Specially written for the AS/A2 examinations, this book combines extended period cover with detailed focus on exam board-selected topics. The lively, accessible text is supplemented by "Spotlights", providing detailed study of sources on key issues and topics and "Document Exercises", offering opportunities for assessment and exam practice. Covering almost 150 years of Russian history, from Alexander II, through Glasnost, to the present day, a recurring theme is the drive to modernise. The period 1895-1941 is dealt with in depth, with separate chapters on the Russian Revolution, Lenin and Stalin.
1: The lands of the tsars
2: Reaction and reform
3: Stemming the tide
4: Russia on the road to democracy?
5: 1917 - year of promise and turmoil
6: How did the Bolsheviks stay in power?
7: Lenin in history
8: Which is the way to socialism?
9: Building paradise
10: The Terror
11: Culture and society in Stalin's Russia
12: Historians and Stalin
13: Stalin - the final years
15: Consolidation and collapse
16: Russia - continuity and change
Series: Oxford Advanced History
Primary / High School
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 28th June 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.6 x 19.6
Weight (kg): 0.72