A Short History of Russia
by Mary Platt Parmele
Publisher: Charles Scribners' Sons 1907
Number of pages: 90
The book gives a good overview of the history of social and political life in the Russia from the earliest times to about the turn of the 20th century. Author's style is a flowing narrative that ties together the various historical events of the country in easy to read, comprehensive text, tempered as it were by prevailing social views.
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by George Holmes - W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
An intelligible introduction to this period of history for those who are reading about it for the first time. The book combines a clear narrative with an analysis of many aspects of history: social, economic, religious, cultural and so forth.
by John S. C. Abbott - Project Gutenberg
There is no portion of history fraught with more valuable instruction than the period of those terrible religious wars which desolated the sixteenth century. There is no romance so wild as the veritable history of those times.
by A. H. Johnson - Rivingtons
A singularly clear, thorough, and consistent account of the great movements and great events of the time. Mr. Johnson was well known as one of the most experienced and successful teachers of history at Oxford, and the book has all the merits...
by C. Raymond Beazley - G.P. Putnam's Sons
An account of the progress of geographical knowledge and enterprise in Christendom throughout the Middle Ages, as well as a life of Prince Henry the Navigator, who brought this movement of European Expansion within sight of its greatest successes.