DescriptionThis book examines the history of the Russian peoples from the time of the first inhabitants of "Old Russia", or "Rus", up to the present day.
List of Figures.
Introduction: Aims and Methods of the Book.
1. Rus as Land and People.
2. Rus as People and as State.
3. Belief Systems.
4. Let us Join Word to Word.
5. Iconic Russia.
Chronological Table to 1917.
* Author is a leading cultural historian of Russia.
* Offers full discussion of Russian religion, culture and the arts.
* Examines timely questions of ethnicity and identity.