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Title:
A history of Russia
Author:
Moss, Walter.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. To 1917 -- v. 2. Since 1855.
ISBN:
9780070434806

9780070434820
Format :
Book

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Choice Review

In this new survey of Russian history from ancient times to the present, Moss (Eastern Michigan Univ.) adheres closely for the most part to other current texts. The main topics treated include the struggle for and against political authority; expansion and contraction of Russia and its dealings with other nationalities and countries; and the life and culture of the Russian people. The brief chapter "Land and Peoples" is followed by a chronological overview. Moss gives little attention to major controversies or historiography. His style is straightforward, factual, and pedestrian. Boxed inserts from primary sources are included but are very brief. Besides the usual coverage of political and diplomatic history, Moss provides full treatments of everyday life, women, rural life, law, religion, literature, and art. This is one of the most valuable aspects of these volumes. This reviewer found very few errors of fact or interpretation. Each volume has a final bibliography, chapter bibliographies, and chronology. Excellent maps and illustrations. General readers, undergraduates. D. MacKenzie; University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Choice Review

In this new survey of Russian history from ancient times to the present, Moss (Eastern Michigan Univ.) adheres closely for the most part to other current texts. The main topics treated include the struggle for and against political authority; expansion and contraction of Russia and its dealings with other nationalities and countries; and the life and culture of the Russian people. The brief chapter "Land and Peoples" is followed by a chronological overview. Moss gives little attention to major controversies or historiography. His style is straightforward, factual, and pedestrian. Boxed inserts from primary sources are included but are very brief. Besides the usual coverage of political and diplomatic history, Moss provides full treatments of everyday life, women, rural life, law, religion, literature, and art. This is one of the most valuable aspects of these volumes. This reviewer found very few errors of fact or interpretation. Each volume has a final bibliography, chapter bibliographies, and chronology. Excellent maps and illustrations. General readers, undergraduates. D. MacKenzie; University of North Carolina at Greensboro


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