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The Shadow of War Russia and the USSR, 1941 to the present,9781405169585

The Shadow of War Russia and the USSR, 1941 to the present

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 8/30/2010
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell


Taking the achievements, ambiguities, and legacies of World War II as a point of departure, The Shadow of War: The Soviet Union and Russia, 1941 to the Present offers a fresh new approach to modern Soviet and Russian history. Presents one of the only histories of the Soviet Union and Russia that begins with World War II and goes beyond the Soviet collapse through to the early twenty-first century Innovative thematic arrangement and approach allows for insights that are missed in chronological histories Draws on a wide range of sources and the very latest research on post-Soviet history, a rapidly developing field Supported by further reading, bibliography, maps and illustrations.

Author Biography

Stephen Lovell is a Reader in Modern European History at King's College London. His previous books include The Russian Reading Revolution: Print Culture in the Soviet and Post Soviet Eras (2000), Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha, 1710-2000 (2003), Destination in Doubt: Russia since 1989 (2006), and The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction (2009).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vi
Series Editor's Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Mapsp. xiii
Introduction: World War II and the Remaking of the Soviet Unionp. 1
Reform, Reaction, Revolutionp. 20
From Plan to Marketp. 67
Structures of Societyp. 109
Public and Privatep. 138
Center and Peripheryp. 176
National Questionsp. 205
Geopolitical Imperativesp. 248
From Isolationism to Globalizationp. 287
Conclusion: The Second Russian Revolution?p. 314
Notesp. 320
Guide to Further Readingp. 355
Indexp. 361
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