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Russia : A Concise History Paperback – August 17, 1991. by. Ronald Hingley (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Ronald Hingley considers the recent astonishing developments: the first steps towards liberalization, the collapse of communist rule throughout Russia's former satellite states, and above all the demise of Soviet communism and the disintegration of the USSR in the wake of Boris Yeltsin's rise to power.

ed. of: A concise history of Russia. New York : Viking Press, 1972.

Dr Ronald Francis Hingley (26 April 1920, Edinburgh – 23 January 2010) was an English scholar, translator and historian of Russia, specializing in Russian history and literature. He also wrote numerous books including biographies of Chekhov, Dostoyevsky, Stalin and Boris Pasternak.

The recent tremendous changes in Russia have only enhanced the special fascination which this powerful, enigmatic country has so long held for the world at large. Russia's history, from her beginnings as an illiterate pagan Slav community centered on Kiev to her twentieth-century superpower status, has its own unique rhythm, Appalling calamities have shaped Russia: the Tatar Yoke; the Time of Troubles; the Napoleonic invasion, two world wars separated by a great civil war; a multitude of famines and epidemics

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Tremendous changes in Russia have enhanced the special fascination which this powerful, enigmatic country has so long held for the world at large.

Russia's history, from her beginnings as a pagan Slav community centered on Kiev to superpower status, has its own unique rhythm. Appalling calamities have shaped Russia: the Time of Troubles; the Napoleonic invasion; two world wars separated by a great civil war; a multitude of famines and epidemics. Not least among these scourges have been leaders such as Ivan the Terrible and Joseph Stalin. In this revised and updated edition, Ronald Hingley considers the recent astonishing developments: the first steps towards liberalization, the collapse of communist rule throughout Russia's former satellite states, and above all the demise of Soviet communism and the disintegration of the USSR. Russia's present can be better comprehended as the latest chapter in a long and enthralling history; a history―evoked here with the aid of over 200 illustrations―which is now being energetically reassessed by the Russians themselves. 205 black-and-white illustrations

Comments: (7)

Gio
I reads this book in preparation for a tour of Russia later this year. Being unfamiliar with Russian history, I was worried about getting hip-deep in tsars and revolution, but this book moves right along, emphasizing the major turning points. There is just enough commentary to put events into perspective. It is not exactly short -- about 220 pages compared to the State Department's 12 pages -- but it is an excellent starting point. And now that I have read it and am working on lengthy biographies of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, I find myself referring to it for context. So -- an excellent place to start.
Jeb
My professor used it heavily. It is a little outdated but it has great history on russia. Arrived promptly. Great condition.
Wenes
This book was first published back around the 70's and the last time it was updated was in 1991 (it puts a later date somewhere in the 2000's but that's just a reprint). As an ethnic Russian who grew up outside of Russia I never got a chance to read about Russian history, but dear lord I couldn't get past the introduction to this piece of garbage. For one the book is skimmed of information, you can easily just look up a Wikipedia article on Russian history and find a better quality read. But the way it is interpreted is the main reason you get these books, and dear lord it is a flat out insult to Russians and is clearly written by someone unfamiliar with Russians. I say this because in the intro he basically says that Russians hate their history and denounce it, which means he quite clearly didn't put that much research into it because Russians in general are very proud of their history and culture. I'm not saying that as a personal anecdote, I mean actual statistics state this. Furthermore this is written in the Cold War victorious attitude, so that explains the preceding problem of looking down on Russians. "Aww Russians, it's so sad that you don't have as proud of a history as the United Kingdom or America, hopefully democracy will work out!". It's the same way people in the West seem to think that Socialism/Communism is dead in Eastern Europe and are surprised to hear that they aren't (in the 90's the Russian Communist party won the biggest number of seats in the Duma). This book is written by a man unfamiliar with Russian culture and people, if you want to read about Russian history look for another book or hell just use the internet to find some article of publication on Russian history, any of that is better than this outdated garbage.
Ariseym
This book covers alot of Russian history, in detail. It is geared to an avid history fan. It's a bit overwhelming for someone with a lite interest in history. So if you love history and cant get enough, you would enjoy this book.
Xisyaco
Complete and simply provided...and lots of pictures to enrich the chronological tale. Good and easy preparation for any trip to Russia.
Gerceytone
This book was on the recommended reading list for an upcoming trip. I appreciated the concise nature of the book, but felt that it was poorly written. The sentence structure made it difficult to follow.
Vutaur
I'm planning a trip to Russia and this book was recommended. It's a well written book, lots of pictures and drawings, easy read. It arrived promptly and I've already gotten into it.
Looking for a concise, accurate, intelligent, and detailed history of Russia? Look no farther. This is it. Viewed from the retrospective glance of history, Russia is a different country with a long tradition of lies, torture, economic disasters, and bizarre events (like the horse induced death of Catherine the Great). The crowning achievement of the good old USA was the defeat of the evil empire that was the USSR. Putin succeeded Yeltsin as President. Neither leader has been a model of enlightened libralism. But signs have emerged that Russians may yet generate the energy and the talent to build a better history in the Third Millennium than they contrived in the Second.
Russia : A Concise History download epub
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Author: Ronald Hingley
ISBN: 0500276277
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; Reissue, Subsequent edition (August 17, 1991)
Pages: 224 pages