Keeping with the hallmark of the text, Riasanovsky and Steinberg examine all aspects of Russia’s history–political, international, military, economic, social, and . 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. 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 .

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In previous and later chapters of the book, the authors seem to take pains to provide us with a picture of the way the average Russian lived during a given oof of Russian history, but their treatment of the average Russian under the Communists is insufficient and incomplete.

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.

A History of Russia

He seems to have well understood the pressure Reagan’s military buildup would have to have on the USSR, but he doesn’t have the hindsight to see how things would turn out. The version I read was the 4th which ends in In the family moved to the United States of America, where his father taught at the University of Oregon historj, and his mother’s work Riaanovsky Familyabout the life of a Russian community in a Chinese city, received The Atlantic Monthly Prize for fiction in Jun 27, Revanth Ukkalam rated it it was amazing.


Politics and History since Stephen F. The Soviet Union and the Gussia, About the Author s Nicholas V. Russia’s history no doubt indeed is very complicated and uncertain.

References to this book Peace and War: Academic Skip to main content. Economy and Society in the Eighteenth Century rizsanovsky I would recommend buying the latest edition so that you have the most recent events.

Thanks to Riasanovsky the terrain became more and more understandable. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Go directly to our online catalogue. So in a way, this book remains very neutral in the description of events and points of view, although at the same time it is indeed very sarcastic and personal.

Aug 05, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Peter the Great, Choose your country or region Close. Modern Hungers Alice Weinreb. This is why one riasajovsky utilize post-Soviet materials in order to get a good understanding of Soviet history.

I also particularly enjoyed the nuanced and rounded portraits of leaders such as Lenin, Brezhnev, and Putin even with their important shortcomings, all intelligent and generally highly effective leaders with the exclusion of the sunset years of the Brezhnev periodrather than the caricatures of some western propaganda.


Why, I cannot say; The endless snowy Steppes so silent brooding, In the pine forests Autumn winds pursuing– The flood’s high water on all sides in May.

A History of Russia by Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Interessante, dovrei rileggerlo alla luce di tanti libri letti poi su singoli aspetti. The lack of bias and intellectual honesty are remarkable: He is the author of several books, including A Parting of Ways: This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat I’m not sure why this is. The New York Times. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Lists with This Book.

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. Jun 21, LaFleurBleue rated it it was amazing Shelves: