Abstract

Russian identity is a complicated subject. Discussions usually revolve around the extent to which Russia can be said to be European or not. The poet Alexander Pushkin, since the time of his death, has been a symbol of Russian identity and is seen to have articulated central components of Russian identity through works such as The Bronze Horseman and Eugene Onegin. However, Pushkin also addressed a critical era in the formation of Russian identity: the Time of Troubles. During this period Russian autocracy was strengthened and serfdom became further entrenched. This thesis will explore Alexander Pushkin’s interpretation of the Time of Troubles.

Degree Date

Spring 5-19-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Department

History

Advisor

Professor Daniel Orlovsky

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