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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Can one book adequately cover a topic this immense? I wanted a chronological survey, and I got a decent one. Interessante, dovrei rileggerlo alla luce di tanti libri letti poi su singoli aspetti. Riasanovsky’s profound analysis seems to be stulted considerably when he discusses the Soviet Union.

Part of the problem is that we forget Churchill’s point: A History of Russia Eighth edition Nicholas Riasanovsky and Mark Steinberg The major strength of this text is its narrative prose, which is both comprehensive and powerful.

Steinberga former student of Riasanovsky’s and has been acclaimed for its continued comprehensiveness. Filled with content so great, The smell of stubble burnt, delights. Un ottimo compendio che fa ben comprendere sopratutto quanto sia complesso e diverso quel pezzo di mondo. Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, It covers the creation of Russia to the Soviet era. Volume II features an additional introductory chapter that links Russia’s modern history to the events that preceded it.

The thoughts and flow are poorly organized, which the author attempts to correct by using long compound sentences.

A History of Russia (Nicholas Riasanovsky) – book review

I also especially appreciated the authors’ explanations of Russian culture in the various periods and their references to specific pieces of art, poetry, literature, etc. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn about Russia for the very first time. Still useful for me although a bit dated now for a specialist. My edition histlry the book ends with Yeltsin, the once-popular but now seen as weak leader who ushered in the democratic experiment as well as the rise of a new class of plutocrats.


For an overview of Russian history, from Kievan Rus to the post-communist rule of Vladimir Putin, this book does a good job. Over all this is a very good history of Russia.

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I think that the following extract from the poem “To My Country” by the great 19th century Russian poet Lermontov captures some of the uniqueness and beauty of Russia: See 2 questions about A History of Russia….

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A very broad look at Russia’s History. Overall I would recommend this book for students of Russian history. So from me – a big thumbs up. Richard Stites A History of Russia 91, One of my undergraduate history texts for the history of Russia.

HardcoverSixth Editionpages. Un ottimo compendio che fa ben comprendere sopratutto quanto sia complesso e diverso Lungo da leggere, complesso e pieno russai informazioni concentrate. It is one of the most poorly written history books I have ever read.

I also appreciated that the authors did not limit the book to purely political events, but that a praiseworthy effort has been made to also represent the more social, cultural and even psychological aspects.

For sentimental reasons, I guess.

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I’m nerdy about historyI found this to be everything I wanted in an initial foray into Russian history. Registrer For privatperson For bedrift og offentlig forvaltning. I really wanted to follow the connected tribal migrations and religious history to the east for the same period.


A good textbook with clear and simple prose, but very irasanovsky for the casual reader.

Stalingrad was the turning point of the whole war – and the average lifetime of a Russian soldier coming to Stalingrad front was 24 hours. 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. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat He seems to have well understood the pressure Reagan’s military buildup would have to have on the USSR, but he do This is a text book, so it has everything one might hope for in a history: Russian historians, History students, History teachers.

I would actually give this book two ratings. Betrokkenen Auteur Nicholas V. Liefhebbers van Nicholas V. Volume II features an additional introductory chapter that links Russia’s modern history to the events that preceded it. This is an excellent history of Czarist Russia. Open Preview See a Problem? The Aesthetics of Loss Claudia Siebrecht. The Aral sea disaster is a troubling example: In the family moved to the United States of America, where his father taught at the University of Oregonand his mother’s work The Familyabout the life of a Russian community in a Chinese city, received The Atlantic Monthly Prize for fiction in A well-deserved 5 stars – this is historical writing at its best.

However, for the period sincethis book would rate only 3 stars.