Middlebury

HIST0247

Tsars, Tsarinas, & Terrorists

Russia: Tsars, Tsarinas, and Terrorists
In this course we will follow Russia’s development, expansion and transformation from its earliest beginnings to the revolutionary cataclysms of the early 20th century. How and why did Russia come to dominate a vast Eurasian space? How did Russia’s Tsars and Tsarinas exert control over diverse cultures, languages, religions and peoples? What impact did this have on the lives of their subjects? How was Russian identity defined within the context of a multi-ethnic, multi-confessional empire? Central themes will include political governance, imperial expansion, ethnic relations, religious identity, social upheaval, and the emergence of the radical intelligentsia. 3 hrs lect./disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2003

HIST0247A-F03 Lecture (West)
HIST0247Y-F03 Discussion (West)
HIST0247Z-F03 Discussion (West)