A crash course in European history, 17!
This playlist consists of 51 videos all about European History. Teachers can use these videos to support their lesson plans and engage students. These videos each cover specific topics and concepts learned in European History classes. The playlist is an excellent resource for students to review or study for a test or final. By the end of this playlist, students will be able to explain the context of historical events in Europe and identify the chronological order of those events on a broader scale.
In eastern Europe, in the 17th century a couple of "great powers" were coming into their own. The vast empire of Russia was modernizing under Peter the Great, and the relatively tiny state of Prussia was evolving as well. Russia (and Tsar Peter) reformed many aspects of Russian governance, realigning them toward the way things were done in western Europe. In Prussia, efficiency of institutions became a thing, and Prussia turned into "a large army with a small state attached."
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Hosking, Geoffrey. Russia: People and Empire. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.
Hunt, Lynn et al. Challenge of the West: Peoples and Cultures from 1320 to the Global
Age. Lexington: D. C. Heath, 1995.
Kivelson, Valerie A. and Ronald Grigor Suny. Russia’s Empires. New York: Oxford
University Press, 2016.
Stites, Richard. Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia The Pleasure and the Power. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.
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