Russia from the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 to the revolutions of 1917.
This paper examines the political events of the period - those who ruled and by what means their power was upheld and reproduced - but focuses equally on social history and the lives of workers, peasants, families, communities, ethnic groups, men and women. This dual approach leads to the consideration of the major issues arising in Russian history.
To what extent was Russian society different from that of Western Europe? Was the development of capitalism and parliamentary democracy possible in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? Why did the revolutions occur?
|Paper title||Russia: Reform to Revolution|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
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- 18 200-level HIST points
- Schedule C
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Associate Professor Alex Trapeznik
Recommended: Waldron, Peter, The End of Imperial Russia, 1855-1917, Macmillan, London, 1997.
In addition, course materials will be made available electronically.
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- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
After completing the paper students should:
- Understand the principal features of Russian history during this period through an examination of social classes, institutions and ideas
- Understand why there were two revolutions in 1917 and the historical significance of the October 1917 Revolution