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The Resource Restless empire : a historical atlas of Russia, Ian Barnes ; introduction by Dominic Lieven

Restless empire : a historical atlas of Russia, Ian Barnes ; introduction by Dominic Lieven

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Restless empire : a historical atlas of Russia
Title
Restless empire
Title remainder
a historical atlas of Russia
Statement of responsibility
Ian Barnes ; introduction by Dominic Lieven
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Contributor
Author of introduction
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the first Slavic migrations to the Romanovs rise to the Putin era, Russia has endured for centuries as a nation whose sheer size and diversity have challenged its rulers and shaped its identity. Restless Empire" illuminates the epic sweep of Russian history in a beautifully illustrated full-color atlas depicting the essential cultural, political, economic, and military developments of Russia s past. Like the double-headed eagle that is its state emblem, Russia has always looked abroad to both the East and West, searching for secure trade routes, trustworthy allies, and defensible frontiers. Expansion beyond Muscovy s forested confines began in the fifteenth century, when Ivan III rejected Mongol rule and moved into the Russian steppe. The waterways linking the Baltic to the Black and Caspian seas were crucial to Russia s development from the Middle Ages onward. The age-old quest to acquire warm-water ports culminated in the construction of St. Petersburg in the eighteenth century, when imperial Russia began to rival Europe s Great Powers. From Ivan the Terrible to Catherine the Great, Lenin and Stalin to Yeltsin and Putin, Russia s rulers have carved their nation s destiny into world history, sometimes bending Russia toward despotism or democracy, internationalism or brusque independence. Russia s titanic conflicts against the Tatars and Turks, Napoleon, Nazi Germany, and the United States and its political upheavals from the Time of Troubles to the Soviet Union s downfall, as well as ongoing strife in Chechnya and Crimea, are presented chronologically in accessible text accompanied by detailed maps and illustrations."--
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1946-2014
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Barnes, Ian
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index present
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encyclopedias
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Lieven, D. C. B
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  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
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Restless empire : a historical atlas of Russia, Ian Barnes ; introduction by Dominic Lieven
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-213) and index
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Contents
Preface / Ian Barnes -- Introduction / Dominic Lieven -- The coming of the Slavs and the origins of Russia -- From the arrival of Christianity to the golden age of Kiev -- The decline and fall of Kievan Rus -- The Tatar invasions and the Mongol yoke -- The rise of Muscovy -- Ivan the Great -- Ivan the Terrible -- The time of troubles -- The development of Christianity in Russia -- The rise of the Romanovs -- Petrine Russia : centralization and westernization -- Russia after Peter : the rule of the empresses -- Catherine the Great -- Russia as a great power, 1800 -- The Napoleonic Wars -- Nicholas I and the Crimean War -- The Alexanders : reform and reaction -- Russian foreign policy : China and Japan -- Imperial expansion : Caucasus -- Russia in Central Asia -- Poles, Finns, and Anti-Semitism -- Intellectuals and revolutionaries in nineteenth-century Russia -- Economic development and its effects -- Political upheaval, 1905-1906 -- Kursk : a province -- The First World War -- The February Revolution and provisional government -- From Red October to Brest-Litovsk : the consolidation of Bolshevik power -- The Russian Civil War -- The aftermath : from war Communism to NEP and the creation of a police state -- Stalin's rise to power -- The purges -- Stalin's collectivization -- Industrialization -- Roads to war -- The Winter War -- The Great Patriotic War -- Manchuria -- Postwar Europe -- Khrushchev : De-Stalinization, thaw, and reform -- Operation Anadyr -- Brezhnev and stagnation -- Russia in Eastern Europe : disintegrating empire -- The Cold War : defending the Soviet Union -- Soviet intellectuals, dissent, and Samizdat culture -- Interregnum : Andropov, early Perestroika, and Chernenko -- Gorbachev : from reform to failure -- The Yeltsin saga -- Nationalities and the near abroad -- Conflict in the Caucasus -- Russia, NATO, and the new European order -- The Putin era -- Russia's shadow empire -- Russian rulers
Control code
FIEb17754781
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xvii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780674504677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1002659542
Label
Restless empire : a historical atlas of Russia, Ian Barnes ; introduction by Dominic Lieven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-213) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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(E 19°38ʹ00ʺ--W 169°02ʹ00ʺ/N 81°51ʹ00ʺ--N 41°11ʹ00ʺ)
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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Contents
Preface / Ian Barnes -- Introduction / Dominic Lieven -- The coming of the Slavs and the origins of Russia -- From the arrival of Christianity to the golden age of Kiev -- The decline and fall of Kievan Rus -- The Tatar invasions and the Mongol yoke -- The rise of Muscovy -- Ivan the Great -- Ivan the Terrible -- The time of troubles -- The development of Christianity in Russia -- The rise of the Romanovs -- Petrine Russia : centralization and westernization -- Russia after Peter : the rule of the empresses -- Catherine the Great -- Russia as a great power, 1800 -- The Napoleonic Wars -- Nicholas I and the Crimean War -- The Alexanders : reform and reaction -- Russian foreign policy : China and Japan -- Imperial expansion : Caucasus -- Russia in Central Asia -- Poles, Finns, and Anti-Semitism -- Intellectuals and revolutionaries in nineteenth-century Russia -- Economic development and its effects -- Political upheaval, 1905-1906 -- Kursk : a province -- The First World War -- The February Revolution and provisional government -- From Red October to Brest-Litovsk : the consolidation of Bolshevik power -- The Russian Civil War -- The aftermath : from war Communism to NEP and the creation of a police state -- Stalin's rise to power -- The purges -- Stalin's collectivization -- Industrialization -- Roads to war -- The Winter War -- The Great Patriotic War -- Manchuria -- Postwar Europe -- Khrushchev : De-Stalinization, thaw, and reform -- Operation Anadyr -- Brezhnev and stagnation -- Russia in Eastern Europe : disintegrating empire -- The Cold War : defending the Soviet Union -- Soviet intellectuals, dissent, and Samizdat culture -- Interregnum : Andropov, early Perestroika, and Chernenko -- Gorbachev : from reform to failure -- The Yeltsin saga -- Nationalities and the near abroad -- Conflict in the Caucasus -- Russia, NATO, and the new European order -- The Putin era -- Russia's shadow empire -- Russian rulers
Control code
FIEb17754781
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xvii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780674504677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1002659542

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