I've read the book entitled The History of Russian Architecture.
There is only one such book, so "the book" is proper. The author may think it is the definitive history, so he or she may have called it "The" History.
I've read the book entitled A History of Russian Architecture.
More modestly, the author may just claim that this is one rendition of the history of R.A. -- it is just "a" history, from the author's viewpoint. There may be other "histories" by other art historians.
I've read a book entitled "History of Russian Architecture."
Or you may just want to emphasize that you've read a book.... some book. Also correct.
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