A Companion to Russian History

A Companion to Russian History

Editor(s): Abbott Gleason

Published Online: 6 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405135603

Online ISBN: 9781444308419

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308419

About this Book

This companion comprises 28 essays by international scholars offering an analytical overview of the development of Russian history from the earliest Slavs through to the present day.

  • Includes essays by both prominent and emerging scholars from Russia, Great Britain, the US, and Canada
  • Analyzes the entire sweep of Russian history from debates over how to identify the earliest Slavs, through the Yeltsin Era, and future prospects for post-Soviet Russia
  • Offers an extensive review of the medieval period, religion, culture, and the experiences of ordinary people
  • Offers a balanced review of both traditional and cutting-edge topics, demonstrating the range and dynamism of the field

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Rus': The Early East Slavic World

  2. Part II: To Muscovy and Beyond

  3. Part III: The Russian Empire

  4. Part IV: The Soviet Union

  5. Part V: Whither Russia?

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