Russia and Eurasia: Empires and Enduring Legacies
Fall, Winter, Spring, 2008-2009

Course Resources

You will not be required to visit any websites for this course, but you may wish to refer to some for quick reference.  You may find several fine sites for map resources, historical timelines, geographical and architectural sites, and famous paintings especially worthy.  Below is a short sampling:

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Map Resources: Reisenett: Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Maps

The Bucknell Russian History Site
This excellent site has several links to quality Russian history and culture sites. Here too you can subscribe to the scholarly discussion group for Russian specialists, H-Russia, and follow current scholarly debates and inquiries.

Modern History Sourcebook
A remarkable site for short histories, reliable primary source transcriptions, and links to numerous other sites. Unfortunately, this site (and its related Medieval History Sourcebook) is still relatively weak on Russian events, but, if nothing more, it can provide good cross references to contemporary worldwide events.

American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)
One stop shopping for all of your Russian needs. This is a central site with excellent links to Russian Art, Russian Icons, Russian History, and Russian Language. View excellent reproductions of famous artwork here, or plan your study abroad.

The Silk Road Project
Oodles of information about (and links to sites concerning) historical and contemporary themes of Central Asia and the ‘Silk Road’ region. Maps, timelines, documents, and articles are found here in abundance.

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
A stellar site with a stunning assortment of 18th and 19th century maps.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Often the best and most up-to-date information concerning the territories of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and East Europe.

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