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Russia : the once and future empire from pre-history to Putin / Philip Longworth.

Longworth, Philip 1933- (Author). Longworth, Philip 1933- Russia's empires. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Portsmouth Public Library.

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Main Library 947 LONGWORTH (Text) 33230007064516 NONFICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780312360412 : HRD
  • ISBN: 031236041X : HRD
  • Physical Description: print
    vii, 398 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.

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General Note: "First published in Great Britain by John Murray (Publishers), a division of Hodder Headline, under the title Russia's empires: their rise and fall: from prehistory to Putin"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-377) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Russians : who are they? -- The first Russian state -- Reincarnation -- The foundations of an empire -- Ivan IV and the first imperial expansion -- The crash -- Recovery -- Peter the Great and the breakthrough to the west -- Glorious expansion -- Theromantic age of empire -- Descent to destruction -- The construction of a juggernaut -- The high tide of Soviet imperialism -- Autopsy on a deceased empire -- Reinventing Russia.
Summary, etc.: A study of the origins and evolution of modern Russia traces the tumultuous history of the region through the rise and fall of four consecutive empires--Kievan, Muscovite, Romanov, and Soviet.
Subject: Russia History
Soviet Union History
Russia (Federation) History

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