A Brief History of Russia
By (author) Michael Kort
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Brief History of Russia by Michael Kort
Book DescriptionThis is a comprehensive guide to the history and culture of Russia.The history of Russia, the world's largest nation - from its early beginnings in the ninth century when Rurik, a Varangian king, established the first Russian state near Kiev, to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin - is extensive and fascinating.Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure, "A Brief History of Russia" provides a comprehensive and accessible account of this vast country's history. A chronology, bibliography, suggested reading, and other helpful features enrich this invaluable book.Coverage includes: the conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde; the reign of terror by Ivan the Terrible; the start of modernization under Peter the Great; the rise to the center of the European power under Catherine the Great; the Russian Revolution and the emergence of the superpower Soviet Union; the disintegration of the Soviet Union; and, the political, social, and economic problems that the country has faced since then.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816071135
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Checkmark Books
Publisher: Facts On File Inc
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Kort
Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb, Hardback (March 2007)
Describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use the weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II.
Columbia Guide to the Cold War, Paperback (February 2001)» View all books by Michael Kort
This reference contains narrative essays on key events and issues, and also features an A-to-Z encyclopedia, a concise chronology, and an annotated resource section listing books, articles, films, novels, web sites, and CD-ROMs on Cold War themes.
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Author Biography - Michael Kort
Michael Kort is professor of social science at Boston University and holds a Ph.D. in history from New York University. He is the author of The Soviet Colossus: A History of the USSR, Sixth Edition and of Central Asian Republics and Russia, Third Edition in Chelsea House's Nations in Transition set. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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