Russia, 1881-1945:Nationalism, Revolution and War - HI5055

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5 30 (15) DR P Boobbyer







This module introduces students to Russian history from the end of the Crimean War to the Soviet victory in the Second World War. It will equip students to understand the continuities and differences between tsarism and Soviet communism. Themes covered will include: the reforms of Alexander II; the late tsarist autocracy; populism and Marxism; the 1905 revolution; the First World War; the February and October revolutions; the intelligentsia and revolution; revolutionary ideology; the building of socialism, c. 1917-1928; the Stalin revolution, c. 1928-1941; the Second World War.


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Contact hours

3 hours per week

Indicative reading

ACTON, E - 'Rethinking the Russian Revolution'
BOOBBYER, P - 'The Stalin Era '
ASCHER, A - 'The Revolution of 1905 '
HARDING N - 'Leninism '
HOSKING, G - 'Russia: People and Empire'
LIEVEN, D - 'Nicholas II '
MALIA, M - 'The Soviet Tragedy'
PIPES, R - 'The Russian Revolution 1899-1919'
SCHAPIRO, L - 'The Communist Party of the Soviet Union'
TUCKER, R (ed.) - 'Stalinism'
WALDRON, P - 'End of Imperial Russia, 1855-1917'

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