Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

Russian History: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

By Geoffrey Hosking 
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0199580987
EAN: 9780199580989
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 176
Publish Date: 2012-04-07
Binding: Paperback
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Spanning the divide between Europe and Asia, Russia is a multi-ethnic empire with a huge territory, strategically placed and abundantly provided with natural resources. But Russia's territory has a harsh climate, is cut off from most maritime contact with the outside world, and has open and vulnerable land frontiers. It has therefore had to devote much of its wealth to the armed forces, and the sheer size of the empire has made it difficult to mobilise resources and to govern effectively, especially given the diversity of its people. In this Very Short Introduction, Geoffrey Hosking discusses all aspects of Russian history, from the struggle by the state to control society, the transformation of the empire into a multi-ethnic empire, Russia's relationship with the West/Europe, the Soviet experience, and the post-Soviet era.
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Title: Russian History: A Very Short Introduction
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: Geoffrey Hosking
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0199580987
EAN: 9780199580989
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 176
Publish Date: 2012-04-07
Binding: Paperback

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