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Lecture

Introduction


Department
History
Course Code
HIS250Y1
Professor
Alison Smith

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HIS250 – History of Russia
Introduction Lecture –
Monday September, 13
th
2010
Gathering of the Russian lands
Began in Moscow went toward the east then west and then east again
1
st
term beginning until 1825
2
nd
term After Napoleonic period
Trying to hold national identity together
Political entities “ Russia”
Kievan Rus (860-1240) (Rus = the people)
Many little principalities
All with different capitals, political systems, social
systems, geographical space
Appandage Period (1240-1480)
The city is sacked by Mongols
‘under the mongol yoke’
The Golden Horde
Moscow grows powerful (late 1300s) leads Russian forces
Muscovy (1480-1700)
Siberia and Ukraine acquired
Imperial Russia (1700-1917)
Peter the Great – R needs to be more like Western Europe by
all means, government, arts, military, fashion, architect, R
now known as an Empire and he the Emperor
Ends when the Revolution brings about
Soviet Union (sharpest division) Romanovs cast out – some killed
Prolegonmenon
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