A History of Russia has ratings and 52 reviews. WarpDrive said: RUSSIA Russia. A complex and fascinating history, a rich culture with many a contr. Nicholas Valentine Riasanovsky (December 21, – May 14, ) was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of numerous books on Russian history and European intellectual history. Riasanovsky’s opus is a fairly straightforward attempt at a comprehensive history of Russia.

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For sentimental reasons, I guess. The authors did a very good job of remaining impartial even when approaching highly controversial subjects, such as the relationship between Russia and the Ukraine; they were nearly always careful to provide both or more perspectives on such contentious issues.

Overige kenmerken Riasanovskyy groot lettertype Nee. Timid though the voice of Soviet intellectuals is Steinberga former student of Riasanovsky’s and has been acclaimed for its continued comprehensiveness.

Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume history available, A History of Russia is also available in two split volumes-the first covers early Russia through the nineteenth century and the second ranges from to the present. Gran bel libro, veramente.

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Can anyone tell me if there is any vital information lost when getting the complete version? This has gotten me through my Russian history course.

In his treatment of World War II he does not even mention the famous “stab in the back”, in which the Red Army invaded Poland at the same time that the Nazi army did, dividing Poland among them.

Then with a joy unshared save by the vagrant, I see the threshing floor well filled and fragrant, The sloping straw-thatched cottage roofs again, The window panels carved, of varied stain.

I would actually give this book two ratings. I’m nerdy about history ruswia, I found this to be everything I wanted in an initial foray into Russian history. Russia’s history no doubt indeed is very complicated and uncertain. The genealogical tree of the Russian rulers at the end of the book also helped me enormously the version I read is rusaia Eight Edition, published in by Oxford University Press.


New to this Edition: Jan 13, Ivan Kapersky rated it really liked it Shelves: Russian historians, History students, History teachers.

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I was very excited to get a history of Russia, especially concerning the earlier periods, as I enjoy reading history and had just finished a good work on medieval Europe AD – AD. That means the writer could not know how certain things would turn out, and makes many of his claims easy to evaluate.

And I was very pleasantly surprised by the excellent quality of this book in terms of accuracy, lack of bias, respect for the variety of sources, academic rigour, and surprising amount of detail for a one-volume book with such an ambitious and challenging scope.

I still have it, I love it that much. A well-deserved 5 stars – this is historical writing at its best. Written by one of the pre-eminent scholars in the field, it can serve as a textbook introducing students to major topics, a reference for those looking for summaries and overviews of key themes and developments, or simply an informative work for those wanting a de Classic history of Russia by noted scholar This classic survey of Russian history is an excellent overview of this sprawling cultural, military, and political power which has had such a major impact on the world over the last centuries.

A History of Russia by Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Without going into trivial details and never being verbose, the book surveys the political, economic, social, religious landscapes and other areas too. Now completely revised in this eighth edition, A History of Russia covers the entire span of the country’s history, from ancient times to the post-communist present.

A good textbook with clear and simple prose, but very dry for the casual reader. Clear and presented in a manner which I didn’t think was terribly dry warning: Riasanovsky focuses on the various ruxsia that interact in the Russian people; the West versus the Slavic heritage, the Orthodox heritage versus Communism, indeed, Russia is a land of contradictions.

I found all of that and more.

It’s pages long and covers the history of Russia since the beginning of time. Mar 06, Riasabovsky rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The country that imposed Communism to the countries of Eastern Europe with the brute force of arms, but also the country whose heroism and immense sacrifices during WWII rssia over 24 million casualties, according to conservative estimates contributed the most, by far, to the defeat of Nazi Germany.


A History of Russia

From until his retirement in he taught at the University of California, Riasanovksy, and published Nicholas I and Official Nationality in Russia and his best-selling A History of Russia Refresh and try again. Paul Bushkovitch Cambridge Concise Histories 24, It’s well indexed and comes with useful appendixes for references, e.

Written by one of the pre-eminent scholars in the field, it can serve as a textbook introducing students to major topics, a reference for those looking for summaries and overviews of key themes and developments, or simply an informative work for those wanting a decent introduction to the history of this fascinating and complex land. Hisyory German history was my primary focus in Graduate School, I would be hard-pressed to come up with as comprehensive and useful a history of that country, from its misty past in prehistory to the conflagrations of the Twentieth Century and the comparable stability since, as this book is for Russia.

Per non parlare di Ivan il terribile, il principe Nevskij, i Tartari, il principato di Novgorod, etc. Apr 04, Michael Linton rated it it was ok. In his discussion of Stalin he barely touches on the Ukrainian famine of the s, describing it as an aberration of the implementation of the first five year plan and not what it was, the intentional starving of over 30 million peasants who resisted collectivization.