HR299-5-AU-CO: Russia In Europe: From Ivan The Terrible To The Great War
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Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: Yes
Dr Tony Swift
Dr Tony Swift
Belinda Waterman, Student Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Russia's attitude toward Europe has ranged from admiration and imitation to resentment and rejection, while Europe has experienced periods of both Russophilia and Russophobia. This module explores Russia changing relationship with Europe from Ivan the Terrible's Baltic wars and courtship of Queen Elizabeth I to the Crimean War. How aggressive was Russian expansion into Europe? What dilemmas did Russia face in its efforts to overcome perceived backwardness and transform itself into a great power? What were the impacts of the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars on Russia and on Europe? What explains the origins of Russophobia? Throughout we will be assessing to what extent Russia's foreign diplomacy and military policy are unique in a European context.
Learning and Teaching Methods
One-hour lecture and one-hour seminar per week.
100 per cent Coursework Mark
One 1500-word assignment and one 3,500-word essay.