Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume survey text available, A History of Russia presents the whole span of Russia’s history, from the origins of the Kievan . 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. A History of Russia Nicholas Riasanovsky; The Romanovs: Autocrats of All the Russias W. Bruce Lincoln; Twentieth Century Russia Donald W. Treadgold;.

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This well-balanced volume covers Russia from prehistory to present, riasanovskyy political, economic, social, and cultural history. Want to Read saving…. Riasanovsky focuses on the various forces that interact in the Russian people; the West versus the Slavic heritage, the Orthodox heritage versus Communism, indeed, Russia is a land of contradictions.

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Commemorating World War I. I think that the following extract from nichokas poem “To My Country” by the great 19th century Russian poet Lermontov captures some of the uniqueness and beauty of Russia: I wanted a chronological survey, and I got a decent one.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Un ottimo compendio che fa ben comprendere sopratutto quanto sia complesso e diverso Lungo da leggere, complesso e pieno di informazioni concentrate. 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 Rizsanovsky had a 4th edition.

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Filled with content so great, The smell of stubble burnt, delights. The authors did a very good job of remaining impartial even when approaching highly controversial subjects, such as giasanovsky relationship between Russia and the Ukraine; they were nearly always careful to provide both or more perspectives on such contentious issues.

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A History of Russia by Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

I loved this book the 4th edition when I was in college. Happily, it also exposed me to several excellent composers and writers with whom I was previously unfamiliar.

Oct 30, Eric rated it it was amazing. I guess the author wanted to cover every aspect of Russian life. The author explores each period of time with different categories as: Jun 30, Ariana rated it liked it Shelves: This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat This book was a very fair and comprehensive introduction to the history of Russia from riasanovaky earliest origins through to today.

Una sintesi efficace che riesce a darci a tutto tondo gli nicholaas storici e politici, non solo, ma anche quelli economici e culturali. Wherever nkcholas it gives a fair idea to the student, of the differing schools of thought addressing a question. Sep 12, David rated it it was ok. Steinberga former student of Riasanovsky’s and has been acclaimed for its continued comprehensiveness.

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

Drawing on both primary sources and major interpretive works, this sixth edition updates its existing coverage of the social, economic, cultural, political and miliary events of Russia’s past and includes a new chapter on the nicholqs era as well as helpful updated biblipgraphies and reading source lists. Russian historians, History students, History teachers.

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Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume survey uistory 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.

Without being at the same time too neutral to be indifferent, it gives an understanding of the debates surrounding Russian historiography.

The overall feel is one of an inconsistent, but basically decent, read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I would recommend buying the latest edition so that you have the most recent events. Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume 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.

Oxford University Press- History – pages. Russia Revised Edition Gregory L.