Siberia has had an interesting history, quite distinct from that of Russia. Absolutely vast, containing many non-Russian nationalities, and increasingly important at present because of its huge energy reserves, Siberia was at one time part of the Mongol Empire, was settled relatively late by the Russians, and was for a long period a wild frontier zone, similar to the American West. Providing a comprehensive history of Siberia from the very earliest times to the present, this book covers every period of Siberia's history in an accessible way.
Table of Contents
1. The Country known as Siberia 2. Siberia in Antiquity 3. Siberia in the 1st Millennium and the First Half of the 2nd Millennium CE 4. The Russian Conquest of Siberia 5. Siberia in the 18th and the First Half of the 19th Century 6. Siberia in the Second Half of the 19th to the Early 20th Century 7. The Revolution and Civil War in Siberia (1917–1922) 8. Siberia in the 1920s-1990s
Igor V. Naumov is head of the History Department in Irkutsk State Technical University in Siberia. Born in Irkutsk, he specializes in Siberian history and Russian military history, and is the author of over 40 publications.
David N. Collins was formerly head of the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, and Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies at the University of Leeds. He has published widely on Siberian and Canadian history.