Betw Tsars & Communists

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

European Studies

Course Number: 
339
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as HIST 439 [EU] and EUST 339) The course will explore a most intense and fascinating period in Russian history: the years 1890-1910. This period witnessed rapid urbanization and industrialization; the rise of professional and mass politics; first instances of modern terrorism and an intensification of nationalist struggles; imperialist ventures in Central Asia, Manchuria, and Korea; several revolutions and wars; and, above all, an unprecedented efflorescence of modernist culture in the late Russian Empire which was readily exported to and consumed in Europe. We will analyze these developments through a range of sources, including resources found at the Mead Art Museum. In addition to acquainting students with major developments in turn-of-the-century Russian Empire, the class will address contemporary scholarly debates that focus on concepts such as “modernity,” “self,” “discipline,” “knowledge,” “civil society,” and “nationalism.” Students will be required to complete an independent research paper. Two class meetings per week. 

Spring semester. Five College Professor Glebov.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Crosslisted Section ID: 
HIST-439-01,EUST-339-01
Schedule #: 
EUST-339-01-1213S

Course Sections

Betw Tsars & Communists
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Sergey Glebov

sglebov@amherst.edu

TH 02:30PM-05:00PM

CONV 308