Modern history

A History of Russia and Its Empire: From Mikhail Romanov to Vladimir Putin

A History of Russia and Its Empire: From Mikhail Romanov to Vladimir Putin

This clear and focused text provides an introduction to imperial Russian and Soviet history from the crowning of Mikhail Romanov in 1613 to Vladimir Putin's new term.

Chapter 1. The Rise of Russia in the Seventeenth Century, 1613–1689

Chapter 2. Great Power, 1689–1796

Chapter 3. The Height and Decline of Imperial Russia, 1789–1855

Chapter 4. Domestic Convulsions, 1855–1905

Chapter 5. Fatal Foreign Entanglements and a Failed Revolution, 1877–1914

Chapter 6. Forging Soviet Civilization, 1914–1924

Chapter 7. The Inevitable Triumph of Stalinism? 1924–1941

Chapter 8. The Great Patriotic War and the Cold War, 1941–1953

Chapter 9. Embattled Leader of the “Second World,” 1953–1982

Chapter 10. The Fall of the Soviet Union and Beyond, 1982–2013

Chronology