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Russian Empire in Eurasia

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-112  |  History, as HIST-112  |  Russian, as RUSS-130

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Sergey Glebov (Section 01)


(Offered as HIST 112 [AS/EU/p/c], ASLC 112, EUST 112 and RUSS 130.) In the course of five hundred years, the Russian empire in Eurasia evolved as the largest territorial polity in the world. In this course, we will explore the medieval foundations of the imperial state and look at its predecessors and models (Kievan Rus’ and the empire of the Mongols), discuss ways in which cooperation and resistance shaped the imperial state and society, and study cultural and political entanglements among different ethnic, linguistic and confessional groups in Eurasia. Chronologically, we will cover the period from the tenth century to the crisis of the empire in the early twentieth century. Thematically, we will focus on structures of imperial state and society (the imperial house, peasantry, nobility, confessions, intelligentsia, revolutionary movement) and most important regions of the Russian Empire (Ukraine, the Caucasus, the Baltics, Siberia, Central Asia). Two class meetings per week. Spring semester.  Five College Associate Professor Glebov.


Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012