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A Traveller's History of Russia and the USSR

A Traveller's History of Russia and the USSR

  • Author: Peter Neville
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 327
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The Traveller's History series is designed for travellers who want more historical background on the country they are visiting than can be found in a tour guide. Each volume offers a complete and authoritative history of the country from the earliest times up to the present. A Gazetteer cross-referenced to the main text pin-points the historical importance of sights and towns. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, this literate and lively series makes ideal before-you-go reading, and is just as handy tucked into suitcase or backpack. A Traveller's History of Russia gives a comprehensive survey of that country's past from the earliest times up to the era of "perestroika" and the end of the Soviet Union, its devolution into 15 separate republics, the tragedy of the Chechen War, right through to the present.

A Traveller's History of Russia

A Traveller's History of Russia

  • Author: Peter Neville
  • Publisher: Interlink Books
  • ISBN: 9781566566452
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 331
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?This book provides a comprehensive survey of Russia's tragic and glorious history: prehistoric Russias nomadic invaders; the rise of Muscovy with its colorful panopoly of rulers from Ivan Moneybags to Ivan the Terrible; the despotism of the Romanovs; the Russian Revolution and the rise and fall of the Soviet state; all the way to the present.

A Traveller's History of Germany

A Traveller's History of Germany

  • Author: Robert Cole
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing
  • ISBN: 1623710596
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Germany is the most heavily populated of all the countries within the European Union. A Traveller’s History of Germany offers a complete and authoritative history of a country of which much of its rich past and legacy of great culture has been forgotten after the traumas of the two world wars. There were Germans long before there was Germany. Germanic peoples lived for centuries in Western, Central and Eastern Europe with similar yet not identical languages and culture. Over time these developed into regional principalities and city states under the nominal rule of first the Roman Empire, then the Holy Roman Empire, and finally the Habsburg Empire. German unification did not come until 1871 under Bismarck. Germany became a world power, fuelled not only by industrialization but also by a new ideology of nationalism, a power that took on the rest of the world twice in the twentieth century and lost. Since 1945 it has risen from the ashes to become a major force – of a more palatable kind – within Europe. Cole presents the facts in a clear and literate format and also gives the reader expert analysis of the events. The book will also have practical information for visitors, a historical gazetteer – cross-referenced to the main text – and is illustrated with relevant maps plus a Chronology of Events.

Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia and Poland

Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia and Poland

  • Author: John G. Stephens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Europe
  • Page: 472
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Incidents of travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia and Poland, by the author of 'Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petræa, and the Holy land'.

Incidents of travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia and Poland, by the author of 'Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petræa, and the Holy land'.

  • Author: John Lloyd Stephens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Incidents of travel in the Russian and Turkish empires. By J.L. Stephens

Incidents of travel in the Russian and Turkish empires. By J.L. Stephens

  • Author: John Lloyd Stephens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland

Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland

  • Author: John Lloyd Stephens
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1602061297
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 516
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His wandering spirit mellowing his analytic eye, John L. Stephens is the best kind of guide. Whether describing the richness of a seraglio in Turkey or the drama of a gambling hall in Russia, the congenial and charismatic style of his narrative-with its hearty doses of humor-is warming, while the enthusiastic accounts of treks, discoveries, and friends made utterly engages. Add to this Stephens' conscientious inclusion of historical, sociopolitical, anthropological, and sometimes mythological, context, and Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland becomes the next best thing to being there. American traveler, diplomat, and author JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS (1805-1852) topped off an academic youth by exploring the world, eventually distinguishing himself in such endeavors as playing a primary role in the building of the Panama Railroad, and producing the era's preeminent record of Mesoamerican culture in his work Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan.

Handbook for Travellers in Russia, Poland, and Finland

Handbook for Travellers in Russia, Poland, and Finland

  • Author: J. Murray
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 1147566259
  • Category: History
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American Phoenix

American Phoenix

John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence

  • Author: Jane Hampton Cook
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1595555420
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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John Quincy and Louisa Adams’s unexpected journey that changed everything. American Phoenix is the sweeping, riveting tale of a grand historic adventure across forbidding oceans and frozen tundra—from the bustling ports and towering birches of Boston to the remote reaches of pre-Soviet Russia, from an exile in arctic St. Petersburg to resurrection and reunion among the gardens of Paris. Upon these varied landscapes this Adams and his Eve must find a way to transform their banishment into America’s salvation. Author, historian, and national media commentator Jane Hampton Cook breathes life into once-obscure history, weaving a meticulously researched biographical tapestry that reads like a gripping novel. With the arc and intrigue of Shakespearean drama in a Jane Austen era, American Phoenix is a timely yet timeless addition to the recent renaissance of works on the founding Adams family, from patriarchs John and Abigail to the second-generation of John Quincy and Louisa and beyond. Cook has crafted not only a riveting narrative but also an easy-to-understand history filled with fly-on-the-wall vignettes from 1812 and its hardscrabble, freedom-hungry people. While unveiling vivid portrayals of each character—a colorful assortment of heroes and villains, patriots and pirates, rogues and rabble-rousers—she paints equally fresh, intimate portraits of both John Quincy and Louisa Adams. Cook artfully reveals John Quincy’s devastation after losing the job of his dreams, battle for America’s need to thrive economically, and sojourn to secure his homeland’s survival as a sovereign nation. She reserves her most detailed brushstrokes for the inner struggles of Louisa, using this quietly inspirational woman’s own words to amplify her fears, faith, and fortitude along a deeply personal, often heart-rending journey. Cook’s close-up perspective shows how this American couple’s Russian destination changed US destiny.

History of Russian Literature

History of Russian Literature

From the Eleventh Century to the End of the Baroque

  • Author: Dmitrij Ciževskij
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110871017
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 451
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