Russia: People and Empire: 1552–1917: People and Empire, 1552-1917


‘It is unlikely that a clearer, more stimulating account of the Russians’ extraordinary period of imperial history will be written.’ Philip Marsden, Spectator

Geoffrey Hosking’s landmark book provides us with a new prism through which to view Russian history by posing the apparently simple question: what is Russia’s national identity?

Hosking answers this with brilliant originality: his thesis is that the needs of Russia’s empire prevented the creation of a Russian nation. The…



Russia

Pub Date : 1997 | Author : Geoffrey A. Hosking | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 0674781198
ISBN 13 : 9780674781191

Discusses the sixteenth century roots of the lack of a unified Russian identity, the division between the gentry and the peasantry, and the widening gap in the eighteenth and ninet..




Russia And The Russians

Pub Date : 2001 | Author : Geoffrey A. Hosking | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 0674004736
ISBN 13 : 9780674004733

Chronicles the history of the Russian Empire from the Mongol Invasion, through the Bolshevik Revolution, to the aftereffects of the Cold War...



The Awakening Of The Soviet Union

Pub Date : 1991 | Author : Geoffrey A. Hosking | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 0674055519
ISBN 13 : 9780674055513

Discusses the background behind the sweeping reforms in the Soviet Union, describes issues that must still be resolved, and suggests future directions for change..


Russian History A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2012-03-29 | Author : Geoffrey Hosking | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199580989
ISBN 13 : 0199580987

A leading international authority discusses all aspects of Russian history, from the struggle by the state to control society to the transformation of the nation into a multi-ethni..


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