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Riassunto: Through the centuries, Russia has swung between successful expansionism, catastrophic collapse and spectacular recovery. This illuminating and accessible history traces these cycles from the late Neolithic age to Ivan the Terrible, and from the height of Communism to the truncated Russian Federation of today.Philip Longworth explores the patterns of Russia's past, from the nameless adventurers who first penetrated it to dynamic characters including Ivan the Terrible, Catherine the Great and Stalin. His narrative takes in the magnificent cities of Kiev, Moscow and St Petersburg; it stretches to Alaska in the east, to the Black Sea and the Ottoman Empire in the south, to the Baltic in the west and to the Arctic Ocean in the north.What is the source of Russia's imperialistic culture Why was Russia so driven to colonize and conquer From Kievan Rus' - the first Russian state - to ruthless Muscovy, the Russian Empire of the eighteenth century and finally the Soviet period, this groundbreaking study analyses the growth and dissolution of each empire, and asks what the future holds for Russia and her neighbours.
L'autore: Philip Longworth is the author of seven books including The Cossacks and The Making of Eastern Europe. He was educated by the army and at the University of Oxford and was Professor of History at McGill University for nearly twenty years.
Titolo: Russia's Empires. Their Rise and Fall: From ...
Casa editrice: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Minor Marks To Page Fore-Edges Otherwise Clean And Tidy. Codice libro della libreria 090436
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, U.S.A., 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. First Edition Used. In pictorial jacket over red cloth with gilt titling, 8vo, 398pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Codice libro della libreria 0813399
Descrizione libro John Murray, 2005. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria 003538
Descrizione libro Murray, 2005. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Detailed account of Russia's expansionism, collapses and spectactular recoveries over the centuries. 398 pp with 28 b/w illus and 8 pp of double spread maps. Red cloth. Illus, uncl DJ with v sm area of wrinkling at top of spine. All our UK orders are sent by First Class post. All profits to Amnesty International. Size: 16 x 24cms. Codice libro della libreria 008682
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-041-X4-6408706
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New item. Codice libro della libreria QX-041-X4-6408706