The Rise, Splendour and Fall of Imperial Russia, 862-1917
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

Charts Russia's spectacular rise and fall over more than a thousand years. We see how scattered city states in 900 managed to control one sixth of the world's land mass by 1900. Along the way we investigate the vital roles played by Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. Important topics include: the Mongol invasion, the peasant village, the rise of Moscow and St. Petersburg; and the ways in which Lenin's Communist Revolution overwhelmed the Russian empire during World War One.{P}