The Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften: EventsThursday, 16 February 2017, 19:00
Venue: Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften
Historisches Kolleg im Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften
Dominic Lieven (London School of Economics and Political Science)
»The End of Imperial Russia: Comparisons and Contexts«
About the lecture
The lecture will concentrate on the dilemmas facing Russia's rulers in 1856-1917 as they tried to turn a successful pre-modern empire into a viable twentieth-century polity. It will discuss the rival camps within the ruling elite: »liberals« who argued that, to survive, the Romanovs' regime must adopt Western political principles and »authoritarians« who believed that without the police-state Russia's society and empire would disintegrate. Comparisons will be made with other countries on Europe's less developed »Second World« periphery and with other empires. Great attention will be paid to the impact of international relations and geopolitics on Russia's fate.
About the subject of 2017: »End of Empires«
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Registration/Information: Ellinor Schweighöfer, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin des Historischen Kollegs (email@example.com; phone: 06172-13977-14