This succinct treatment of the formation and expansion of the Russian Empire is a perfect supplement to courses that cover the history of Russia and the USSR, as well as courses in modern European history. MacKenzie reveals how Russian statesmen's grandiose dreams of imperial glory proved abortive, and how the harsh realities of international politics and finance led to the collapse of the Russian Empire during World War I.
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Dr. David MacKenzie, Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, received his B.A. degree in history at the University of Rochester in 1951, after service in the U.S. Army in Germany. Graduating from the Russian Institute of Columbia University in 1953, he began teaching history and Russian language at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia in 1962. He taught Russian and European history at Princeton University (1959-1961), Wells College (1961-1968), then as a full professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro starting in 1969, retiring in July 2000. For his scholarly research, MacKenzie received grants from the Ford Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, and the International Research and Exchanges Board. In 1988 he was elected to the Serbian Academy of Sciences for his writings on Serbian history. Married to Patricia Williams in 1953, he has three grown sons. MacKenzie's published works include THE SERBS AND RUSSIAN PAN-SLAVISM 1875-1878 (1967); THE LION OF TASHKENT: THE CAREER OF GENERAL M. G. CHERNIAEV (1974); ILIJA GARASANIN: BALKAN BISMARCK (1985); APIS: THE CONGENIAL CONSPIRATOR (1989); two volumes on tsarist and Soviet foreign policy (1993, 1994); THE "BLACK HAND" ON TRIAL: SALONIKA 1917 (1995); THE EXONERATION OF THE "BLACK HAND" (1998); SERBS AND RUSSIANS (1996); and VIOLENT SOLUTIONS: REVOLUTIONS, NATIONALISM AND SECRET SOCIETIES IN EUROPE TO 1918 (1996). He has contributed some 35 articles to the MODERN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RUSSIAN AND SOVIET HISTORY. Mostly for research, MacKenzie visited Serbia 16 times and Russia 7 times, and is fluent in Russian, Serbian, German, and French. He lives in retirement with his wife, Patricia, in Greensboro, North Carolina.Review:
1. Building an Empire. 2. Muscovite and Russian Diplomacy to 1815. 3. Era of Satiation and the Crimean War, 1815-1856. 4. Russia and Europe in an Age of Reform. 5. Russia and the Balkans, 1855-1881. 6. Conquest of the Caucasus and Turkestan, 1855-1881. 7. Russia in Asia and America to 1881. 8. The Reactionary Empire Faces Europe, 1881-1904. 9. Russia in the Near and Middle East, 1881-1904. 10. Expansion in the Near East, 1881-1904. 11. The Russo-Japanese War, Revolution and Reform. 12. Russia and the Road to World War I, 1905-1914. 13. Russia in World War I, 1914-1917.
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