Introduction to Soviet Historiography

History 280B

Fall 2015
Day & Time: 
Wednesday 4-6P

The landmarks of Soviet historiography from Leon Trotsky to the latest academic fad, in loose chronological order. Weekly book reviews, no papers.

Course Books

The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union by Plokhy, Serhii Basic Books. ISBN: 978-0465046713 Required
Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War by Cohen, Stephen F. Columbia UP. ISBN: 978-0231148979 Required
Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation by Yurchak, Alexei Princeton UP. ISBN: 978-0691121178 Required
The Experimental Group: Ilya Kabakov, Moscow Conceptualism, Soviet Avant-Gardes by Jackson, Matthew University Of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0226389417 Required
Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War by Roth-Ey, Kristin Cornell UP. ISBN: 978-0801479755 Required
Myth, Memory, Trauma by Jones, Polly Yale UP. ISBN: 978-0300185126 Required
The Readers of "Novyi Mir": Coming to Terms with the Stalinist Past by Kozlov, Denis Harvard UP. ISBN: 978-0674072879 Required
Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule by Berkhoff, Karel Belknap. ISBN: 978-0674027183 Required
Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945 by Merridale, Catherine Picador. ISBN: 978-0312426521 Required
Stalingrad: The City that Defeated the Third Reich by Hellbeck, Jochen Public Affairs. ISBN: 978-1610394963 Required
Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator by Khlevniuk, Oleg Yale UP. ISBN: 978-0300163889 Required
Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 by Kotkin, Stephen Penguin Press. ISBN: 978-1594203794 Required
The Road to Terror: Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932-1939, Updated and Abridged Edition by Getty, J. Arch Yale UP. ISBN: 978-0300104073 Required
The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression by Kramer, Mark, et al. Harvard UP. ISBN: 978-0674076082 Required
Revolution on My Mind: Writing a Diary Under Stalin by Hellbeck, Jochen Harvard UP. ISBN: 978-0674032316 Required
Intimacy and Terror: Soviet Diaries of the 1930s by Garros, Veronique, ed. New Press. ISBN: 978-1565843981 Required
Architecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture Two by Paperny, Vladimir Cambridge UP. ISBN: 978-0521292603 Required
The Total Art of Stalinism: Avant-Garde, Aesthetic Dictatorship, and Beyond by Groys, Boris Verso. ISBN: 978-1844677078 Required
Practicing Stalinism by Getty, J. Arch Yale University Press. ISBN: 978-0300169294 Required
Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization by Kotkin, Stephen University of California Press. ISBN: 978-0520208230 Required
The Soviet Novel: History as Ritual 3rd edition by Clark, Katerina Indiana University Press; 3rd ed. edition (August 1, 1999). ISBN: ASIN: B008VRTHRQ Required
Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution by Stites, Richard Oxford UP. ISBN: 978-0195055375 Required
The Gorbachev Phenomenon: A Historical Interpretation by Lewin, Moshe University of California Press. ISBN: 978-0520074293 Required
The Russian Revolution 3rd Edition by Fitzpatrick, Sheila Oxford UP. ISBN: 978-0199237678 Required
New Class: Analysis Of Communist System by Djilas, Milovan Mariner Books. ISBN: 978-0156654890 Required
The Revolution Betrayed by Trotsky, Leon Dover Publications. ISBN: 978-0486433981 Required
How Russia Is Ruled: Revised Edition by Fainsod, Merle Harvard University Press. ISBN: 978-0674410008 Required
Totalitarianism: Part Three of The Origins of Totalitarianism by Arendt, Hannah Mariner Books. ISBN: 978-0156906500 Required