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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Refresh and try again. I learned a lot, and the index may be one the best I’ve ever seen.

A History of Russia

To me as a reader, it was a great experience. From reading this text one would not get the impression of who or what Stalin was.

And now I know riaasanovsky there is an 11th edition, which I want to get. While aptly criticizing the Soviets for the stifling of creative energies and economics, he seemingly accepts their rule as inevitable.

A good source for quick facts and a general scope on Russia, but not that great for a close look at any particular ruler. A gentleman scholar was kind enough to give insight and a helpful list here: Un ottimo compendio che fa ben comprendere sopratutto quanto sia complesso e diverso quel pezzo di mondo. Commemorating World War I. Off think that the following extract from the poem “To Rusdia Country” by the great 19th century Russian poet Lermontov captures some of the uniqueness and beauty of Russia: However, for the period sincethis book would rate only 3 stars.

A country whose many contradictory, conflicting cultural and ideological streams saw immediately after the success of the Russian Revolution the emergence of a climate of experimentation in literary, social and artistic expression, and of liberation, notably in relation to mass education, social mobility and the improvement of the condition of women: It is very comprehensive, covering not only the rulers but also explains the economic, cultural and social scene.


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 hietory 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. After reading this book and digesting the overview it provides, one can then dig a bit deeper into russsia more thorough treatments of more specific topics, a great deal of which they authors list in their extensive bibliography.

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Can anyone tell me if there is any vital information lost when getting ruswia complete version? I really wanted to follow the connected tribal migrations and religious history to the east for the same period. A country with beautiful architecture, with fairy-tale churches like the one at Kizhi Pogost 37 meters of indescribable beauty, 22 domes reaching out for the sky, built of wood and without using a single nail or the famous and strikingly beautiful St.

Reading this for university.

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Want to Read saving…. The Aesthetics of Loss Claudia Siebrecht. I also especially appreciated the authors’ explanations of Russian culture in the various periods and their re This book was a very fair and comprehensive introduction to the history of Russia from its earliest origins through to today.

Return to Book Page. Un ottimo compendio che fa ben comprendere sopratutto quanto sia complesso e diverso Lungo da leggere, complesso e pieno di informazioni concentrate. For its coverage of Russia prior to I would give riasanogsky five stars. Copre bene tutti i passaggi storici, con approfondimento sulla cultura, arte, religione ecc I enjoyed learning a lot.

Lists with This Book. Steinberg Snippet view – Ambivalence is probably a term that can describe the public views on many critical issues in relation to the future direction of Riasqnovsky.

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To ask other readers questions about A History of Russiaplease sign up. If Stalinism represented deep winter, the entire period since the death of the supreme dictator might be designated as the thaw. It is less straightforward than Russia and Rissia which is a more one opinion work.

I’ve wanted to read this for a long time nicholws I wanted to learn about Russia, and this is the textbook they use at UCLA, but I was a little intimidated because I thought it might be overwhelming. I hope to find something a little more current to round out the view. When I did use it for school, it riasanvosky among the best sourcebooks I was assigned, and I think I actually kept up with the reading assignments, aided no doubt by the accessible and interesting style of the writing.

Oxford University Press- History – pages. Views Read Edit View history. So from me – a big thumbs up.

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

The book provides a rudsia description of the foundations of Russua–especially its Kievan roots and through the Romanov dynasty. Keeping with the hallmark of the text, Riasanovsky and Steinberg examine all aspects of Russia’s history—political, international, military, economic, social, and cultural—with a commitment to objectivity, fairness, and balance, and to reflecting recent research and new trends in scholarly interpretation.

Sentences and facts are constantly qualified, as if the author is afraid to state a fact or russiq. But, it was very challenging to stay engaged with the book.