HISTORY OF RUSSIA AND EURASIA

Academic year 2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title STORIA DELLA RUSSIA E DELL'EURASIA
Course code LM3270 (AF:242445 AR:118838)
Modality
ECTS credits 6
Degree level Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code L-LIN/21
Period 2nd Semester
Course year 1
Course objectives
The course aims to define the main Eurasian historical dynamics, starting from the expansion of the Russian Empire in the second half of the sixteenth century until today
Pre-requirements
None
Contents
The emergence of the Russian Empire
The conquest of the khanates of Kazan', Astrakhan' and Sibir '
Siberia in the Russian Empire.
The conquest of the Khanate of Crimea
the Caucasus
The Central Asia
The Russian-Chinese border
The push to the Far East
The Soviet period
The dissolution of the USSR
The post-Soviet dynamics
Referral texts
Two volumes (three for not attending) to be chosen among the following:

- O. Roy, The New Central Asia: The Creation of Nations, I. B. Tauris, London 2000.
- P. Sartori, Altro che seta. Corano e progresso in Turkestan, Campanotto, Udine 2003.
- M. Buttino, La rivoluzione capovolta. L’Asia centrale tra il crollo dell’impero zarista e la formazione dell’Urss, L’ancora del Mediterraneo, Napoli 2003.
- A. Kappeler, La Russia. Storia di un impero multietnico, Edizioni Lavoro, Roma 2006.
- P. Chuvin, R. Létolle, S. Peyrouse, Histoire de l’Asie centrale contemporaine, Fayard, Paris 2008.
- A. Ferrari, Breve storia del Caucaso, Carocci, Roma 2007.
- A. Ferrari, La foresta e la steppa. Il mito dell'Eurasia nella cultura russa, Mimesis, Milano 2011.
- A. Ferrari, Quando il Caucaso incontrò la Russia. Cinque storie esemplari, Guerini e Associati, Milano 2015.
- D. Trenin, Post-Imperium. A Eurasian Story, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington 2011
Type of exam
oral
Assessment methods
Conventional
Teaching language
Italian