HIS 241 and 242
Selected Resources

Alternative Textbooks
  • Roger Bartlett, A History of Russia
  • Basil Dmytryshyn, The USSR: A Concise History
  • Catherine Evtuhov, et al, A History of Russia
  • Mikhail Florensky, Russia
  • Gregory Freeze, ed., Russia, A History
  • Michael Karpovich, Lectures on Russian History
  • Lionel Kochan, The Making of Modern Russia
  • John Lawrence, A History of Russia
  • Sidney Harcave, Russia, A History
  • Geoffrey Hosking, Russia and the Russians
  • Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, A History of Ukraine
  • George Vernadsky, A History of Russia

Cultural Surveys
  • James Billington, The Icon and the Axe:  An Interpretive History of Russian Culture (1966)
  • Orlando Figes, Natasha's Dance:  A Cultural History of Russia (2002)
  • Suzanne Massey, Land of the Firebird:  The Beauty of Old Russia (1980)

Useful Reference Works
  • James Millar, ed., Encyclopedia of Russian History, 4 vols.
  • Charles Moser, ed., The Cambridge History of Russian Literature
  • William Brumfield, A History of Russian Architecture
  • Allan Ho and Dmitry Feofanov, eds., Biographical Dictionary of Russian/Soviet Composers
  • Nicholas Rzhevsky, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture
  • Jay Leyda, Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film
  • The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History (formerly the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History, 59 vols.  And The Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet & Eurasian History, 4 vols. so far.

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