Auteur Cyril E. Black Since the 1940s, Cyril E. Black has figured prominently in the study of Russian history and politics. At Pri...
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Cyril E. Black Since the 1940s, Cyril E. Black has figured prominently in the study of Russian history and politics. At Princeton University, he inaugurated the study of Russian history and played a leading role in the development of regional studies. From 1968 to 1985 he was director of the Center of International Studies at Princeton, where he is currently James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of History and International Affairs.
Résumé This book analyzes the modernization of the USSR, emphasizing the ways the Russian heritage of institutions and values has been adapted to needs of political development. It considers the past and present relations of Russia/USSR with the outside world in the context of universal societal changes.
Preface -- Russian History: A Window on Soviet Politics -- Russian History and Soviet Politics -- The Nature of Imperial Russian Society -- History and Politics in the Soviet Union -- Russian and Soviet Interpretations of World History -- Modernization: How Russia/USSR Differs from Other Countries -- The Modernization of Russia/USSR -- Russian History in Japanese Perspective -- Soviet Society: A Comparative View in 1967 -- The Soviet Union as an Advanced Society -- Russia/USSR: How It Relates to the Larger World -- The Pattern of Russian and Soviet Objectives -- Russia/USSR and the Modernization of the Balkans -- The Origins of the Cold War: The View from Bulgaria -- An Interview with Mr. Khrushchev