A Reference Guide From the Renaissance to the Present

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Baker & Taylor
Presents a historical dictionary with entries on important Russian events, institutions, political and social figures, and also provides a chronology, a list of rulers, and a collection of maps.

Book News
The bulk of this reference guide by Borrero (St. John's U.) consists of an A-to-Z historical dictionary providing primarily biographical entries on important Russian political and social figures, as well as a number of entries on important events, institutions, and concepts from the time of the Renaissance to the present. In addition to the dictionary, a 30-page essay provides an overview of Russian history. Included after the dictionary are a chronology, a list of Russian rulers from 1462 to 2004, and collection of 25 historical maps. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
From the Tatars to the KGB, Russia discusses the last several hundred years of Russian history from the Renaissance to the present. A comprehensive reference guide to the history of the world's largest country, this volume covers influential individuals, significant places, important policies, and more. It provides readers with a greater understanding of Russian history and explores various events that have profoundly impacted the development of the country and its people. A narrative history, a chronology, and A-to-Z entries to present information in a variety of useful formats.
Because of its size and recent imperial history, Russia is inhabited by diverse peoples, many with unique cultural identities. The participation of these non-Russian peoples in public life, willingly or unwillingly, and their places of origin have played an important role in the development of Russia. This book reflects the multiethnic character of Russia and the Soviet Union since the 15th century. Special attention to popular culture and youth culture gives this reference added depth, making it a resource for students and general readers of all ages.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2004
ISBN: 0816044546
Branch Call Number: 947.003 BOR
Characteristics: xiv, 497 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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