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Saint Petersburg State University

History of Russia: from Ancient Rus to the Time of Troubles

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Overview

The course was created with the support of the «History of Motherland» fund (https://fond.historyrussia.org/)
This course offers unique lectures by the leading professors of St. Petersburg State University, interesting assignments, interactive maps and much more. The online course «History of Russia» follows the tradition of teaching Russian history at St. Petersburg State University, which is distinguished by its approach to the analysis of historical problems and the scientific understanding of events, periods, epochs in their historical relationship. Thoroughly selected factual material serves as the basis that enables learners to conduct an independent analysis of the history of Russian state. The course covers the history of the Russian state from Ancient Russia to the Time of Troubles and the learners and the learners are welcome to join the discussion on the topical issues of Russian history. Upon completion of the course, learners will shape a structured understanding of the main stages of Russian history, based on facts and concepts that are established and acknowledged in historiography.
Course program:
1. Ancient Russia.
2. Russia and the Mongols. Moscow Russia.
3. The Russian State at the end of the 15th — 16th centuries.
4.The Time of Troubles in Russia.

Syllabus

  • Ancient Russia
    • The course traditionally begins with the history of Ancient Russia and one of the most remarkable historians of this era, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Andrei Yurievich Dvornichenko, will introduce you to it.
  • Russia and the Mongols. Moscow Russia
    • The second module is devoted to the history of Russia from the 13th century to 1462. Lecturer - Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Roman Aleksandrovich Sokolov.
  • The Russian State at the end of the 15th — 16th Centuries
    • The third module of the course is devoted to the history of Russia from 1462 - from the reign of Ivan III Vasilyevich in 1462 to 1598 - during the reign of Tsar Fyodor Ivanovich. Lecturer - Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Vyacheslav Valentinovich Shaposhnik.
  • The Time of Troubles in Russia
    • The fourth module of the course is devoted to the history of Russia in the 17th century. The main events of this period were the Time of Troubles, the way out of the deepest economic and political crisis and the birth of a new royal dynasty of the Romanovs.
      Lecturer - Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Vyacheslav Valentinovich Shaposhnik.

Taught by

Шапошник Вячеслав Валентинович/Shaposhnik Vyacheslav, Полынов Матвей Федорович/Polynov Matvey, Сухорукова Анна Сергеевна/Sukhorukova Anna, Соколов Роман Александрович/Sokolov Roman, Иванов Андрей Александрович/Ivanov Andrey, Твердюкова Елена Дмитриевна/Tverdyukova Elena, Дворниченко Андрей Юрьевич/ Dvornichenko Andrey, Ратьковский Илья Сергеевич/Ratkovsky Ilya, Кривошеев Юрий Владимирович/Krivosheev Yuri and Котов Александр Эдуардович/Kotov Alexander

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