Synopses & Reviews
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 Russian/Soviet polity.
"A well-organized and balanced overview."--Robert Weinberg, Swarthmore College
"An accurate, up-to-date and accessible survey."--Shane O'Rourke, University of York
Documents the history of Russia from its origins in Kiev, through the Muscovite and Imperial periods, to the Soviet and post-Soviet regimes, to the present.
A concise history of Russia from its beginnings in Kiev Rus through to the twenty-first century.
About the Author
ROGER BARTLETT is Professor Emeritus of Russian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.
Table of Contents
List of Maps * List of Tables * List of Illustrations * Preface * Acknowledgments * Note on Transliteration, Names and Dates * Introduction: The Geographical Setting * The Origins to 1600: Kiev and Sarai * 1300-1600: Moscow and Novgorod: The Emergence of Empire and Autocratic Rule * 1600-1760: Moscow and St Petersburg: Muscovy and the Petrine Empire * 1760-1860: Russia and Europe: Apogee and Decline of the Autocratic State * 1860-1917: Europe and Russia: Stabilisation and Collapse of the Autocratic State * 1917-53: Russian Empire and Soviet Union: From Pariah to Superpower * 1953-91: The Soviet Union as World Power: Retreat from Utopia * 1991-the Present: The Russian Federation and CIS: Democracy and Free Market? * Notes * Further Reading * Index