By Kees Boterbloem

ISBN-10: 0742568385

ISBN-13: 9780742568389

ISBN-10: 0742568393

ISBN-13: 9780742568396

This transparent and concentrated textual content presents an advent to imperial Russian and Soviet background from the crowning of Mikhail Romanov in 1613 to Vladimir Putin’s new time period. via a constant chronological narrative, Kees Boterbloem considers the political, army, monetary, social, non secular, and cultural advancements and the most important turning issues that led Russia from an unique backwater to superpower stature within the 20th century. the writer assesses the super rate paid by means of those that made Russia and the Soviet Union into this sort of hegemonic energy, either in the neighborhood and globally. He considers the advanced and sundry interactions among Russians and non-Russians and investigates the explanations for the impressive sturdiness of this final of the colonial powers, whose dependencies weren't granted independence till 1991. He explores the continuing legacies of this fraught decolonization approach at the Russian Federation itself and at the different states that succeeded the Soviet Union. the one textual content designed and written in particular for a one-semester direction in this four-hundred-year interval, it's going to attract all readers drawn to studying extra concerning the historical past of the folks who've inhabited one-sixth of the earth’s landmass for centuries.

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