A History of the Urals: Russia's Crucible from Early Empire to the Post-Soviet Era

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 26.02.2015 - 272 Seiten
The Urals are best known as the boundary between Europe and Asia. A History of the Urals demonstrates the region's importance in its own right, as a crucible of Russia's defence industry in particular.

In the first English-language book to explore the subject fully, Paul Dukes examines the region's contribution to the power of the state in tsarist, Soviet and post-Soviet times, offering a refreshing antidote to Moscow-centric interpretations of Russian history. The book contextualises more recent periods with chapters on the earlier years of the Urals and covers the key environmental as well as economic, political and cultural themes.

The book contains illustrations and maps, plus lists of books and websites, as aids to further research and understanding of the subject. A History of the Urals is an important book that provides new and valuable insights for all students of Russian history.
 

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Inhalt

Approaches to the Urals
1
1 The Making of the Russian Empire 15521725
9
2 Tsarist Modernization 17251825
29
3 Reaction and Reform 18251894
53
4 From Tsarist to Soviet Russia 18941921
77
5 Soviet Modernization and the Great Patriotic War 19211945
115
6 Reconstruction and the Cold War 19451964
141
7 Stagnation and Collapse 19641991
161
Conclusion
183
Afterword
202
Notes
205
Further Study
221
Index
224
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Paul Dukes is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen, UK. He has held visiting appointments at Auckland University, New Zealand, and Cornell University, USA. The best known of his many publications include A History of Russia c.882-1996: Medieval, Modern, Contemporary (1997) and The Making of Russian Absolutism 1613-1801 (1990). He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of History Today.

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