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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Du vil kanskje like. My edition of the book ends with Ruwsia, the once-popular but now seen as weak leader who ushered in the democratic experiment as well as the rise of a new class of plutocrats.
Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
While highly critical of the USSR, he never gives in to anti-Soviet propaganda, often discovering areas in which the Soviet Union did advance or give its people what it wanted. Pagine interessantissime, seppur stringate, sulla letteratura russa dal Gran bel libro, veramente. Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume history available, A History of Russia is also available in two split volumes-the first covers early Russia through the nineteenth century and the second ranges from to the present.
Overall, I am better informed about Russia and know which topics I would want to read about specifically.
A History of Russia by Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
On the penultimate page p. I lost my text at London Heathrow sad day and ended up buying a second one that’s how good this book is. There are actually two versions of this book. Spis deg fri; med Bright line eating Thompson Susan Peirce.
Mar 06, Michael rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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. X happens histlry then Y happens and professors Z1 and Z2 have such-and-so interpretations, but with almost no quotations from primary sources or detail to give color and improve retention of the material.
A History of Russia
A good textbook with clear and simple prose, but very dry for the casual reader. Volume II features an additional introductory chapter that links Russia’s modern history to the events that preceded it. Now I have hstory idea of what blanks I want to fill in. This The version of this book that I wrote was published in the early s, so I am hoping that later versions of the book have riasanovskyy. I also especially appreciated the authors’ explanations of Russian culture in the various periods and their re This book was a very fair rasanovsky comprehensive introduction to the history of Russia from its earliest origins through to today.
Then with a joy unshared save by the vagrant, I see the threshing floor well filled and fragrant, The sloping straw-thatched cottage roofs again, The window panels carved, of varied stain. I guess the author wanted to cover every aspect of Russian life. Aug 05, David rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 rsusia, to Soviet Russia, the successor states, and beyond.
This is an excellent history of Czarist Russia.
A History of Russia – Nicholas Riasanovsky, Mark Steinberg – Oxford University Press
Sep 12, David rated it it was ok. Widely acclaimed as the riaasnovsky one-volume history available, A History of Russia is also available in two split volumes—the first covers early Russia through the nineteenth century and the second ranges from to the present. I’m nerdy about historyI found this to be everything I wanted in an initial foray into Russian history. Charlotte Alston Modern Dussia 35, Un ottimo compendio che fa ben comprendere sopratutto quanto sia complesso e diverso quel pezzo di mondo.
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: Classic history of Russia by hiwtory 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.
For a textbook with such impeccable and impressive academic credential, this book is incredibly readable and thoroughly enjoyable – I can’t even begin to comprehend why some reviewers have found this book a dry read.
New chapters on politics, society, and culture since explore Russia’s complex experience after communism and discuss its chances of becoming a more stable and prosperous country in the future. Samenvatting 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. Riasanovsky’s profound analysis seems to be stulted considerably when he discusses the Soviet Union. A good source for quick facts and a general scope on Russia, but not that great for a close look at any particular ruler.
The author explains multiple theories with the origins of the Kievan Rus. My library Help Advanced Book Search. On the other hand, this is a rather shallow look at Russian history, barely dipping its toes into the ocean of reasons behind changes, and spending even less time analysing the people involved. Jennifer Hawran Forgot to mention that this is referring to the 11th edition of this book.
Ambivalence is probably a term that can describe the public views on many critical issues in relation to the future direction of Russia. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He seems to skate right over that kind of thing. This is precisely why I am not prepared to write a critical review on this book.
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