Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. A History of Russia

    1. Paul Dukes
      Pages 1-3
  3. Medieval Russia: Kiev to Moscow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 4-6
    2. Paul Dukes
      Pages 24-38
  4. Modern Russia: The Tsarist Empire

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-67
    2. Paul Dukes
      Pages 103-120
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      Pages 121-144
    4. Paul Dukes
      Pages 145-172
    5. Paul Dukes
      Pages 173-202
  5. Contemporary Russia: The U.S.S.R. and After

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-207
    2. Paul Dukes
      Pages 208-226
    3. Paul Dukes
      Pages 266-282
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About this book


In this edition of A History of Russia, Paul Dukes takes full account of the extraordinary changes that have occurred since the arrival of first Mikhail Gorbachev and then Boris Yeltsin. Substantially expanded and rewritten, this edition sets these events within the context of over 1100 years of Russian history. From Medieval Kiev and Muscovy to post-Soviet Russia, this is an invaluable work for anyone studying this remarkable country.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of AberdeenUK

About the authors

PAUL DUKES is Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A History of Russia
  • Book Subtitle Medieval, Modern, Contemporary c. 882–1996
  • Authors P. Dukes
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-66066-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-66067-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26080-5
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XIV, 448
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics European History
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