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2 edition of introduction to Russian history and culture. found in the catalog.

introduction to Russian history and culture.

Ivar Spector

introduction to Russian history and culture.

by Ivar Spector

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Published by Van Nostrand in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed. (B61-8791) 1961.

The Physical Object
Pagination529p.,ill.,24cm
Number of Pages529
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19769465M

Russia - Russia - Cultural life: Russia’s unique and vibrant culture developed, as did the country itself, from a complicated interplay of native Slavic cultural material and borrowings from a wide variety of foreign cultures. In the Kievan period (c. 10th–13th century), the borrowings were primarily from Eastern Orthodox Byzantine culture. Russia's thousand-year history of class stratification, imperial growth and contraction, political consolidation and disintegration, repression and relaxation, has had far-reaching effects on every aspect of Russian national culture. Russia is world famous for achievements in two cultural areas, literature and music, both of which had their.

  Published in , Natasha's Dance is a broad cultural history of Russia from the building of St. Petersburg during the reign of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century. book - and thank God for that - but a superb introduction to the history and the culture of starts with a wonderful account of the building of St Petersburg in the s, and goes on to discuss the meaning of Europe to Russian culture in the eighteenth Size: KB.

  The revolutions may attract the most attention, but Stalin's dictatorship is an equally important subject for both Russian and European histories. This book is a good general history of the period and particular effort is made to place Stalin in context with Russia both before and after his rule, as well as with Lenin. The history of Russia begins with the histories of the East Slavs. The traditional start-date of specifically Russian history is the establishment of the Rus' state in the north in ruled by Vikings. Staraya Ladoga and Novgorod became the first major cities of the new union of immigrants from Scandinavia with the Slavs and Finno-Ugrians. In Prince Oleg of Novgorod seized Kiev, thereby.


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Princeton, N.J., Van Nostrand [©]. This factbook on Russia takes a brief look at Russian history and geography. Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy was able to emerge from over years of Mongol domination (13thth centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities.

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Russia's size, the diversity of its peoples and its unique geographical position straddling East and West have created a culture that is both inward and outward looking.

Its history reflects the tension between very different approaches to what culture can and should be. Tech culture Tech news Video Explainer videos 6 best Russian history books.

As Kotkin acknowledges in his introduction, whereas Stalin was absent from the first volume for chapters at a Author: Brad Davies.

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By Ivar. To Westerners, Russia was a place of exotic culture, mysterious people and antiquated traditions, bordering on backwardness and barbarism. Britons, raised on a diet of 19th-century nationalism and ‘Russophobia’, harboured negative stereotypes of Russia and its people.

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The book was assigned reading for an alumni trip to Russia I took inand I was SO glad I'd tackled it--though it's a monster, to be sure/5.Optional: v andA HISTORY OF RUSSIA Since ISBN $ This is a Russian history textbook.

It is not mandatory. You may use any other Russian history textbook, or none at all. This is to help you with general orientation among the names, places and dates of Russian history.