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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • Catherine The Greatby Robert K. Massie

    Head of Zeus 2012; US$ 8.01

    The story of one of the truly great female rulers in history by an award winning historian. The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of all the Russias, a feckless teenager with a weakness for drink. Catherine was only able to give him an heir by passing off her lover's son... more...

  • My Revision Notes AQA AS History: Tsarist Russia 1855-1917by Sally Waller; Laura Williams; Robin Bunce

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 14.38

    Revision guide which combines course content with activities to develop exam skills to help students effectively revise for this AS unit. more...

  • Ivan the Terribleby Robert Payne; Nikita Romanoff

    Cooper Square Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Based heavily on original Russian sources, this biography of Czar Ivan IV examines the plots, massacres, and poisonings that earned Ivan his famous epithet. more...

  • Stalinby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Orion 2010; Not Available

    Winner of the British Book Awards History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize This thrilling biography of Stalin and his entourage during the terrifying decades of his supreme power transforms our understanding of Stalin as Soviet dictator, Marxist leader and Russian tsar. Based on groundbreaking research,... more...

  • The Kremlin Conspiracyby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    People call Putin's power strategy the new Cold War. Author Douglas Boyd argues that it is the same one as before, fought with potent new weapons: the energy resources on which half of Europe now depends. The Cold War did not begin in 1945, but rather when Lenin created the Communist International in 1919, in a tradition of Russian expansionism that... more...

  • Lettland als übersetzte Nationby Julija Boguna

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 62.32

    Das kulturnationale Modell des 'nation building' erfuhr im 19. Jahrhundert eine große Verbreitung in Nordosteuropa. Einen wichtigen Baustein bildete die Suche nach 'nationalen' Ur-Texten, die als Zeugnisse für die Existenz der 'Nation' dienten. In Lettland (damals Livland) stieß dieses Auf(er)finden von Texten auf besondere Bedingungen: Die Ur-Texte... more...

  • Ten Days that Shook the Worldby John Reed

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 6.99

    Ten Days that Shook the World is a first-hand account of Russia's October Revolution of 1917. Written in 1919 by the American journalist and socialist John Reed, it follows many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders of this time. Reed died the year after his book was finished and was buried in Moscow's Kremlin Wall Necropolis - one of the few... more...

  • Ethnicity and Territory in the Former Soviet Unionby Dr James Hughes; Gwendolyn Sasse

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The collapse of the Soviet empire in 1991 removed a decades-long system of successful control of potential ethnic and regional conflict . The result was the eruption of numerous conflicts over state-building, some of which degenerated into violence and some of which were resolved or prevented by strategies of accommodation. This volume explores the... more...

  • Ethnic Relations in Post-Soviet Russiaby Andrew Foxall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    While the collapse of communism in Russia was relatively peaceful, ethnic relations have been deteriorating since then. This deterioration poses a threat to the functioning of the Russian state and is a major obstacle to its future development. Analysing ethnic relations in the North Caucasus, this book demonstrates how a myriad of processes that... more...

  • The History of Peter the Greatby Voltaire; Tobias Smollett

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    French Enlightenment thinker Voltaire saw much to admire in Russian emperor Peter the Great. Most significantly, Voltaire admired Peter's tireless efforts to drag Russia from its medieval mindset and thrust it into an age of rationality. This exhaustive biography focuses more on Peter's philosophy and values than his wartime exploits. more...