Russia new edition a short history abraham ascher on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers from the emergence of the first slavic state to the election of new president dmitry medvedev this is a concise and thoughtful guide to the complex and turbulent history of russia and its people paying particular attention to the implications of a future without putin at its helm. Russia a short history represents a balanced complete and yet compact history of russia in english covering the period from the the rise of kiev rus to 2008 if the putin era and to a lesser extent the yeltsin years is important to you you have to look elsewhere. A coherent account of russias vibrant history explaining the complex story of russian development with great clarity vividly illuminates russias past and shows how it has contributed to its troubled present peter waldron professor of modern history university of east anglia from the publisher. This short history has been compiled from the study of a number of other works in particular hal fishers history of europe paul crowsons a history of the russian people and william l langers encyclopaedia of world history in it the histories of the other slav peoples is touched upon sufficiently it is hoped. Get this from a library russia a short history abraham ascher from the emergence of the first slavic state to the election of new president dmitry medvedev this is a concise and thoughtful guide to the complex and turbulent history of russia and its people
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