The course consists of 2 parts - the "Russian" (made by A.Miller) and the "Balkan" (made by S.Fisher-Gelati and D Mishkova)
2. The role of the State in economic and social modernization in the 18th and 19th centuries.
3. Rural life in Russia. Peasant community. Lord and peasant. Patriarchality. Emancipation of serves.
4. Russian town. Rights of town communities. Social Status of town dwellers. Enterpreneurship.
5. Russian nobility and the State.
6. Russia as an Empire. Religion, ideology. Role of the Tsar. Administration. From empire of tsars to Russian empire. Nationalism. Situation of Non-Russians.
7. Russian policy in Europe. Partitions of Poland. 1848. Pan-slavism.
8. Russia and Europe in Russian political thought. Europe in the eyes of Russian visitors.
9. The image of Russia in Western and Central Europe. Russia as Central European constitutive other.
2. Acceleration of economic development at the end of the 19th century. Witte and Stolypin. Transformation of social structure. Costs and tensions.
3. The collapse of the Old Regime. Civil war. Retraditionalisation of society.
4. The Bolshevik' modernizing project. Long Revolution NEP. Big Leap. New social structure. Modernization of personality. Political culture.
5. The USSR as a new form of political organization of the imperial space. System of power. Nationalism.
6 The Image of Soviet Russia in Central Europe in the interwar period.
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