HIST - 272
Catalog Year: 2017
The course traces the evolution of Russian society and the Russian state from its inception more than one thousand years ago to the present. Special attention will be given to the abrupt and radical changes that mark the transition from one epoch to another, especially from the Kievan to the Tartar period, from the Moscovite to the Imperial and from the Imperial to the Soviet. Singled out will also be the reforms in the Russian empire from the emancipation of the serfs to the First World War. In the Soviet period the course will stress the development of the Soviet system and the development of the international communist movement.