Edited by Andrew Andersen

 

AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN HISTORY

 

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†† THE HISTORY OF RUSSIA

†††††† Charles E. Ziegler

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†††††† PREFACE

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†††††† 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 /
†††† ††Russiaís 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 / Russiaís First Revolution: 1905 / Culture and Society /
†††††† War and Revolution


†††††† CHAPTER VI†††††Building Communism, 1921-1953
†††††† Culture / Creating ďthe New Soviet ManĒ / Industrialization and Collectivization /
†††††† The Purges / The First Totalitarian System? /

†††††† Foreign Affairs and the Great Fatherland War / The Cold War / Stalinís Final Years
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†††††† 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

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†††††† NOTABLE RUSSIANS

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†††††† 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,

 

†††††† PUTINíS RUSSIA: THE FORMATION OF MAFIA STATE

†††† ††Lectures at UVic by Andrew Andersen

 

 

 

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SOURCES ON RUSSIAN HERALDRY

 

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RECOMMENDED READING:

BOOKS 3

 

 

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for the list of books