The story of Russia
(Large Print)

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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2022].
ISBN
9798885786874
Physical Desc
587 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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Brookline - Large PrintLGTYPE 947 Figes 2022On Shelf
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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2022].
Format
Large Print
Language
English
ISBN
9798885786874

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"The Story of Russia is a fresh approach to the thousand years of Russia's history, concerned as much with the ideas that have shaped how Russians think about their past as it is with the events and personalities comprising it. No other country has reimagined its own story so often, in a perpetual effort to stay in step with the shifts of ruling ideologies. From the founding of Kievan Rus in the first millennium to Putin's war against Ukraine, Orlando Figes explores the ideas that have guided Russia's actions throughout its long and troubled existence. Whether he's describing the crowning of Ivan the Terrible in a candlelit cathedral or the dramatic upheaval of the peasant revolution, he reveals the impulses, often unappreciated or misunderstood by foreigners, that have driven Russian history: the medieval myth of Mother Russia's holy mission to the world; the imperial tendency toward autocratic rule; the popular belief in a paternal tsar dispensing truth and justice; the cult of sacrifice rooted in the idea of the "Russian soul"; and always, the nationalist myth of Russia's unjust treatment by the West. How the Russians came to tell their story and to revise it so often as they went along is not only a vital aspect of their history; it is also our best means of understanding how the country thinks and acts today. Based on a lifetime of scholarship and enthrallingly written, The Story of Russia is quintessential Figes: sweeping, revelatory, and masterful"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Figes, O. (2022). The story of Russia . Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Figes, Orlando. 2022. The Story of Russia. Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Figes, Orlando. The Story of Russia Thorndike Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Figes, Orlando. The Story of Russia Thorndike Press, 2022.

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