Preface Editors' Preface A Note on Dates and Names Chapter 1 The Formation of Russia: Slavs, Vikings and Byzantium Chapter 2 The Formation and Development of Muscovy (1240-1462) Chapter 3 Muscovy: The Late Ryurikids and Early Romanovs (1462-1689) Chapter 4 The Petrine Revolution (1689-1725) Chapter 5 The Triumph of Empire (1725-1855) Chapter 6 Reform and Revolution (1855-1905) Chapter 7 Wars and Revolutions (1905-1945) Chapter 8 Cold War and the Collapse of Communism (1945 to the present) Chronology Notes Further Reading Websites Acknowledgments Index
Barbara Alpern Engel is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of Mothers and Daughters: Women of the Intelligentsia in Nineteenth Century Russia; Between the Fields and the City: Women, Work and Family in Russia; Women in Russia: 1700-2000; and Breaking the Ties that Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia. Janet Martin is Professor Emerita of History at the University of Miami. She is the author of Treasure of the Land of Darkness: the Fur Trade and its Significance for Medieval Russia and Medieval Russia, 980-1584.
"In this concise but wide-ranging book, Barbara Alpern Engel and Janet Martin provide a useful and engaging account of the course of Russian history from the earliest days of Slavic tribes down to the present...In spite of its brevity, the work does not lack depth nor does it overly simplify Russia in its complexities and contradictions. Instead, it offers a sound foundation to anyone who is learning about Russian history for the first time...[A] narrative with interesting stories and actors that--in addition to its brevity--make the work a useful, informative, and enjoyable read."--World History Connected