Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics, 1700-1917

A painting by Boris Kustodiev of a giant Bolshevik walking through the streets godzilla style.

The Bolshevik. Boris Kustodiev. Oil on canvas. (1920). (The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. This image is Public Domain.)

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MIT Course Number

21H.244

As Taught In

Fall 2012

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

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.

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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


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