A Brief History of Russia Paperback / softback
by Michael Kort
Part of the Brief History S. series
This is a comprehensive guide to the history and culture of Russia.The history of Russia, the world's largest nation - from its early beginnings in the ninth century when Rurik, a Varangian king, established the first Russian state near Kiev, to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin - is extensive and fascinating.Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure, ""A Brief History of Russia"" provides a comprehensive and accessible account of this vast country's history.
A chronology, bibliography, suggested reading, and other helpful features enrich this invaluable book.Coverage includes: the conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde; the reign of terror by Ivan the Terrible; the start of modernization under Peter the Great; the rise to the center of the European power under Catherine the Great; the Russian Revolution and the emergence of the superpower Soviet Union; the disintegration of the Soviet Union; and, the political, social, and economic problems that the country has faced since then.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 304 pages, 44 black-&-white photographs, 6 maps, index, bibliography, suggested reading, chronology,
- Publisher: Facts On File Inc
- Publication Date: 15/08/2008
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780816071135
- Hardback from £42.95