Pages: 336
Subject: History
Imprint: Oneworld


A Short History

Abraham Ascher

A revised edition of this popular and brilliantly concise guide to Russia's turbulent history - from Peter the Great to President Vladimir Putin.
9781851686131 (12 Jan 2009)
RRP £12.99 / US$19.95
9781786071422 (7 Sep 2017)
RRP £12.99 / US$19.95

The Book

Russian historian Abraham Ascher offers a skillful blend of engaging narrative and fresh analysis in this concise introduction to Russian history.

Newly updated on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, it covers the growing political tensions between Russia and its neighbours, and the country's increasingly complex relationship with US President Donald J. Trump.

This stimulating and beautifully written introduction will prove enlightening for students, scholars, and travellers alike.

Additional Information

Subject History
Pages 336
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Abraham Ascher is Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. A highly respected scholar, he is the recipient of numerous awards, and the author of more than thirty articles and seven books, including The Russian Revolution: A Beginner's Guide and Stalin: A Beginner's Guide (both Oneworld). He lives in New York.


"A brilliant balancing act. A comprehensive introduction for the general reader."

- Rusistika

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