Russia In World History

Author: Barbara Alpern Engel
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199947899
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"This volume offers a lively introduction to Russia's dramatic history and the striking changes that characterize its story. Distinguished authors Barbara Alpern Engel and Janet Martin show how Russia's peoples met the constant challenges posed by geography, climate, availability of natural resources, and devastating foreign invasions, and rose to become the world's second largest land empire. The book describes the circumstances that led to the world's first communist society in 1917, and traces the global consequences of Russia's long confrontation with the United States, which took place virtually everywhere and for decades provided a model for societies seeking development independent of capitalism. This book also brings the story of Russia's arduous and costly climb to great power to a personal level through the stories of individual women and men-leading figures who played pivotal roles as well as less prominent individuals from a range of social backgrounds whose voices illuminate the human consequences of sweeping historical change. As was and is true of Russia itself, this story encompasses a wide variety of ethnicities, peoples who became part of the Russian empire and suffered or benefited from its leaders' efforts to meld a multiethnic polity into a coherent political entity. The book examines how Russia served as a conduit for people, ideas, and commodities flowing between east and west, north and south, and absorbed and adapted influences from both Europe and Asia and how it came to play an increasingly important role on a regional and, ultimately, global scale"--
Russia in World History
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Barbara Alpern Engel, Janet Martin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"This volume offers a lively introduction to Russia's dramatic history and the striking changes that characterize its story. Distinguished authors Barbara Alpern Engel and Janet Martin show how Russia's peoples met the constant challenges posed by geography, climate, availability of natural resources, and devastating foreign invasions, and rose to become
Russia in World History
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Choi Chatterjee
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Russia in World History uses a comparative framework to understand Russian history in a global context. The book challenges the idea of Russia as an outlier of European civilization by examining select themes in modern Russian history alongside cases drawn from the British Empire. Choi Chatterjee analyzes the concepts of
The Russian Moment in World History
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Marshall T. Poe
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-27 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Is Russian history one big inevitable failure? The Soviet Union's demise and Russia's ensuing troubles have led many to wonder. But this is to look through a skewed prism indeed. In this provocative and elegantly written short history of Russia, Marshall Poe takes us well beyond the Soviet haze deep
Russia in Revolution
Language: en
Pages: 455
Authors: Stephen Anthony Smith
Categories: HISTORY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Longlisted for the 2018 Cundill Prize in HistoryThe Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally, and also profoundly affected the course of world history for the rest of the twentieth century. Now, to mark the centenary of this epochal event, historian
Russia in the Nineteenth Century: Autocracy, Reform, and Social Change, 1814-1914
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: A. I. U. Polunov, Thomas C. Owen, L. G Zakharova
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-12 - Publisher: Routledge

This is a comprehensive interpretive history of Russia from the defeat of Napoleon to the eve of World War I. It is the first such work by a post-Soviet Russian scholar to appear in English. Drawing on the latest Russian and Western historical scholarship, Alexander Polunov examines the decay of