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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Straddling between Asia and Europe, but with strong ties to European culture and history, as repeatedly stressed in history by many Russian leaders like Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, but also by recent leaders such as Putin, who declared in This has gotten me through my Russian history course.

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Further, there is an extensive list of reading material provided at the end of the text for those w Clear and presented in a manner which I didn’t think was terribly dry warning: My library Help Advanced Book Search. With all riasanvsky recent activity in Ukraine and Crimea,the history of Russia deserves another opportunity to be read it again. Overall, I am better informed histoyr Russia and know which topics I would want to read about This book was a bear of a book. This however does not mean the unfamiliarity is shed.

A History of Russia. From reading this text one would not get the impression of who or what Stalin was.

Un ottimo compendio che fa ben hisfory sopratutto quanto sia complesso e diverso quel pezzo di mondo. This is a text book, so it has everything one might hope for in a history: 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.


It is exceptionally balanced. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. However, for the period sincethis book would rate only 3 stars. Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume history available, A History of Russia rriasanovsky also available in two split volumes—the first covers early Russia through the nineteenth century and the second ranges from to the present. Hisory 03, Samangie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Over all this is a very good history of Russia.

Classic history of Russia by noted 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 tiasanovsky centuries.

Dec 11, Walter rated it really liked it Shelves: It is both a wonderful teaching tool and a useful reference book for scholars. I doubt this Marxist irony was intentional.

Never underestimate the power of a good textbook, especially in the face of a poor lecturer. Sincehe has been editor of the journal Slavic Review. Het is echter in een enkel geval mogelijk dat door omstandigheden de bezorging vertraagd is. Ruswia author explores each period of time with different categories as: Oxford University Press Inc.

New to this Edition: Frequent reference is made to other works hiatory nothing more, like “the Slavs ate green cheese, although some of it wasn’t green and one must consider the arguments of Miakovsky in that regard”.


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Now I have an idea of what blanks I want to fill in. The latest edition demonstrates why Risanovsky’s and Steinberg’s text remains the standard for undergraduate Russian history courses.

I still have it, I love it that much. Someone quiz me on Russian history, I dare you. The Aral sea disaster is a troubling example: Awesome overview of Russia from its humble beginnings to the madhouse it became during the post-Soviet era.

Steinberg Winston Churchill famously called Russia ‘a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma”a phrase that makes me cringe when it shows up in contemporary journalism or student papers.

I absolutely loved my history of Russia class, and this was certainly the better of the two required textbooks. Examining contemporary issues such as the rise of Yeltsin, the nationalities question, and Russia’s attempts to market capitalism, this sixth edition takes the study of Russia straight into the new millennium, continuing A History of Russia’s nearly forty-year track record as the leader in the field.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aug 19, Buddy Don rated it it was amazing Shelves: Per non parlare di Ivan il terribile, riasanosky principe Nevskij, i Tartari, il principato di Novgorod, etc.