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Russia and the USSR, 1855-1991 : Autocracy and Dictatorship - Stephen J. Lee

Russia and the USSR, 1855-1991

Autocracy and Dictatorship

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Published: 21st December 2005
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From a renowned name in A Level history publishing, this is a Questions and Analysis title on a major period in Russian History. With all three exam boards offering modules on this popular subject at A Level, this book is an absolute must-have.

Looking at the many different aspects of the period 1855a "1991 that are covered in A Level history, Stephen J. Lee examines and compares:

  • the ideologies of Tsarist autocracy and Soviet communism
  • parties and opposition to these regimes
  • the use of repression and terror
  • agriculture
  • industry
  • the class structure
  • the 1917 revolution
  • the impact of the First and Second World Wars on Russia.

Key elements of this book include:

  • each topic/issue forms a well-structured chapter: background; analysis; sources with questions; worked answers
  • a prominent historiography section a " an important element of the new A2 history assessment
  • an incorporated A2 synoptic approach that teaches students to draw together their entire range of knowledge and skills to study one topic
  • guidance on how to answer the recently-introduced synoptic questions.

Involving the importance of understanding the connections between the essential characteristics of historical study, this key title is the one-stop shop for all history teachers and students.

List of illustrations
Introduction
Outline chronology
Ideologies and regimes
Constitutional development
Political parties
Repression and terror
The nationalities
The impact of war
Agriculture and industry
The social classes
Notes
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ISBN: 9780415335775
ISBN-10: 0415335779
Series: Questions and Analysis in History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 21st December 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1