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The Volga: a history

Hartley, Janet (2021) The Volga: a history. Yale University Press, London, UK.

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Abstract

The longest river in Europe, the Volga stretches over three and a half thousand km from the heart of Russia to the Caspian Sea, separating west from east. The river has played a crucial role in the history of the peoples who are now a part of the Russian Federation—and has united and divided the land through which it flows. Janet Hartley explores the history of Russia through the Volga from the seventh century to the present day. She looks at it as an artery for trade and as a testing ground for the Russian Empire’s control of the borderlands, at how it featured in Russian literature and art, and how it was crucial for the outcome of the Second World War at Stalingrad. This vibrant account unearths what life on the river was really like, telling the story of its diverse people and its vital place in Russian history.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://yalebooks.co.uk/display.asp?k=978030024564...
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
International History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2021 10:30
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021 00:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108503

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