Edited by Andrew Andersen

 

AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN HISTORY

 

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   THE HISTORY OF RUSSIA

       Charles E. Ziegler

      

 

       PREFACE

      
       CHAPTER I         Russia and its People


       CHAPTER II        Kievan Russia and the Mongol Experience

       The Rise and Decline of Kiev / Appanage Russia / The Mongol Conquest and Rule


       CHAPTER III       Muscovite Russia, 1240-1613

       Politics and Expansion / Religion and Culture / Economics and Society /
       Russia’s Time of Troubles (1584-1613)


       CHAPTER IV       Russia under the Romanovs: Empire and Expansion, 1613-1855
       Religion and Culture / Catherine the Great / Economics and Society / Foreign Affairs /
       Prelude to Reform: Alexandr I / International Affairs / Revolt and Repression: Nicholas I /

       The Crimean War

 

       CHAPTER V        Reform, Reaction, and Revolution, 1855-1921
       Reform / Reaction / Russia’s First Revolution: 1905 / Culture and Society /
       War and Revolution


       CHAPTER VI       Building Communism, 1921-1953
       Culture / Creating “the New Soviet Man” / Industrialization and Collectivization / 
       The Purges / The First Totalitarian System? /

       Foreign Affairs and the Great Fatherland War / The Cold War / Stalin’s Final Years
      
       CHAPTER VII       De-Stalinization and Developed Socialism, 1953-1985
       The Thaw / International Relations / Unfulfilled Promises / Brezhnev and Company /

        Soviet Nationalities / Soviet Politics


       CHAPTER VIII      Gorbachev, Perestroika, and the Collapse of Communism
       Mounting problems / Gorbachev Succeeds / Perestroyka and Glasnost / 
       New Thinking in Foreign Policy / Democratization / Culture and Society /

       Strains of Nationalism  / Coup and Collapse


       CHAPTER IX         Russia's Search for Democracy: The Yeltsin Era
       Economic Reform / Social Problems / Building Democracy / 
       Political Culture and Russian Democracy / Russia in the World

 

       GLOSSAR

      
       NOTABLE RUSSIANS

      

 

       To start

 

 

    Special topics:

 

    EARLY HISTORY OF MODERN RUSSIAN CORE WEST OF THE URALS

       (WHAT WAS THERE BEFORE THE SLAVS AND VARANGARS?)

       Andrew Andersen

 

       WHEN PART OF RUSSIA WAS A DEMOCRACY

       (NOVGOROD BEFORE THE MOSCOVITE OCCUPATION)

       Paul Goble

 

       SLAVERY IN KIEVAN RUS

       Gregory W. Frux

 

       RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR

       Jeffrey Hays

 

       THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR AND THE RED TERROR: 1918-1922

       Andrew Andersen, James Graham, Tatyana Shwetsova, Nicholas Werth,

 

 

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SOURCES ON RUSSIAN HERALDRY

 

                       

 

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