CS: Eastern Europe in Modern Times

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The subject of this course is Eastern Europe. While this term is open to all sorts of definitions, the course will define it as, roughly, the area of Europe east of Germany and west of Russia. The events in this area which fill the newspaper headlines today are scarcely comprehensible without reference to the area's complex, fascinating, and often tragic history. This course will attempt to introduce the main forces and personalities that shaped Eastern European history in the past, and continue to shape it today