Jump to content

Russia History IA OPVL Help

Recommended Posts

Hi Everyone!

I am doing my history IA and I am stuck on the limitations of this particular book. What are some general limitations of books I could mention in the OPVL? Or if any of you know this book or author specifically: A History of Russia by Riasanovsky. 

My IA is on Stolypin's agrarian reforms. 

Thank you. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The year of the book’s publication might be a limitation. For example, stuff written during the reign of Stalin (1924-1953) had access to far less documents than stuff written in the 1990’s. Due to censorship, not more recent docs  

Also, whatever camp the historian belongs to is a limitation. I am no familiar enough with Riasanovsky’s work to know where he stands, unfortunately. It can be a straight forward as since he’s an American, I cannot learn how a historian born in Russia would interpret the reforms. 

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you so much for your help. And what limitation could I say about an American author? I am also looking at Carol S. Leonard. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.