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Mary Neuburger, Director BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Fall 2008


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45755 F
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
GAR 1.122

Course Description

The purpose of this graduate reading course is to introduce students to the literature and historiographic debates in Russian history from the end of the imperial regime to the beginning of the Stalinist era. The readings, a mix of older and newer works, will focus on both the "high" politics of the period and the social and political pressure from below.

Grading Policy

Weekly reviews of the readings, two pages in length each, constitute the written work for the course. The final grade will be based on class participation as well as on the written work.


Figes, Orlando. A People's Tragedy. Pipes, Richard. A Concise History of the Russian Revolution. Read, Christopher. From Tsar to Soviets. Gatrell, Peter. A Whole Empire Walking. Rabinowitch, Alexander. The Bolsheviks in Power. Montefiore, Simon. Young Stalin. Deutscher, Isaac. The Prophet Armed: Trotsky. Cohen, Stephen. Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution. Stites, Richard. Revolutionary Dreams. Goldman, Wendy. Women, the State and Revolution.


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