The Soviet Union

The Soviet Union

Throughout the book, Mark Edele—a noted expert on the topic—clearly demonstrates that the Soviet Union was more than simply "Russia." Instead, it was a multi-ethnic empire.

Author: Mark Edele

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781119131168

Category: History

Page: 256

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An acclaimed historian explores the dynamic history of the twentieth century Soviet Union In ten concise and compelling chapters, The Soviet Union covers the entire Soviet Union experience from the years 1904 to 1991 by putting the focus on three major themes: warfare, welfare, and empire. Throughout the book, Mark Edele—a noted expert on the topic—clearly demonstrates that the Soviet Union was more than simply "Russia." Instead, it was a multi-ethnic empire. The author explains that there were many incarnations of Soviet society throughout its turbulent history, each one a representative of Soviet socialism. The text covers a wide range of topics: The end Romanov empire; The outbreak of World War I; The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917; The breakdown of the old empire and its re-constitution in the Civil War; The New Economic Policy; The rise of Stalin; The Soviet’s role in World War II; Post war normalization; and Gorbachev’s attempt to end the Cold War. The author also explores the challenges encountered by the successor states, their struggles with and against democracy, capitalism, authoritarianism, and war. This vital resource: Provides a concise overview of the history of the Soviet Union Includes information on the latest research that takes the broad view of the history of the Soviet Union and its place in world history Treats scholarly disagreements as part of the history of the influence of the Soviet Union on the course of the twentieth century Offers suggestion for further readings and a link to online primary sources Written for students of twentieth century Russia, the Russian Revolution, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War, and twentieth century World History, The Soviet Union: A Short History is a volume in the popular Wiley Short Histories series.
Categories: History

A Short History of the Russian Revolution

A Short History of the Russian Revolution

I.B.Tauris Short Histories is an authoritative and elegantly written new series which puts a fresh perspective on the way history is taught and understood in the twenty-first century. Designed to have strong appeal to university ...

Author: Geoffrey Swain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786731883

Category: History

Page: 256

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In 1917 revolutionary fervour swept through Russia, ending centuries of imperial rule and instigating political and social changes that would lead to the formation of the Soviet Union. Arising out of proletariat discontent with the Tsarist autocracy and Lenin's proclaimed version of a Marxist ideology, the revolutionary period saw a complete overhaul of Russian politics and society and led directly to the ensuing civil war. The Soviet Union eventually became the world's first communist state and the events of 1917 proved to be one of the turning-points in world history, setting in motion a chain of events which would change the entire course of the twentieth century. Geoffrey Swain provides a concise yet thorough overview of the revolution and the path to civil war. By looking, with fresh perspectives, on the causes of the revolution, as well as the international response, Swain provides a new interpretation of the events of 1917, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the revolution.
Categories: History

Russia s Story

Russia s Story

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: J. A. Shearwood

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1333766068

Category: History

Page: 144

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Excerpt from Russia's Story: Being a Short Popular History of Russia From the Earliest Times, and Sketching the Part That Russia Has Taken as Yet in the Great War, Together With an Account of the Revolution Disturbed times some of the rulers reigns of particular towns or dis was Grand Duke of Suzdal. It himself Prince of all the Russias. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Categories: History

A Concise History of Russia

A Concise History of Russia

Accessible to students, tourists, and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century.

Author: Paul Bushkovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521543231

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 542

Accessible to students, tourists, and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art, and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Mendeleev in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system, and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.
Categories: History

The Russian Short Story

The Russian Short Story

"Twayne's critical history of the short story." Examines the origins of the short story in Russia and traces the evolution of the genre from the 1830s to the 1970s.

Author: Charles A. Moser

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002571458

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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"Twayne's critical history of the short story." Examines the origins of the short story in Russia and traces the evolution of the genre from the 1830s to the 1970s.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Short Stories To Learn Russian

Short Stories To Learn Russian

This book helpful and motivating in your quest to learn Russian, particularly the section on palatalization. This book is a storehouse of useful information about the Russian Language and the content of the book is very good.

Author: Samella Liming

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798708087928

Category:

Page: 78

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Russia is a country rich in history, culture, and traditions, and many people are learning Russian. And yet, despite its international prowess, there is a severe lack of interest in wanting to understand Russia; its culture, its people, and its language. This book helpful and motivating in your quest to learn Russian, particularly the section on palatalization. This book is a storehouse of useful information about the Russian Language and the content of the book is very good. It will provide you with all the information you need about how to learn Russian the smart way and get you to fluency faster using highly effective language learning methods and techniques. The book falls into five parts: Chapter 1: Learn Like a Polyglot Chapter 2: Starting from zero Chapter 3: Learn from what you love Chapter 4: Spaced recall system Chapter 5: Speeding up the process
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Russian Short Stories Book

Russian Short Stories Book

This book helpful and motivating in your quest to learn Russian, particularly the section on palatalization. This book is a storehouse of useful information about the Russian Language and the content of the book is very good.

Author: Aubrey Tossie

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798708095060

Category:

Page: 78

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Russia is a country rich in history, culture, and traditions, and many people are learning Russian. And yet, despite its international prowess, there is a severe lack of interest in wanting to understand Russia; its culture, its people, and its language. This book helpful and motivating in your quest to learn Russian, particularly the section on palatalization. This book is a storehouse of useful information about the Russian Language and the content of the book is very good. It will provide you with all the information you need about how to learn Russian the smart way and get you to fluency faster using highly effective language learning methods and techniques. The book falls into five parts: Chapter 1: Learn Like a Polyglot Chapter 2: Starting from zero Chapter 3: Learn from what you love Chapter 4: Spaced recall system Chapter 5: Speeding up the process
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The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature

The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature

The Russian Short Story: A Critical History, Boston: Twayne, 1986. —— (ed.) The Cambridge History ofRussian Literature, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989; revised edition, 1992. Peterson, Ronald E. A History ...

Author: Neil Cornwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134569076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is an engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years. The volume covers the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and explores all the forms that have made it so famous: poetry, drama and, of course, the Russian novel. A particular emphasis is given to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when Russian literature achieved world-wide recognition through the works of writers such as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Nabokov and Solzhenitsyn. Covering a range of subjects including women's writing, Russian literary theory, socialist realism and émigré writing, leading international scholars open up the wonderful diversity of Russian literature. With recommended lists of further reading and an excellent up-to-date general bibliography, The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is the perfect guide for students and general readers alike.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sino Russian Relations

Sino Russian Relations

A Short History R.K.I. Quested. 1 Two vastly different histories: CHINA AND RUSSIA TO THE MONGOL CONQUESTS OF THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY Today Russia and China confront one another across the longest national frontiers in the world.

Author: R.K.I. Quested

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136575259

Category: History

Page: 200

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This book provides a systematic history of Sino-Russian relations, a history which is invaluable in forming an understanding of relations between the two nations today. Becoming neighbours in the seventeenth century, their changing relations in peace and war, in isolation, cooperation and confrontation have steadily assumed a greater importance in world politics and become increasingly important to the stability of international relations.
Categories: History

A Short History of the Short Story

A Short History of the Short Story

Kipling contributed a number of worthwhile short stories including “Without Benefit of Clergy” (1891), “The Brushwood Boy” ... masters of the short story were Honore Balzac (17991850) and Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), and in Russia, ...

Author: Gulnaz Fatma

Publisher: Modern History Press

ISBN: 9781615991778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 46

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Worldwide Appreciation of the Short Story Form Spans Cultures and Centuries! In this concise volume, Gulnaz Fatma traces the short story from its origins in fables, ancient poetry, and tales such as The Arabian Nights, to its modern form in the early American stories of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, and then through the twentieth century and throughout the world. The elements of what makes a short story are presented along with a discussion of the difficulties in defining the genre. The short story's relation to the novel as well as its uniqueness as its own form are deftly presented. While the American and European traditions of the short story take up much of this book, the final chapter is a thorough presentation of the short story's development in India. Anyone interested in the short story--teachers, students, writers, and readers--will find this volume informative, thoughtful, and a welcome addition to our understanding of one of literature's most dynamic forms. Gulnaz Fatma is an Indian writer and author. She is a research scholar in the Department of English at Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India. "As a fiction writer who has also taught the short story form, I was impressed by the thoroughness and insight presented in this concise book. Fatma's broad exploration of the short story form is backed by numerous supporting examples and her chapter on the short story in India will introduce many readers to that country's own literary gems." --Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and author of the award-winning Narrow Lives From the World Voices Series www.ModernHistoryPress.com Literary Criticism: Short Stories Literary Criticism: Asian - General
Categories: Biography & Autobiography