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HIST0247

Imperial Russia

Imperial Russia
This course introduces students to the major themes, problems, and events of Russia’s imperial past focusing on the 300-year rule of the Romanov dynasty and extending to the dawn of the revolutionary era. Our major themes will include: the development of Russia’s absolutist state; the processes of secularization, westernization, and industrialization; the interplay between reform, rebellion, and revolution in enacting political change; the growth of Russia’s multi-ethnic, multi-confessional empire; and the role of the radical intelligentsia in Russian thought. We also will give special attention to the vexed question of Russian identity and examine how notions of Russia’s cultural heritage, mission, and position between Europe and Asia, shifted throughout the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2014

HIST0247A-S14 Lecture (Peri)
HIST0247Y-S14 Discussion (Peri)
HIST0247Z-S14 Discussion (Peri)

Fall 2011

HIST0247A-F11 Lecture (Peri)
HIST0247Y-F11 Discussion (Peri)
HIST0247Z-F11 Discussion (Peri)

Fall 2010

HIST0247A-F10 Lecture (West)
HIST0247Y-F10 Discussion (West)
HIST0247Z-F10 Discussion (West)

Fall 2009

HIST0247A-F09 Lecture (West)
HIST0247Y-F09 Discussion (West)
HIST0247Z-F09 Discussion (West)

Fall 2008

HIST0247A-F08 Lecture (Sanchez-Sibony)
HIST0247Z-F08 Discussion (Sanchez-Sibony)

Fall 2007

HIST0247A-F07 Lecture (West)
HIST0247Y-F07 Discussion (West)
HIST0247Z-F07 Discussion (West)

Fall 2006

HIST0247A-F06 Lecture (West)
HIST0247B-F06 Lecture (West)
HIST0247Y-F06 Discussion (West)
HIST0247Z-F06 Discussion (West)

Fall 2005

HIST0247A-F05 Lecture (West)
HIST0247B-F05 Lecture (West)
HIST0247Y-F05 Discussion (West)
HIST0247Z-F05 Discussion (West)

Fall 2004

HIST0247A-F04 Lecture (West)
HIST0247B-F04 Lecture (West)
HIST0247Y-F04 Discussion (West)
HIST0247Z-F04 Discussion (West)

Fall 2003

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