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Elena Campbell
HSTEU 444
Seattle Campus

Imperial Russia: 1700-1900

Development of Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 444.

Class description

This course provides an overview of Russian Imperial History from the late 17th century to the Revolutions of 1917. What were the cohesive forces that held the Empire together and the tensions within the system that led to its collapse?

We will explore the Russian Imperial past through examining the nature and evolution of autocratic power, politics of reform and revolution, imperial ideologies and practices, social structure and everyday experiences, as well as intellectual and cultural life.

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The readings include primary sources translated into English, historical narratives and literary accounts.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jennifer Weiss
Date: 10/11/2007