HIST 3070 History of Russia to the Great Reforms
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 24.8.
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3 hours; 3 credits
History of Russia (750-1856). Pre-modern Russia; Mongol conquest and rule; early-modern Muscovy; the birth of Russian autocracy under Ivan IV; imperial expansion and westernization under Peter I; war, conquest, and enlightened absolutism under Catherine II; economic, social, and political development between the Napoleonic and Crimean wars. Special focus on serfdom; social estates, and the Russian intelligentsia.