History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 328: Rise of Russia

HIST 328-001: Rise of Russia
(Fall 2012)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Robinson 107

Section Information for Fall 2012

This surveys the course of Russian history from the 9th century to the late 19th century. Majors themes and topics from the first part of the course include the emergence of the first state, Kievan Rus, and its cultural, social and political features and legacies; the emergence of Moscow and the building of a centralized and “Russian” state; the fate of Ukrainians and other peoples of the old Kievan state; Muscovite culture and society, including the rise of serfdom and autocracy; Ivan the Terrible and the “Time of Troubles.” The second part of the course will address the themes of the growth of the Russian Empire as a multi-ethnic empire, the Western Impact and the Russian response (especially the policies of Peter the Great and their legacy to the present), the cultural achievements of Imperial Russia, the growing discontent with autocracy and serfdom during the 19th century, and the emergence of the intelligentsia and of revolutionary movements. Classes will consist of lectures and discussion.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Political, social, and cultural development of Russia from early times to the end of the 19th century. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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