Restless Empire : a historical atlas of Russia
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Contributors
Lieven, D. C. B., writer of introduction.
Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015.
Format
Book
ISBN
9780674504677 (hc), 0674504674 (hc)
Physical Desc
1 atlas (xvii, 222 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
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Central Library - Adult Nonfiction - Upper Level - Nonfiction
911.47 BARNES
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Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9780674504677 (hc), 0674504674 (hc)

Notes

General Note
Relief shown by shading on some maps.
General Note
"Copyright © 2015 Historia Publishing Limited."
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-213) and index.
Description
From the first Slavic migrations to the Romanovs' rise to the Putin era, Russia has endured for centuries as a nation whose sheer size and diversity have challenged its rulers and shaped its identity. Restless Empire illuminates the epic sweep of Russian history in a beautifully illustrated full-color atlas depicting the essential cultural, political, economic, and military developments of Russia's past. Like the double-headed eagle that is its state emblem, Russia has always looked abroad to both the East and the West, searching for secure trade routes, trustworthy allies, and defensible frontiers. Expansion beyond Muscovy's forested confines began in the fifteenth century, when Ivan III rejected Mongol rule and moved into the Russian steppe. The waterways linking the Baltic to the Black and Caspian seas were critical to Russia's development from the Middle Ages onward. The age-old quest to acquire warm-water ports culminated in the construction of St. Petersburg in the eighteenth century, when imperial Russia began to rival Europe's Great Powers. From Ivan the Terrible to Catherine the Great, Lenin and Stalin to Yeltsin and Putin, Russia's rulers have carved their nation's destiny into world history, sometimes bending Russia toward despotism or democracy, internationalism or brusque independence. Russia's titanic conflicts - against the Tatars and Turks, Napoleon, Nazi Germany, and the United States - and its political upheavals from the Time of Troubles to the Soviet Union's downfall, as well as ongoing strife in Chechnya and Crimea, are presented chronologically in accessible text accompanied by detailed maps and illustrations. -- from dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Barnes, I., & Lieven, D. C. B. (2015). Restless Empire: a historical atlas of Russia . Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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

Barnes, Ian, 1946-2014 and D. C. B., Lieven. 2015. Restless Empire: A Historical Atlas of Russia. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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

Barnes, Ian, 1946-2014 and D. C. B., Lieven. Restless Empire: A Historical Atlas of Russia Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Barnes, Ian, and D. C. B. Lieven. Restless Empire: A Historical Atlas of Russia Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015.

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