HISTORY 422 : Russia Since 1825
Instructions for Various Course Exercises
Reading & Lecture Guides
#1 (Russia in ca. 1800) | #2 (Nicholas I) | #3 (Birth of Intelligentsia) | #4 (Empire to the 1860s) | #5 (Serfdom) |
#6 (Post-emancipation to 1905) | #7 (The Revolution of 1905 (1900-1914) | #8 (World War, Revolution, Civil War) |
#9 (From NEP to WWII) |
#10 (WWII & Early Cold War)
| #11 (From Stalin to Gorbachev) | #12 (End of USSR ) |
#13 (The Post-Soviet Collapse, 1991-1999) | #14 (Post-Soviet Resurgence, 2000-2010) |
Geo Quiz #1
Geo Quiz #2
Maps for consideration
| Polish partitions (1772-1795)
| Europe in 1900
| Eastern Siberia |
Russia Empire (ca. 1914) | World War I (1917) | World War I (1918) | Europe in 1919 | USSR (Europe),
Eastern Europe in 1945 | Europe 1955 (green = NATO, red = Warsaw Pact.
yellow = neutral) |
Russia in 1997 |
Supplementary readings on serf emancipation
Librarian Priscilla Finley has been so
good as to establish direct links to the many of the following works in
our library (though you will need your student card to access them). It
should be noted that some of the best articles can be found in books in
the library stacks. See the bibliography provided by Moon. These will
have to accessed directly (i.e., physically) in the library.
Dolbilov, Mikhail. "The Emancipation Reform of 1861 in Russia and Nationalism of the Imperial Bureaucracy," in T. Hayashi, ed., The Construction and Deconstruction of National Histories in Slavic Eurasia (Sapporo: Slavic Researchg Center, 2003), 205-230.
Domar, E. D. and Machina, "On the Profitability of Russian Serfdom," Journal of Economic History 44 (1984): 919-56.
Freeze, G. L. "The Orthodox Church and Serfdom in Prereform Russia," Slavic Review 48 (1989): 361-87.
Hoch, S. L. "The Banking Crisis, Peasant Reform, and Economic Development in Russia, 1857-1861," American Historical Review 96 (1991): 795-820.
Hoch, S. L. and Wilson R. Augustine, "The Tax Censuses and the Decline of the Serf Population in Imperial Russia," Slavic Review 38 (1979): 403-25.
Kipp, J. W. "M. Kh. Reutern on the Russian State and Economy: A Liberal Bureaucrat during the Crimean War Era,"Journal of Modern History 47 (1975): 437-59.
Maccafray, Susan. "Confronting Serfdom in the Age of Revolution:
Projects for Serf Reform in the Time of Alexander I," Russian Review 64
Madariaga, I. de. "Catherine II and the Serfs: A Reconsideration of Some Problems," Slavonic and East European Review 52 (1974): 34-62.
Melton, Edgar. "Enlightened Seigniorialism and Its Dilemmas in Serf Russia, 1750-1830," Journal of Modern History 62 (1990): 675-708.
Moon, David. "Reassessing Russian Serfdom," European History Quarterly 26 (1996): 483-526.
Pushkarev, S. G. "The Russian Peasants' Reaction to the Emancipation of 1861," Russian Review 27 (1968): 199-214.
Stanziani, Alessandro, "Free Labor—Forced Labor: An Uncertain Boundary?
The Circulation of Economic Ideas between Russia and Europe from the
18th to the Mid-19th Century," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 9.1 (2008): 27-52.
Suny, R. G. "'The Peasants Have Always Fed Us': The Georgian Nobility and the Peasant Emancipation," Russian Review 38 (1979): 27-51.
Space for exams