Summary: In this revision of their best-selling text, MacKenzie and Curran present a clear and objective account of the history of Russians and other eastern Slavs from its beginnings in ancient Rus to the demise of the Soviet Union and, most recently, the Putin presidency. Acclaimed in the field for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and accuracy, the text balances social/cultural history with political history. The authors' approach weaves the external geographic determinism o ...show moref the Eurasian school and the organic, inner-oriented approach of Russian historians.Edition/Copyright: 6TH 02
- The text blends social and cultural history with political narrative, allowing students to gain an integrated understanding of Russian history.
- NEW! To allow illustrations to function as stronger teaching and learning aids, the captions have been expanded and enriched.
- NEW! For the first time, this volume and the authors' paperback, RUSSIA AND THE USSR IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, will be revised in the same year, giving instructors a choice that corresponds to their syllabus.
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- Incorporates the most recent scholarship on Russian, Soviet, and former-Soviet history.
- Includes balanced coverage of the role of women and non-Russian peoples in Russian and Soviet history.
- To introduce students to major and continuing controversies among various historical schools and to encourage comparative and critical thinking, 16 end-of-chapter Problems present contrasting views and interpretations of key events. Illustrations feature extensive captions that allow the figures to act as separate "stories." Each chapter concludes with Suggested Additional Reading, divided into books and articles.
- The text features appendixes of Russian and Soviet leaders, areas and populations of former Soviet Union republics, populations of principal cities, and a glossary of foreign words.
- NEW! A new concluding chapter (Chapter 46) on the Putin presidency, as well as significant updates to the twentieth-century chapters, fully covers recent events that have had a significant impact on Russian and world history.
- NEW! Thorough revision of Chapter 45, now entitled "The Yeltsin Years", includes a section on the Yeltsin legacy.
- NEW! Increased coverage of social/cultural history throughout, allowing a fuller picture of Russian history.
- NEW! New Problems added on World War II and the Stalinist regime.
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc