Introduction to Soviet Historiography

History 280B.005

Spring 2013
Day & Time: 
Tu 2-4P
  • Note new room.
  • The landmarks of Soviet historiography from Leon Trotsky to the latest academic fad, in loose chronological order. Weekly book reviews, no papers.

Course Books

Zhivago's Children: The Last Russian Intelligentsia by Zubok, Vladislav Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. ISBN: 978-0674033443 Required
Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation by Yurchak, Alexei Princeton University Press. ISBN: 978-0691121178 Required
Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945 by Merridale, Catherine Picador . ISBN: 978-0312426521 Required
Making Sense of War: The Second World War and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution by Weiner, Amir Princeton University Press. ISBN: 978-0691095431 Required
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Snyder, Timothy Basic Books. ISBN: 978-0465031474 Required
The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 by Martin, Terry Cornell University Press. ISBN: 978-0801486777 Required
Marxism and the Leap to the Kingdom of Freedom: The Rise and Fall of the Communist Utopia by Walicki, Andrzej Stanford University Press. ISBN: 978-0804731645 Required
Soviet Tragedy: A History of Socialism in Russia by Malia, Martin Free Press. ISBN: 978-0684823133 Required
The Road to Terror: Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932-1939, Updated and Abridged Edition by Getty, J. Arch Yale University Press. ISBN: 978-0300104073 Required
The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression by Kramer, Mark Harvard University Press. ISBN: 978-0674076082 Required
Revolution on My Mind: Writing a Diary Under Stalin by Hellbeck, Jochen Harvard University Press. ISBN: 978-0674032316 Required
Intimacy and Terror: Soviet Diaries of the 1930s by Garros, Veronique New Press. ISBN: 978-1565843981 Required
Architecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture Two by Paperny, Vladimir Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0521292603 Required
The Total Art of Stalinism: Avant-Garde, Aesthetic Dictatorship, and Beyond by Groys, Boris Verso . ISBN: 978-1844677078 Required
Cultivating the Masses: Modern State Practices and Soviet Socialism, 1914-1939 by Hoffmann, David L. Cornell University Press. ISBN: 978-0801446290 Required
Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization by Kotkin, Stephen University of California Press. ISBN: 978-0520208230 Required
The Unknown Gulag: The Lost World of Stalin's Special Settlements by Viola, Lynne Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0195385090 Required
Stalin's Peasants: Resistance and Survival in the Russian Village after Collectivization by Fitzpatrick, Sheila Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0195104592 Required
The Soviet Novel, Third Edition: History as Ritual by Clark, Katerina Indiana University Press. ISBN: 978-0253213679 Required
Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution by Stites, Richard Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0195055375 Required
The Gorbachev Phenomenon: A Historical Interpretation, Expanded edition by Lewin, Moshe University of California Press; Expanded edition (April 16, 1991). ISBN: 978-0520074293 Required
The Russian Revolution by Fitzpatrick, Sheila Oxford University Press, USA; 3 edition (March 20, 2008). ISBN: 978-0199237678 Required
New Class: An Analysis Of The Communist System by Djilas, Milovan Mariner Books. ISBN: 978-0156654890 Required
The Revolution Betrayed by Trotsky, Leon ACLS Humanities E-Book. ISBN: 978-1597407625 Required
How Russia is Ruled by Fainsod, Merle Harvard University Press. ISBN: ASIN: B000NIGTRW Required
Totalitarianism: Part Three of The Origins of Totalitarianism by Arendt, Hannah Mariner Books. ISBN: 978-0156906500 Required