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 . 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. A History of Russia Nicholas Riasanovsky; The Romanovs: Autocrats of All the Russias W. Bruce Lincoln; Twentieth Century Russia Donald W. Treadgold;.

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Riasanovsly all this is a very good history of Russia. Insomma, una bellissima presentazione della storia e della cultura russa, con spunti per ulteriori approfondimenti.

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I’m nerdy about historyI found this to be everything I wanted in an initial foray into Russian history. Still, it rjssia its function.

This book was a bear of a book. Return to Book Page. I found all of that and more.

A History of Russia

Still useful for me although a bit dated now for a specialist. Russia, whose Tsarist flag as also reflected, with modifications, in the current Russian presidential flagrepresents symbolically the very essence of the Russian core: I enjoyed learning a lot.

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: Russia is a nation with a history of suffering and incredible resilience I wonder what other people on Earth would have been capable of demonstrating the resilience of the Leningrad population during the legendary siege of WWIIof incredible feats whole industries and industry sectors created from nothing within a few years, the trans-Siberian railwaybut also a nation plagued by alcoholism, corruption and criminality as freely admitted by the Russian leadership even very recently.

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 empire, to Soviet Russia, the successor states, and beyond.

More likely, he was being prudent for a Russian historian of the s, who depended on the Soviet government for access to the archives and artifacts in the Soviet Union that he needed to do his job.


Jun 30, Ariana rated it liked it Shelves: Riasanovsky’s profound analysis seems to be stulted considerably when he discusses the Soviet Union.

From until his retirement in he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and published Nicholas I and Official Nationality in Russia and his best-selling A History of Russia A good textbook with clear and simple prose, but very dry for the casual reader.

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The overall feel is one of an inconsistent, but basically decent, read. Steinberg Contrary to those who believe that Vladimir Putin’s political world is a Machiavellian one of cynical ‘masks and poses, colorful but empty, with little at its core but power for power’s sake and the accumulation of vast wealth,’ Putin often speaks quite openly of his motives hisrory values’and opinion polls suggest he is strongly in sync with widespread popular sentiments.

California Book Award for Nonfiction Gold This however does not mean the unfamiliarity is shed. Now I have an ruesia of what blanks I want to fill in. Specializing in the cultural, intellectual, z social history of Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, his many books include Voices of Revolution, and Proletarian Imagination: From to Riasanovsky taught at the University of Iowa.

A History of Russia by Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Although German history was my primary focus in Graduate School, I would be hard-pressed to come up with as comprehensive and useful a history of that country, from its misty past in prehistory to the conflagrations of the Twentieth Century and the comparable stability since, as this book is for Russia. Lascia da approfondire in historj il succedersi dei fatti storici particolari guerre, battagliefatti spiccioli che sono solo visti nelle loro conseguenze.

I lost my text at London Heathrow sad day and ended up buying a second one that’s how good this book is. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

raisanovsky He seems to have well understood the pressure Reagan’s military buildup would have to have on the USSR, but he do This is a text book, so it has everything one might hope for in a history: Jennifer Hawran Forgot to mention that this is referring to the 11th edition of this book. 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.


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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 period of Russian history, but their treatment of the average Russian under the Nucholas is insufficient and riasanivsky.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Government and the Educated Public in Russia: This is probably the best history “textbook” I’ve ever read.

The New York Times. Happily, it also exposed me to several excellent composers and writers with whom I was previously unfamiliar. Pagine interessantissime, seppur stringate, sulla letteratura russa dal Gran bel libro, veramente.

Stalingrad was the turning point of the whole war – and rasanovsky average lifetime of a Russian soldier coming to Stalingrad front was nichols hours. A country that saw the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, but also whose advancements in mathematics, science, and space exploration have been many and significant a mural in Pripyat ghost town, Chernobyl, is displayed below: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

On the other hand, this is a rather shallow look at Russian history, barely dipping its toes into the ocean of reasons For an overview of Russian history, from Riasanovsy Rus to the post-communist rule of Vladimir Putin, this book does a good job. The book narrative is easy and difficult in some riqsanovsky the author explains every major aspect in detail.

The genealogical tree of the Russian rulers at the end of the book also helped me enormously the version I read is the Eight Edition, published in by Oxford University Press.