Prof. Elizabeth A. Wood
This course analyzes Russia's social, cultural, and political heritage in the 18th and 19th centuries, up to and including the Russian Revolution of 1917. It compares reforming and revolutionary impulses in the context of serfdom, the rise of the intelligentsia, and debates over capitalism. It focuses on historical and literary texts, especially the intersections between the two.
Wood, Elizabeth. 21H.244 Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics, 1700-1917, Fall 2012. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/21h-244-imperial-and-revolutionary-russia-culture-and-politics-1700-1917-fall-2012 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA