A History of the Urals: Russia's Crucible from Early Empire by Paul Dukes

By Paul Dukes

The Urals are top often called the boundary among Europe and Asia. A background of the Urals demonstrates the region's value in its personal correct, as a crucible of Russia's defence specifically.

In the 1st English-language booklet to discover the topic absolutely, Paul Dukes examines the region's contribution to the ability of the nation in tsarist, Soviet and post-Soviet occasions, providing a clean antidote to Moscow-centric interpretations of Russian historical past. The ebook contextualises more moderen classes with chapters at the past years of the Urals and covers the foremost environmental in addition to fiscal, political and cultural themes.

The publication comprises illustrations and maps, plus lists of books and internet sites, as aids to extra examine and knowing of the topic. A background of the Urals is a vital booklet that offers new and beneficial insights for all scholars of Russian history.

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