A re-examination of Russia's imperial past from the reign of Peter the Great to the collapse of tsarism in 1917. It presents pre-revolutionary Russia as an empire of great internal contradictions. A colossus that extended over one-sixth of the earth's landmass, it was ever vulnerable to foreign invasion. It possessed one of the world's largest populations, the majority of whom lived in poverty and discontent. It commanded the world's richest natural resources, yet its productive forces were constricted by the remnants of feudalism. It strove to cement its multiethnic population by systematic Russification, which only stimulated nationalist movements. The empire of the tsars became ever more vulnerable until it was shattered by the turmoil of war and revolution. Using both Russian and western research, this work provides the reader with an historical basis on which to judge Russia's Soviet experience and her current turbulent transition to democracy.
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. HARDCOVER, BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, No Black Remainder Mark,Fast Shipping With Online Tracking, International Orders shipped Global Priority Air Mail, All orders handled with care and shipped promptly in secure packaging, we ship Mon-Sat and send shipment confirmation emails. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Codice libro della libreria 9015359
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0826411886
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0826411886
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808264118841.0
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New item. Codice libro della libreria QX-061-68-7522807