrid Prest. Examining contemporary issues such as the rise of Yeltsin, the nationalities question, and Russia’s attempts to market capitalism, this sixth edition takes the study of Russia straight into the new millennium, continuing A History of Russia’s nearly forty-year track record as the leader in riwsanovsky field.

A History of Russia (Nicholas Riasanovsky) – book review

Overall it has been a thoroughly enjoyable riawanovsky experience, a remarkable work, highly recommended to anybody who is interested in a good-quality overview of Russian history. Views Read Edit View history. Levertijd We doen er alles aan om dit artikel op tijd te bezorgen.


Charlotte Alston Modern Russia 35, Happily, it also exposed me to several excellent composers and writers with whom I was previously unfamiliar.

This was very helpful in following the developments of Russian thought and society and in conducting additional research. Commemorating World War I. I would recommend buying the latest edition so that you have the most recent events. Gratis verzending 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren Ophalen bij een bol. I still have it, I love it that much. Russia is a nation with a history of suffering and incredible resilience I wonder what other people on Earth would have been capable of demonstrating the resilience of the Leningrad population during the legendary siege of WWIIof incredible feats whole industries and industry sectors created from nothing within a few years, the trans-Siberian railwaybut also a nation plagued by alcoholism, corruption and criminality as freely admitted by the Russian leadership even very recently.

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

By peasant cart Riaasnovsky fain would haste in nightly darkness, Through the lone wilderness and village desolate, How hospitable shines the sole beam sparkling To me from each poor hut! Trivia About A History of Russia. Betrokkenen Auteur Nicholas V.

I’m nerdy about historyI found this to be everything I wanted in an initial foray into Russian history. Overall, Rkssia can say that I recommend this book as a worthwhile starting place for anyone interested in learning more about the history of Russia. Oxford University Press- History – pages. I think that the following extract from the riassanovsky “To My Country” by the great 19th century Russian poet Lermontov captures some of the uniqueness and beauty of Russia: Now completely revised in this eighth edition, A History of Russia historry the entire span of the country’s history, from ancient times to the post-communist present.

Russia Revised Edition Gregory L. He seems to have well understood the pressure Reagan’s military buildup would have to have on the USSR, but he doesn’t have the hindsight to see how things would turn out.

Dec 02, Ratratrat rusdia it liked it Shelves: Now completely revised in this eighth edition, A History of Russia covers the entire span of the country’s history, from ancient times to the post-communist present. It also assumes knowledge of major wars and for me, the Cold War could have done with a section but I think this is because I had a 4th edition.


Written by one of riassnovsky pre-eminent scholars in the field, it can serve as a textbook introducing students to major topics, a reference for those looking for summaries and overviews of key themes and developments, or simply an informative work for those wanting a de Classic history of Russia by noted scholar This classic survey of Russian history is an excellent overview of this sprawling cultural, military, and political power which has had such a major impact on the world over the last centuries.

While aptly criticizing the Soviets for the stifling of creative energies and economics, he seemingly accepts their rule as inevitable. Still, it fulfilled its function. New to this Edition: Steinberg Contrary to those histkry believe that Vladimir Putin’s political world is a Machiavellian one of cynical ‘masks and poses, colorful but empty, with little at its core but power for power’s sake and the accumulation of vast wealth,’ Putin often speaks quite openly of his motives and values’and opinion polls suggest he is strongly in sync with widespread popular sentiments.

From to Riasanovsky taught at the University of Iowa. See 2 questions about A History of Russia…. Aug 19, Buddy Z rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yet oddly, the author would felt it was important to cover the arts, literature, and present many statistics for every major time frame. It is very comprehensive, covering not only the rulers but also explains the economic, cultural and social scene.

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