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HIST 705 History of Russia: From Tsardom to Empire

Course content begins with the founding of the first Russian state and continues to the Eastern question and Russo-Turkish war 1877-1878. The course will introduce the student to the basic facts of Russian history paying attention to the following key periods: origins of Russia-Kievan Rus; Mongol Invasions and Mongol-Tatar suzerainty of the Golden Horde; the rise of the princes of Moscow and Moscovite Tsardom; imperial Russia under the Romanov dynasty. Special attention will be devoted to Ottoman-Russian relations and to imperial Russian policy in the Balkans. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

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