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

By Paul Dukes

The Urals are most sensible referred to as 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 e-book to discover the topic totally, Paul Dukes examines the region's contribution to the ability of the country in tsarist, Soviet and post-Soviet occasions, delivering a clean antidote to Moscow-centric interpretations of Russian historical past. The ebook contextualises newer sessions with chapters at the past years of the Urals and covers the most important environmental in addition to financial, political and cultural themes.

The ebook includes illustrations and maps, plus lists of books and internet sites, as aids to additional examine and knowing of the topic. A heritage of the Urals is a vital publication that offers new and important insights for all scholars of Russian history.

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