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INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIAN CIVILIZATION

Fall Quarter 2001 Schedule

Daily 1:00-1:50

Syllabus   |    Schedule    |  Handouts |   Slides/Pictures  |  Study Guides

Week of:
Sept 26   |   Oct 1   |   Oct 8   |  Oct 15  |   Oct 22   |   Oct 29   |   Nov 5  
 Nov 12   |   Nov 19   |   Nov 26   |   Dec 3


~Week 1~

Sept. 26 - Wednesday

Introduction: Russia as distant mirror, A political history of women in Russia

Read pp. 3-9 (All readings refer to your textbook and can be read after the day's lecture.)

Study Guide on pp. 3-9

Sept. 27- Thursday

Russian origins: When Europe met Asia

Read pp. 11-17.

Study Guide on pp. 11-17

Sept. 28 - Friday

Slavs or Vikings: Who founded Russia?

Read pp. 17-22.

Study Guide on pp. 17-22

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~Week 2~

Oct. 1- Monday

Kievan Rus: princes, warriors, merchants

Read pp. 24-35.

Study Guide on pp. 24-35

Oct. 2 - Tuesday

Slavic Paganism and Orthodox Christianity: A match made in heaven?

Read pp. 36-48 (top two lines only).

Study Guide on pp. 36-48

Oct. 3 - Wednesday

Frescoes and fratricide: culture and politics in Kiev

Read pp. 48-58.

Study Guide on pp. 48-58

Oct. 4 - Thursday

The Devil's horsemen and the Mongol yoke

Read pp. 60-73.

Study Guide on pp. 60-73

Oct. 5 - Friday

Novgorod: the first (and last!) Russian Republic

Read pp. 74-84.

Study Guide on pp. 74-84

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~Week 3~

Oct. 8- Monday

The rise of Moscow: crime does pay

Read pp. 85-94.

Study Guide on pp. 85-94

Oct. 9 - Tuesday

Muscovite culture: the icon and the axe

Read pp. 96-104.

Study Guide on pp. 96-104

Oct. 10 - Wednesday

Tsars, two-headed eagles, and Moscow as "Third Rome" and capital of "All the Russias"

Read pp. 105-115.

Study Guide on pp. 105-115

Oct. 11 - Thursday

Ivan the Terrible (He was!)

Read pp. 116-126.

Study Guide on pp. 116-126

Oct. 12 - Friday

Boris Godunov: the man who would be tsar (at least for a while)

Read pp. 126-135.

Study Guide on pp. 126-135

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~Week 4~

Oct. 15 - Monday

The Time of Troubles: When everything that could go wrong did go wrong

Read pp. 135-142.

Study Guide on pp. 135-142

Oct. 16 - Tuesday

A new dynasty: the early Romanovs

Read pp. 143-149.

Study Guide on pp. 143-149

Oct. 17 - Wednesday

The conquest of Siberia

Read 149-151 and handout material on Russia's conquest of Siberia.

Study Guide on pp. 149-151

Oct. 18 - Thursday

General review

Oct. 19 - Friday - TEST I

Test One: Early Russia

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~Week 5~

Oct. 22 - Monday

From peasant to serf

Read pp. 151-167.

Study Guide on pp. 151-167

Oct. 23 - Tuesday

Peter the Great (He was, unless you care about peasants)

Read pp. 171-188.

Study Guide on pp. 171-188

Oct. 24 - Wednesday

The westernization of high culture in Russia

Read pp. 189-98.

Study Guide on pp. 189-98

Oct. 25 - Thursday

The era of palace revolutions
(or, all the crummy rulers between Peter and Catherine)

Read pp. 199-210.

Study Guide on pp. 199-210

Oct. 26 - Friday

Catherine the Great (She was too, if you don't mind censorship)

Read pp. 211-228.

Study Guide on pp. 211-228

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~Week 6~

Oct. 29 - Monday

Russia and Napoleon, or "Next time remind me to pack the extra parka"

Read pp. 229-242.

Study Guide on pp. 229-242

Oct. 30 - Tuesday

Cracks in the imperial armor: the Decembrist Revolt of 1825

Read pp. 243-258.

Study Guide on pp. 243-258

Oct. 31 - Wednesday

Russian imperialism, or "Wasn't Russia already the biggest country?"

Read pp. 258-68.

Study Guide on pp. 258-68

Nov. 1 - Thursday

The Russian intellectual: hero, orphan, or hooligan?

Read pp. 269-280.

Study Guide on pp. 269-280

Nov. 2 - Friday

Nicholas I: barracks, trains, and Crimean War defeat

Read pp. 281-291.

Study Guide on pp. 291-296

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~Week 7~

Nov. 5 - Monday

Russia at the crossroads: East or West?

Read pp. 291-296.

Study Guide on pp. 291-296

Nov. 6- Tuesday

The serfs get emancipated (sort of)

Read pp. 299-315.

Study Guide on pp. 299-315

Nov. 7 - Wednesday

Peasant and proletariat

Read pp. 316-330.

Study Guide on pp. 316-330

Nov. 8 - Thursday

Russia in the age of European great power rivalry

Nov. 9 - Friday - TEST II

Test Two: Imperial Russia

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~Week 8~

Nov. 12 - Monday

Revolutionaries: Who's who and who's what?

Read pp. 346-362.

Study Guide on pp. 346-362

Nov. 13 - Tuesday

Why 1904 was a bad year to be tsar

Read pp. 363-379.

Study Guide on pp. 363-379

Nov. 14 - Wednesday

New cultural heights: writers, poets and artists

Read pp. 380-392.

Study Guide on pp. 380-392

Nov. 15 - Thursday

World War I and the extinction of tsarism

Read pp. 393-409

Study Guide on pp. 393-409

Nov. 16 - Friday

1917: A tale of two revolutions

Read pp. 410-427.

Study Guide on pp. 410-427

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~Week 9~

Nov. 19 - Monday

The Russian Civil War

Read pp. 428-439.

Study Guide on pp. 428-439

Nov. 20 - Tuesday

Russia under the Bolshevik regime

Read pp. 440-448.

Study Guide on pp. 440-448

Nov. 21 - Wednesday

Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 22 - Thursday

Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 23 - Friday

Thanksgiving Holiday

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~Week 10~

Nov. 26 - Monday

Stalin finishes Lenin's revolution

Read pp. 448-486

Study Guide on pp. 448-486

Nov. 27 - Tuesday

Communist culture and "the New Soviet Man"

Read pp. 487-550 (optional: 632-654).

Study Guide on pp. 487-550

Nov. 28 - Wednesday

The Great Purges

Read pp. 632-654.

Nov. 29 - Thursday

The Great Fatherland War, or How Russia became a superpower

Read pp. 507-33.

Study Guide on pp. 507-33

Nov. 30 - Friday

The "Cold War", or "The war that wasn't"

Read pp. 533-566.

Study Guide on pp. 533-566

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~Week 11~

Dec. 3 - Monday

Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev: the law of diminishing dictators

Read pp. 566-603.

Study Guide on pp. 566-603

Dec. 4 - Tuesday

From glasnost and perestroika to coup and disintegration

Read pp. 604-631.

Study Guide on pp. 604-631

Dec. 5 - Wednesday

The Yeltsin era

Read pp. 655-694

Study Guide on pp. 655-694

Dec. 6 - Thursday

Beyond communism?

no reading (you've read enough for one quarter!)

Dec. 7 - Friday

And beyond Dead Week too: Your final review

Final Exam - (Revolutions, communism, and more revolutions)

It's actually just Test III. The test will cover only material presented since test II and will be held in our regular classroom at the day and time officially scheduled by the university.

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