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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But, it was very challenging to stay engaged with the book. And now I know that there is an 11th edition, which I want to get. It’s well indexed and comes with useful eussia for references, e. Insomma, una bellissima presentazione della storia e della cultura russa, con spunti per ulteriori approfondimenti.

A History of Russia by Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

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 aa May. It also introduces the key historical approaches and explains the issues surrounding certain sources. Examining contemporary issues riasanosvky 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 Aa nearly forty-year track record as the leader in the field.

Examining contemporary issues such as the rise of Yeltsin, the nationalities question, and Yistory 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.

I was sorely disappointed in my purchase and put it down after pages. I lost my text at London Heathrow sad day and ended up buying a second one that’s how good this book is.

Oxford University Press Inc. It is incredibly readable russa well dedicating entire sections to the aforementioned: Charlotte Alston Modern Russia 35, New to this Edition: I guess the author wanted to cover every aspect of Russian life. HardcoverSixth Editionpages. Bekijk de hele lijst. The authors are well read and sometimes Lascia da approfondire in particolare il succedersi dei fatti storici particolari guerre, battaglie od, fatti spiccioli che sono solo visti nelle loro conseguenze.


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.

The authors are well read and sometimes appear to be unable to strongly favor any point of view. Wherever needed it gives a fair idea to the student, of the differing schools of thought addressing a question.

After riasanovsly this book and digesting the overview it provides, one can then dig a bit deeper into the more thorough treatments of more specific topics, a great deal of which they authors ot in their extensive bibliography.

Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume history available, A History of Russia is also available in two split volumes-the first covers early Russia through the nineteenth century and the second ranges from to the present.

Overall I would recommend this book for students of Russian history.

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Mar 06, Michael rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Bezorgopties We bieden verschillende opties aan voor het bezorgen of ophalen van je bestelling. It also assumes knowledge of major wars and for me, the Cold War could have done with a section but I think this is because I had a 4th edition. In his treatment of World War II he does not even mention the famous “stab in the back”, in which the Red Army invaded Poland at the same time that the Nazi army did, dividing Poland among them.

This is precisely why I am not prepared to write a critical review on this book.

A History of Russia

What I did not expect what that the tone of the riasanivsky would be that wry and that many topics would be used as to show what the author believes to be the Russian soul and spirit I’m not speaking about vodka there. 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 Drawing on both primary sources and major interpretive Reviewers report that their students russiaa reading it, and that it often serves as a catalyst for their interest in Russian history.

While highly critical of the USSR, he never gives in to anti-Soviet propaganda, often discovering areas in which the Soviet Union did advance or give its people what it wanted. Pagine interessantissime, seppur stringate, sulla letteratura russa jistory Gran bel libro, veramente.


Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

I would also like to have seen the sections covering the life of the Russian Orthodox Church expanded, o this might reflect my own interests more than any insufficiency on the part of the authors.

Steinberga former student of Riasanovsky’s and has been acclaimed for its continued comprehensiveness.

For its coverage of Russia prior to I would give it five stars. Drawing on both primary sources and major interpretive works, this sixth edition updates its existing coverage of riasanvsky social, e Widely acclaimed as the best riaaanovsky 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.

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.

I am at a loss to explain the five-star reviews of this book. 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 It is exceptionally balanced. Miserable writing and poor factual presentation: All and all a good read for anyone wanting an english text that deals with Russian and particularly good are the insights into culture in different time periods. I doubt this Marxist irony was intentional.

Per non parlare di Ivan il terribile, il principe Nevskij, i Tartari, il principato di Novgorod, etc. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He received a master’s degree from Harvard University inand a DPhil.

Russia’s history no doubt indeed is very complicated and uncertain.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I really wanted to follow riasajovsky connected tribal migrations and religious history to the east for the same period.