FLRU 2510 Russian Culture
Land of the Firebird: Study Guide
- What role did the Orthodox church play during the Mongol period?
- How did the Mongols govern Russia?
- Holy Trinity Monastery
- Dmitry Donskoy
- Moscow, "The Third Rome"
- What changes in the Moscow Kremlin were made under Ivan III?
- What role did Zoe play in Russian culture?
- What is the Church of the Assumption? Church of the Annunciation?
- How did the tsars select their brides?
- What was life like for women in the Kremlin?
- On what bases was Moscow divided into quarters?
- What was the role of the church in daily Muscovite life?
- Who was Richard Chancellor?
- What may have been the cause of Ivan the Terrible's cruelty later in his life?
- What was Ivan the Terrible's attitude toward the arts (music, writing, etc.)?
- What are some of the contradictions about his character?
- St. Basil's Cathedral. Who were the architects? Why was it built?
- What were banquets like in the time of Ivan the Terrible?
- Who are the "Oprichniki"?
- How did Boris Godunov come to power?
- What were the origins of serfdom in Russia?
- What was "The Time of Troubles"?
- Who were Minin and Pozharsky?
- Michael Romanov
- What was happening in the arts in the 1600's?
- Old Believers
- German Suburb