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A History of Russia (Palgrave Essential Histories)

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Roger Bartlett traces the history of Russia from its beginnings in Kiev Russia, through the Muscovite and Imperial, Soviet and post-Soviet periods, to the end of the twentieth century. While offering a broad perspective on Russia's historical development, Bartlett focuses on the origins of Russian political culture and the place of the majority peasant population in the Ru
Paperback, 505 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published August 20th 2005)
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Sep 18, 2011 Jan rated it really liked it
A History Russia gives a balanced, complete and yet compact history of Russia for the English speaking reader covering the period up to Putin's period in the Kremlin. If you want an introduction to Russian history and society from Kiev Rus to the Yeltsin era, this is a good choice. If the Putin years is essential to you, you have to look elsewhere. If you want a compact historic review and can live with this shortcoming, this can be a good choice.

In the following I will present some of the stren
Dec 12, 2016 Carlo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, history, uk, essay
E’ vero che la Russia è entrata nella storia con un certo ritardo e i documenti dei primi secoli sono lacunosi, ma la compressione delle vicende dell’immenso Paese in trecento pagine scarse fa pensare che si potrebbe far precedere al titolo le parole ‘Introduzione alla’. Tanto più che oltre un terzo dello spazio è occupato dal Novecento, con la parabola del totalitarismo comunista analizzata in un dettaglio che sovente non è presente nella rievocazione dei secoli precedenti: l’esperienza sovieti ...more
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Feb 01, 2014 Paola G.M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is for you, my dear friend Geeta,. You always complain I never leave a note about my readings: here you are. Be gentle though, I am not writing in my mother tongue!

Hard task for a book to contain the history of Russia, from the first population to the takeover of Putin passing through the westernisation policies of Peter the Great, the reforms of the XIX century, the foundation of URSS, the Stalin dictatorship, the Cold War and the final fall of communism. Bartlett proposes a very good flue
Jan 19, 2012 Maureen rated it it was ok
A short book on a huge subject, so I hoping it would help me understand a few broad themes. A lot of big words that I didn't understand, and it put me right to sleep.
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