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Fall 2017-2018
HIS 559   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Soviet Empire and Successor States

Stephen Kotkin

This seminar covers the history of the Soviet Union from inception until dissolution and slightly beyond. The readings are exhaustive and comprehensive, with particular attention paid to institutions, empire, the cultural foundations of politics, and the world context.

Sample reading list:
Lieven, Empire
Rigby, Lenin's Government
Gross, Revolution from Abroad
Roberts, Stalin's Wars
Westad, Rise and Fall of the Sino-Soviet Alliance
Pfaff, Collapse of East Germany

Papers - 40%
Term Paper(s) - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22259 S01 09:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   Dickinson Hall   207   Enrolled:11 Limit:20