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Russia S First Civil War

Author : Chester S. L. Dunning
ISBN : 0271043717
Genre : History
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The Time Of Troubles Ii

Author : Harry Turtledove
ISBN : 9781618244956
Genre : Fiction
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Abrivard, marshal of Makuran, has been given an impossible task by his King: destroy the mighty Empire of Videssos. Even as he pondered how to obey, Videssos's legions are on the march, attacking Makuran first. Abrivard finds himself fighting a defensive war, putting his great battle skills to the task of driving the invaders from his home, the land of the Thousand Cities. But even as he struck back at the invader, he realized that force of arms alone would not carry the day, for Videssos's powerful sorcerers were the stuff of legend, and a strong sword are could not stand against a potent battle spell which could strike the mightiest warrior dead from miles away . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Russian Army In A Time Of Troubles

Author : Pavel Baev
ISBN : 0761951873
Genre : Political Science
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This study of the Russian army and how it has fared in the uncertain transitional period since independence in December 1991 provides the basis for understanding its present and potential future role in the new political developments within Russia. Following an historical overview of Russia's security agenda and an examination of the Russian//Soviet army's tradition of involvement in politics, the book then examines Russia's current security interests and the role of the army in protecting them. Geopolitical perspectives are linked to the security issues of the `Near Abroad', and to the nuclear dimension of security. Pavel K Baev then considers the question of the feasibility of political control over the Russian army. The

Short History Of Russia S First Civil War

Author : Chester S. L. Dunning
ISBN : 0271045132
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Time Of Troubles

Author : Iurii Vladimirovich Got'e
ISBN : 9781400859320
Genre : History
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Among the few diaries available from inside early Soviet Russia none approaches Iurii V. Got'e's in sustained length of coverage and depth of vivid detail. Got'e was a member of the Moscow intellectual elite--a complex and unusually observant man, who was a professor at Moscow University and one of the most prominent historians of Russia at the time the revolution broke out. Beginning his first entry with the words Finis Russiae, he describes his life in revolution-torn Moscow from July 8, 1917 through July 23, 1922--nearly the entire period of the Russian Revolution and Civil War up to the advent of the New Economic Policy. This remarkable chronicle, published here for the first time, describes the hardships undergone by Got'e's family and friends and the gradual takeover of the academic and professional sectors of Russia by the new regime. Got'e was in his mid-forties when he wrote the diary. At first he felt that Bolshevism meant complete doom for Russia, but eventually his ardent patriotism led him to accept the Bolsheviks' role in preserving the integrity of the Russian state. The diary was discovered in 1982 in the Hoover Institution Archives, in the papers of Frank Golder, to whom Got'e himself had entrusted it in 1922. It is translated literally and unabridged, with annotations by Terence Emmons. The introduction by Professor Emmons places the diary clearly in the context of Got'e's life and scholarly career. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Russian And Soviet History

Author : Steven A. Usitalo
ISBN : 9781461643180
Genre : History
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An original and thought-provoking text, Russian and Soviet History uses noteworthy themes and important events from Russian history to spark classroom discussion. Consisting of twenty essays written by experts in each area, the book does not simply repeat the conventional themes found in nearly all Russian history texts, anthologies, and documentary compilations. Rather, it showcases current thinking on Russian cultural, political, economic, and social history from the end of the sixteenth century to the demise of the Soviet "experiment." Informed by archival work in the former Soviet Union and a broad range of published sources, this book is intended to introduce students to Russian history in an accessible and provocative format. Its eclectic essays offer readers an incomparable taste of the complexity and richness of Russia as it has evolved from late Muscovy to the modern era. This text is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students in Russian history and is a great resource for scholars in the field. Contributions by: Sergei Arutiunov, Richard Bidlack, Kees Boterbloem, James Cracraft, Chester S. L. Dunning, Colum Leckey, Alexander M. Martin, Susan P. McCaffray, Martha Merritt, Patrick O'Meara, Scott W. Palmer, Jelena Pogosjan, Thomas E. Porter, Ana Siljak, Douglas Smith, William Taubman, Steven A. Usitalo, Jeffrey Veidlinger, Rex A. Wade, and William Benton Whisenhunt


Author : Friedrich Schiller
ISBN : BSB:BSB10114345
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Boris Godunow

Author : Alexander Puschkin
ISBN : 9783862675456
Genre : Fiction
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Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin (1799 - 1837) begann mit der Niederschrift des "Boris Godunow" Ende 1824. Die Idee zu dem Drama war ihm nach der Lektüre von N.M. Karamsins "Geschichte des russischen Staates" gekommen. Dabei stellte er fest, dass die Machtkämpfe in der Frühzeit der russischen Nation viele Ähnlichkeiten mit seiner eigenen Zeit aufwiesen. Das Stück konzentriert sich nicht auf der Biografie des historischen Boris Godunow, sondern auf das Schicksal des Volkes, das stets auf der Bühne präsent ist. Die Charaktere in "Boris Godunow" sind von der Gier nach Macht so besessen, dass sie bereit sind, für sie alles zu opfern - Gewissen, Ehre, Moral. Das Volk selbst wird von Puschkin mit spiritueller Kraft und einem ausgeprägten Sinn für Moral gezeichnet. Von den degenerierten Mächtigen betrogen und ausgebeutet, wird es schließlich an den Rand des Aufstands getrieben.

A Military History Of Russia

Author : David R. Stone
ISBN : 0275985024
Genre : History
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A concise but comprehensive exploration of Russia's military past, this book traces the course of Russia's wars, both victories and defeats, showing how war has shaped Russian society and how the nature of Russian society has shaped Russia's military and the wars it has fought.

Times Of Troubles Britain S War In Northern Ireland

Author : Andrew Sanders
ISBN : 9780748655137
Genre : History
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This is the first academic study of the British Army in Northern Ireland. It investigates the complex experiences of English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish soldiers alike during the often-controversial Operation Banner 1969-2007. The experiences of these soldiers raise many important and difficult questions on war and policy. When do 'troubles', riots and insurgency become war? How does a liberal state respond to an internal war within its own borders? How does it decide on its rules of engagement for its armed forces?Featuring key interviews with former soldiers, paramilitaries and Special Branch detectives, amongst other key actors, the authors attempt to answer these questions and enhance our knowledge of conflict resolution by providing a deep analysis of one of the most significant British military operations since the Second World War.

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