Russia: A Historical Introduction from Kievan Rus’ to the Present



This lucid account of Russian and Soviet history presents major trends and events from ancient Kievan Rus’ to Vladimir Putin’s presidency in the twenty-first century. Russia does not shy away from controversial topics, including the impact of the Mongol conquest, the paradoxes of Peter the Great, the “inevitability” of the 1917 Revolution, the Stalinist terror, and the Gorbachev reform effort. Tackling those topics and others, the new edition is updated to discuss the Russia-Georgia war of…







A Millennium Of Classical Persian Poetry

Pub Date : 1994-01-01 | Author : Wheeler McIntosh Thackston | Publisher : Ibex Publishers, Inc.

ISBN 10 : 0936347503
ISBN 13 : 9780936347509

A Millennium of Classical Persian Poetry is designed to introduce students of Pesian to the richness of the classical poetic legacy. The Persian metrical system and poetic forms ar..


Pub Date : 2009 | Author : Edo Smitshuijzen | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 9076452202
ISBN 13 : 9789076452203

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