HIS 241 and 242
Selected Russian History 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.

Map Resources

Some Resource Sites Include

Some Document Collections

Some Online Course Lectures
  • A History of Russia by Professor Michael Petrovich . There were once one or more lectures by the late Professor Michael Boro Petrovich (University of Wiconsin) available on the web. I am hoping that they will reappear one day. If you are really interested, then you can use this link to search on the Wayback machine for those lectures. You can then figure out how to play the audio.



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