Biography of Europe, Part 4: Ivan the Terrible and the Emergence of Russia
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore how Ivan the Terrible transformed Russia from a medieval state to an empire.
About this course:Ivan the Terrible (1530-1584) was grand prince of Moscow and the first to be proclaimed czar of Russia. His reign saw the completion of the construction of a centrally administered Russian state and the creation of an empire that included non-Slav states. In this course, we explore how the czar, long the victim of Mongol depredations, initiated this dramatic period of Russian expansion that swept aside centuries-old empires and announced Russia as a power to be reckoned within Europe and elsewhere. This course will be recorded. Students will have access to videos for the duration of the course.
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