Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 July 2010

464 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195341980

Bookseller Code (04)

A History of Russia to 1855 - Volume 1

Eighth edition

Nicholas Riasanovsky and Mark Steinberg

  • The major strength of this text is its narrative prose, which is both comprehensive and powerful. Reviewers report that their students enjoy reading it, and that it often serves as a catalyst for their interest in Russian history. Other strengths include its political history, its discussion of historiographical debates, and its attempt to combine political, cultural, economic, and social history.

New to this Edition:

  • Greater attention to social and cultural history.
  • Updated to cover the Putin and Medvedev administrations.
  • Increased coverage of women and everyday life.
  • Expanded treatment of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century.
  • Completely redesigned maps with new full-color reference maps.

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