Russia And The Soviet Union: An Historical Introduction From The Kievan State To The Present, Third Edition

Russia And The Soviet Union: An Historical Introduction From The Kievan State To The Present, Third Edition by John M Thompson

Title: Russia And The Soviet Union: An Historical Introduction From The Kievan State To The Present, Third Edition
Author: John M Thompson
ISBN10: 0813319641
ISBN13: 978-0813319643
Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (October 11, 1994)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Pages: 336 pages
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Russia And The Soviet Union: An Historical Introduction From The Kievan State To The Present, Third Edition by John M Thompson


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From ancient Kievan Rus' in the 11th century to the recent break-up of the USSR, Russia and the other countries of the region have shared a dramatic and chequered history. This book charts this history, offering an overview which pays equal attention to all periods. Now in its third edition and revised to include the latest developments, this work reassesses the legacy of the Brezhnev period, looks at the crucial transitional role of Mikhail Gorbachev, analyzes the dramatic break-up of the Soviet Union and discusses the emergence of a non-communist Russia. Designed specifically for an introductory course in Russian history, the text is supplemented with maps and illustrations and includes bibliographies at the end of each chapter.