Richard Pipes was one of the most prolific and influential historians of Russia in the United States. He contributed pioneering work in the study of Russia as a multinational empire and advanced our understanding of its social, intellectual, and political development. Pipes also had a big impact in the field of Kremlinology. At the same time, his work and personality sparked controversy. Richard Pipes and Controversies of Russian History in the Second Half of the 20th Century will explore some of the big postwar scholarly debates that Pipes stimulated and took part in.

Semester: WiSe 2021/22