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New: The Romanovs A Peoples History Of Russia

The course will explore the Russian Romanov dynasty from 1801 to 1894, covering the reigns of four tsars, from the war against Napoleon to the origins of the Russian Revolution. We will draw upon written sources, art and music to understand the development of Russian state and examine what life was like for its inhabitants during the Nineteenth Century. It is hoped that the course will include at least one visit to a relevant exhibition.

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Who is this course for

No previous knowledge required.

What does this course cover

By the end of the course students should have a good understanding of: political change over the century; the cultural highlights of the period; ideologies, revolutionaries and repression; the personalities of the tsars and tsarinas; relations with the East and West; the rise of cities; the growth of the Russian Empire and the migrations of peoples.

What will it be like

A mix of interactive powerpoint lecturing, incorporating short video extracts, and a range of student activities. These include reading and reflecting on primary and secondary sources, sorting exercises (pair and group work), analysis of photographs and artwork, discussion.

What else do you need to buy or do

Bring a pen and some note paper

What this course could lead to

To continue with the theme of Russian history, you may want to join The Last of the Tsars course.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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