Russia in the 18th and 19th CenturiesThis course will cover the history of Russia in the 18th and 19th centuries, starting with Catherine the Great and the Enlightenment. From there, we will move on to the Napoleonic Wars and the Golden Age of Russian Literature including Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. After that, we will explore the Emancipation Reforms, the origins of the Revolutionary Movement, and new developments in music and art.
Mary Louise Loe, Professor Emerita at James Madison University, has taught in the History Department since 1973. Her fields of specialty include Russian History, European History, and Modern Human Rights. She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
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