A Concise History of Russia

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A Concise History of Russia

By Paul Bushkovitch

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Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> European History

A Concise History of Russia
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 12/5/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139209388
ISBN 13: 9781139209380
Print ISBN: 9780521835626

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