Introduction to the Historiography of Imperial Russia

History 280B.003

Spring 2006
Instructor: 
Frede
Location: 
3104 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
M 2-4
CCN: 
39529
Units: 
Units

In this course, students will interrogate the authors of the best of the books and articles about Imperial Russian history in absentia. Their writings will be grouped thematically, with a special focus on the nineteenth century. Special attention will be paid to social, cultural, and intellectual history in that period (these being the primary areas of debate in U.S. writing about Imperial Russia over the last 50 years: society-state relations and ";civil society";, the role of the intelligentsia, the role of the Church, as well as nationalism and borderlands). One central question will be the impact of the collapse of communism on the approach historians have taken to the nineteenth century.

Assignments: weekly book reviews.

Notes: 

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