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Russia in the Early Modern European Imagination

Requirements: 
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI, Writing 2
20N
Subject: 
HISTORY

Preference to freshmen. The contrast between the early modern image of Europe as free, civilized, democratic, rational, and clean against the notion of New World Indians, Turks, and Chinese as savage. The more difficult, contemporary problem regarding E. Europe and Russia which seemed both European and exotic. Readings concerning E. Europe and Russia from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment; how they construct a positive image of Europe and conversely a negative stereotype of E. Europe. Prerequisite: PWR 1.

Course ID: 
204 410
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit