A History of Russia: Medieval, Modern, Contemporary, c.882-1996

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Is today’s Russia capable of democracy, the free market, and a pluralist ideology? In this new edition of A History of Russia, Paul Dukes investigates these questions, taking into full account the extraordinary changes that have occurred since the arrival of first Mikhail Gorbachev and then Boris Yeltsin. Substantially expanded and rewritten, this new edition sets these events within the context of over 1100 years of Russian history. Dukes reviews the successive phases in Russian history from medieval Kiev and Muscovy to the current post-Soviet Union, with distinctive sections on political, economic, and cultural aspects of each period.
With its breadth of scope and conciseness of presentation, this third edition of A History of Russia will be invaluable to students of European and Russian history, and also to students of Russian language, literature, and social science.

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Paul Dukes is Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen and is the author of many books, including A History of Europe, The Making of Russian Absolutism, and World Order in History.

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'Reliable, interesting, stimulating, readable.' - A.V. Knowles, Journal of Russian Studies 'A good introduction to the long view.' - Niall Ferguson, Daily Mail 'Full of facts, it aims at an unbiased account of the current interpretations of them, supported by wide bibliographies...how refreshing and helpful to find the political economic and cultural aspects of history clearly set out and judiciously balanced.' - Robin Milner-Gulland, The Guardian

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