Tsardom to Empire: Russian History 1480 to 1917

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023

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This course explores aspects of social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Russia prior to 1917, with a particular emphasis on the autocratic tradition as developed from 1480 onwards. The course also investigates the making of the Russian Empire while also examining ways in which political forces unique to Russia shaped the country's cultural specificity in the European context.


Any 15 points at 100 level from EURA, HIST, or
RUSS, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


HIST138, RUSS111, HIST235, HIST335, RUSS235,  RUSS335, EURA235, EURA335

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