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  • ISBN 1406865443
  • ISBN13 978-1406865448
  • Language English
  • Author Mary Platt Parmele
  • Publisher Echo Library (June 9, 2008)
  • Pages 128
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  • Category Travels
  • Subcategory Asia
  • Size ePub 1337 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Occasionally there arises a man in history who, without distinction of birth or other advantages, is strong enough by sheer ability to grasp the opportunity, vault into power, and then stem the tide of events. Such a man... was Boris Godunof, a boyar, who had so faithfully served the terrible Ivan that he leaned upon him and at last confided to him the supervision of his feeble son Feodor, when he should succeed him. The plans of this ambitious usurper were probably laid from the time of tragic death of Ivan's son, the Tsarevitch. He brought about the marriage of his beautiful sister Irene with Feodor, and from the hour of Ivan's death was virtual ruler. -from "Chapter XII: Serfdom Created-The First Romanoff" With a verve and liveliness worthy of a novelist, American writer MARY PLATT PARMELE (1843-1911) put her unique stamp on world history with her series of clever, concise histories, condensed tales of the world's great nations that encompassed the essential facts necessary for appreciating the state of the world as she saw it. With this book, first published in 1899 and updated in 1904, she introduces us to the dramatic story of the Russian Empire. From the extraordinarily rugged geography that has shaped the sturdy character of its inhabitants since the remotest depths of time to the intrigues of Kublai-Khan and Ivan the Terrible to pre-World War I clashes with Japan over Manchuria, this is the passionate tale of a proud people. OF INTEREST TO: readers of European and classical history Parmele's books available from Cosimo Classics: * The Evolution of an Empire: A Brief Historical Sketch of France * The Evolution of an Empire: A Brief Historical Sketch of the United States * AShort History of France * A Short History of Germany * A Short History of Spain * A Short History of Rome and Italy * A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland

By mary platt parmele.

By mary platt parmele. If this book seems to have departed from the proper ideal of historic narrative if it is the history of a Power, and not of a People it is because the Russian people have had no history yet. There has been no evolution of a Russian nation, but only of a vast governing system; and the words "Russian Empire" stand for a majestic world power in which the mass of its people have no part.

y on those same plains. Assuredly the vexed question concerning the Scythians is in a measure answered; and we know that some of them at least were Slavonic. More books by Mary Platt Parmele. The Evolution of an Empire. A Short History of France. But the passing illumination produced by the approach of Greek civilization did not penetrate to the region beyond, where was a tumbling, seething world of Asiatic tribes and peoples, Aryan, Tatar, and Turk, more or less mingled in varying shades of barbarism, all striving for mastery. A Short History of Spain. A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland.

He brought about the marriage of his beautiful sister Irene with Feodor, and from the hour of Ivan's death was virtual ruler. Occasionally there arises a man in history who, without distinction of birth or other advantages, is strong enough by sheer ability to grasp the opportunity, vault into power, and then stem the tide of events was Boris.

A Short History of Russia book. Mary Platt Parmele was an American author and historian. Mary Platt was born in Albany and educated in New York

A Short History of Russia book. Mary Platt was born in Albany and educated in New York. Her first marriage was to J. J. Agnew and her second marriage to Theodore W. Parmele. However, her most successful Mary Platt Parmele was an American author and historian.

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A Short History of Russia - Mary Platt Parmele. By mary platt parmele. If this book seems to have departed from the proper ideal of historic narrative-if it is the history of a Power, and not of a People-it is because the Russian people have had no history yet. Project Gutenberg's A Short History of Russia, by Mary Platt Parmele. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with. almost no restrictions whatsoever. There has been no evolution of a Russian nation, but only of a vast governing system; and the words Russian Empire stand for a majestic world-power in which the mass of its people have no part.

Description: The book gives a good overview of the history of social and political life in the Russia from the earliest times to about the turn of the 20th century. Author's style is a flowing narrative that ties together the various historical events of the country in easy to read, comprehensive text, tempered as it were by prevailing social views. Prince Henry the Navigator by C. Raymond Beazley - .

Mary Platt Parmele (July 14, 1843 - May 26, 1911) was an American author and historian. Mary Platt was born in Albany, New York and educated in New York.

In A Short History of Russia Mary Platt Parmele takes the reader on a survey of Russia’s rich past, from the state’s early dramatic beginnings to its . A Short History of Russia - Mary Platt Parmele. A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele.

In A Short History of Russia Mary Platt Parmele takes the reader on a survey of Russia’s rich past, from the state’s early dramatic beginnings to its struggle to control society, the transformation of the empire into a multi-ethnic empire, and beyond. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. First published in 1898.

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Gholbithris
I have read other of Mary Platt Parmele's (1843-1911) histories. She writes in an entertaining witty style that I greatly enjoy.

This book was originally published in 1899; this edition was published in 1907 with new section that draws on the Russo-Japanese War of 1905. It therefore contains a perspective unblemished by foreknowledge of the Revolution of 1917 and subsequent Communist rule. Parmele's insights are those of the 19th Century, but she would not have been surprised by Lenin or Stalin and their excesses.

In her preface, Parmele says, "If this book seems to have departed from the proper ideal of historic narrative -- if it is the history of 'power', and not of a 'people' --it is because the Russian people have had no history yet. There has been no evolution of a Russian nation, but only of a vast governing system; and the words 'Russian Empire' stand for a majestic world-power in which the mass of its people have no part."

Her statement was prescient and perceptively anticipates the events of the 20th Century. At the time of this edition (1907) she optimistically hopes for positive change. She would not be surprised to find that she was, alas, wrong.

I highly recommend this book.
Tuliancel
If you like history, especially of European history, you will find this work very informative. It gives a good overview of Russia from the earliest of times to about the turn of the 20th century. Certainly some of the Slavic names are a little difficult, but it does a good job of putting things together chronologically so you have a feeling of knowing how the country has evolved into what we know of it today. There is enough detail provided that you can do additional reasearch based on Ms. Parmele's baseline. Not especially long considering the subject. Recommend to people who want to get a basic understanding of their history.
one life
I enjoyed reading this, it was not at all dry and textbook-ish. I found a lot of the information useful as I had never heard or read the majority of this history during my stint in public school. I recommend this to anyone looking for a quick, easy to follow, non politically correct version of Russian history.
Kale
Pros: free, interesting.
Cons: ends unexpectedly at 1907 (or earlier)

This book was published in 1907, so Nicolas II is barely covered and you're out of luck if you want to read about the demise of the Romanovs or the revolutions. Having not looked at the publishing date, that was not clear to me until the author started to refer to "the current situation" which was obviously around 1900. I also think the author added her opinion at times that seemed odd for a history book.
Coirad
This is about as dry and boring as any other history of Russia. She tries to squeeze too much into such a short book. The complexity of such a large history cannot adequately presented in such a condensed version. As the writing is well researched, it would be better used as a reference book but it has no index or glossary.
huckman
This is what it says, a history of Russia. The author and I differ on what short is however. Also, all images are located at the end of the book. It starts with earliest known records, through the wars, over the political unrest, most major events and reads very dryly. Overall, yes what the author says, but hard to swallow.
asAS
This was written with no reference to Russia's later communist experience. But what is clear is that whether we are talking about the various Czars or modern history Russia struggle with a strong tendency to violent suppression. It was always clear that the country had vast resources and potential, but they never seem(ed) to be able to pull it all together to get it right. Thus, whether under the Czars or the communists the common man suffered more often than not and still does.
Planning a trip to Russia later this year and wanted to get a better sense of the country's history. This book does it though it does presuppose some sense of history of the other gateway nations mentioned. Worth the time, and better than some other more cumbersome histories. Makes the 'characters' more understandable.