Formation of Muscovy 1304 - 1613, The (Longman History of Russia)
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'It merits a place on the bookshelf of every serious student of Russian history.' The Slavonic and East European Review 'this work is sure to become the standard text.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
Another great addition in the Longman History of Russia This is a fantastic overview of the period from the Great Invasion to the reign of Ivan the Terrible. This is absolutely essential for the library of any scholar of Medieval Russia, and is accessible to those with even casual interest. The entire Longman History of Russia series presents an excellent overview of Russian history and this book in particular examines the impact of the Mongol conquest and the ascendency of the Muscovite princes.
This is a comprehensive account of the rise of the late medieval Russian monarchy with Moscow as its capital, which was to become the territorial core of the Soviet Union. The legacy of the Grand Princes and Tsars of Muscovy -- a tradition of strong governmental authority, the absence of legal corporations, and the requirement that all Russians contribute to the defence of the nation -- has shaped Russia's historical development down to our own time.