The Making of Modern Russia: From Kiev Rus' to the Collapse of the Soviet Union

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Penguin Books, 1997 - 603 pagini
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Extensively revised and based on documentation only recently made available in the West, this is the ideal one-volume survey of centuries of Russian history

Reflecting the changed outlook of Russia as it approaches the new millennium, this updated edition offers authoritative accounts of the arrival of the Slavs in the sixth century, the Mongol conquest, the birth of the nation-state, and early Romanov absolutism, along with fresh analyses of the policies and personalities of the Soviet Union and an outline of the Yeltsin years and the dilemmas facing Russia today.

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The Rise and Fall of Kiev Rus
1
The Mongol Conquest and the Rise of Muscovy
12
The Formation of a National State
20
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Lionel Kochan has been Littman Lecturer in Jewish Politics at Oxford University and Sherman Lecturer in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester. His books include "Jews, Idols and Messiahs, " and "The Jewish Renaissance and Some of Its Discontents.

John Keep is a retired Professor of Modern Soviet History. His publications include Debate on Power (OUP, 1979) and Soldiers of the Czar: Army and Sociey in Russia, 1462-1874 (OUP, 1985).

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